David Beckham is well-known for his successful careers in football and modelling, and now the star has added another string to his bow with an acting role in Guy Ritchie’s hotly anticipated movie King Arthur. On Friday, David posted a photograph of himself in character wearing a suit of armour whilst filming his scene in the flick. As one would expect, his social media followers were thrilled – the photo received almost one million likes in 17 hours on David’s Instagram page. The ex-footballer and model also shared the brooding snap with his Facebook followers, writing: “On set on the King Arthur: Legend of the Sword film.” In the screenshot, David appears in a black suit of armour, carrying a sword and looking gorgeous with his hair slicked back.
David’s fans didn’t hold back commenting on the picture, with one writing: “David Beckham as a knight… this is just too much.” Another said: “As a medievalist, I think this is everything I’ve ever wanted: David Beckham in medieval costume.” One fan had already watched preview and commented: “I saw a preview of the film last night I loved it! I actually gasped out loud when you turned around on screen! I had no idea you were going to be in it! Great job!” Flattering the multi-faceted star, another follower commented: “Wow… is there anything this guy can’t do? I mean first a great football career, then a fashion icon and now an actor… there is no stopping David.”
In the movie, David plays a small role as the ‘Blackleg leader’ called Trigger. He stars alongside Cahrlie Hunnam, Jude Law and Poppy Delevingne. David first let fans know of his role in Guy Ritchie’s new film a few weeks ago, when he shared a photo of himself backstage in makeup. The picture showed David with a very realistic-looking scar on his face. He captioned the snap: “Rough day at the office @kingarthurmovie @guyritchie.
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King Arthur is a new challenge for father-of-four David, who has been keeping a low profile of late, appearing to spend time at home with his children while his wife Victoria pursues her career as a fashion designer. Speaking to The Times newspaper last year, David revealed his acting aspirations: “I am very aware that many sportsmen and other celebrities have turned their hand to acting and failed," he said. “I know that it is a tough profession, where you need a huge amount of skill and discipline, and I wouldn't want to push myself forward too soon, without learning more about it, and doing a lot more practice.” King Arthur is due for release in UK cinemas on 19 May.