He’s better known for his fancy footwork on the footie field rather than his performance skills off the pitch, but that hasn’t stopped ‘Golden Balls’ Becks from giving acting a shot.

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David Beckham is no stranger to the red carpet!

The father-of-four has swapped his smart suits and glowing tan for a suit of armour and some pretty gruesome special effects make-up for his role in the soon to be released mega-movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. 

Although Beckham teased his involvement in the movie some months ago when he posted a snap of himself in make-up on the set, a new clip released of the upcoming film is the first time we’ve got to see the 42-year-old in character for the role.

David Beckham King Arthur

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Beckham plays ‘Trigger’, a character who is as hungry to get his hands on the Sword in the Stone as his rivals. In the new clip, you can watch Beckham directing a young Arthur to pull the sword from the stone:

Although David was often the star of the footie field, his acting skills seem to have left much to be desired. While some fans of Becks were quick to share their excitement at spotting the star on the big screen, others were critical of his performance.


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It’s thought that Beckham landed the role in the movie because he is good friends with the film’s director, Guy Ritchie. This isn’t the first time that Ritchie, who was previously married to pop-legend Madonna, has cast his pal Beckham in one of his films either!

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David got a small role in one of Ritchie’s previous films, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. which starts superhero hottie Henry Cavill.

Explaining how Becks got involved in his very first film project, Cavill revealed, “We called him up three days before…and I said ‘Do you fancy being in the movie?’ and he said ‘Yeah, OK alright then’ so we stuck him in.”