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David Beckham's Film Career Takes Another Step With First Clip Of Him In 'King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword'

David has perfected his craft in commercials before.

09/05/2017 14:38 BST

David Beckham’s film career has properly begun, with the very first clip of his performance, lines and all, in ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ released today.

The film is written and directed by David’s great pal, Guy Ritchie, and stars ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star Charlie Hunnam in the title role. Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law and Eric Bana all have supporting roles.

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David Beckham appears in the film as 'Trigger'

David’s part in the film may be small, but it does signify a crucial moment in the story, for it comes as Charlie’s young Arthur comes across the fateful Sword in the stone for the very first time.

Arthur is seen asking David’s character, some kind of soldier, “Where do you want me?”

David, listed in the cast as playing ‘Trigger’, gives it proper attitude, replying:

“Bouncing on my knee - where do you think I want you? Hands on the hilt, stupid” referring to the sword stuck in the rock. 

When Arthur goes up to try to remove the sword, we hear David’s voice again, “Oi, both hands.” And then history is made…

David previously appeared as a film projectionist in Guy Ritchie’s previous film ‘The Man From ‘U.N.C.L.E’, but he didn’t have any lines. He’s appeared a several documentaries about football, and had a film ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ named after him, although he didn’t actually appear in it, with the producers using a body double instead.

‘KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD’ is released in cinemas 19 May.

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