David Beckham makes his acting debut in new clip from King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

We never knew that the legend of King Arthur was actually set in London's East End...

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We’ve got Guy Ritchie to thank for giving us Vinnie Jones: the actor. Now, David Beckham is following in Vinnie’s boots from the pitch to the big screen in Ritchie’s brand new film.

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Until now, the only acting we’d ever seen Beckham do was in those adverts for his pants, and that time he joined Del Boy and Rodney in the caff for Comic Relief. And after seeing this new video for Ritchie’s new film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, we think we know why. ‘Ere, ‘av a listen:

Crikey, sounds like he’s come straight out of Walford. Combined with the slo-mo turn it could be another Comic Relief sketch if we didn’t know better. Bless.

Beckham previously said that he’d spent “an hour every day” in the build up to playing his part, taking the time to work on his character and learn his lines. All 13 of them.

In an interview with The Times, he said he was expecting to be criticised over the role. “I am very aware that many sportsmen and other celebrities have turned their hand to acting and failed.

“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.”

The film also stars Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur alongside Jude Law playing Arthur’s uncle Vortigern.

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is released in UK cinemas on 19th May