HIS dad was one of the world’s best footballers but Brooklyn Beckham is aiming to use his photography skills, rather than a football, to reach the top.
Here’s everything you need to know about David and Victoria’s eldest son, who he is dating and his work to date…
Who is Brooklyn Beckham, how old is he and what is his background?
Brooklyn Joseph Beckham is the eldest son of David and Victoria Beckham.
He was born on March 4, 1999 in London.
Meanwhile his younger sister, Harper, was born in 2011 – and Brooklyn was frequently seen protectively carrying her around when she was a toddler.
Brooklyn is starting to get tattoos like his footballer dad, and now has six.
His recent tatts include a rose on his ribs, a compass on his forearm and the message “Made In England” on his foot, which is surprising considering it’s commonly thought he was conceived in New York.
He also has a camera tatooed on his left bicep, which is inspired by his main love in life – photography.
Where did Brooklyn Beckham get his name?
It is well known that Brooklyn’s name was inspired by the neighbourhood of New York City, where his mum Victoria found out she was pregnant.
But his name is also inspired by a girls’ name.
Victoria wrote in her 2001 autobiography, Learning to Fly: “We already knew he was a boy and so I knew he could end up a footballer, so it had to be a name that was a bit bloke.
“I had always liked the name Brooke and then we suddenly thought about Brooklyn. I’d always like it as a place – it’s very multi-cultural, very grounded.
“And it was only afterwards that I realised how appropriate it was because it was in New York that I found out I was pregnant and where David came after the World Cup.”
Did Brooklyn Beckham work in a café?
In 2014 it was reported that Brooklyn – then aged 15 – had landed a weekend job at a café in London.
Employment laws meant he wasn’t able to work for longer than seven hours, with the lad clocking in on Saturdays for a shift.
He earned a salary of £2.68 per hour, “got on OK” with fellow members of staff, and was praised by fans for earning money for himself over living off his parent’s fortune.
Is Brooklyn Beckham in any movies?
Brooklyn has featured in a number of TV docs/reality shows, mostly back when mum Victoria was trying to become a reality star in a series of one off specials including Victoria Beckham: Coming to America.
He has been offered film and television acting work, but dad David says he has rejected every offer he has been sent.
“He has had offers, but he is passionate about photography. And he will go into that, I think,” his dad said in early 2016 – but Brooklyn has appeared in a music video for The Vamps.
Is Brooklyn Beckham a photographer?
Brooklyn has shown developing interest as a photographer with his Instagram account filled with snaps from his life.
The star has even compiled his favourite photographs for a book entitled What I See which is due out on June 29.
Images released to the press showed some promise, but others were ridiculed on social media.
And The Sun was given the exclusive expert analysis of art critic Tabish Khan ahead of the book’s release, with the verdict less than glowing.
On one blurry shot of a glitzy dinner Khan offered the damning opinion that “the fact this shot is out of focus is more user error than a deliberate style choice.”
The expert said that another snap’s use of black and white “feels like a failed attempt to give a sense of mood.”
However, Khan conceded that “Brooklyn is only 18 and there’s clearly a lot of room for improvement.”
Huge fan of Brooklyn Beckham’s terrible photographs and even worse captions pic.twitter.com/012PeCcED4
— Alice Jones (@alicevjones) June 23, 2017
Brooklyn has also worked on major photography projects, including photographing a campaign for the Burberry Brit fragrance. He also directed the video for brother Cruz’s debut single.
In September he will be going to university to study for a degree in photography.
Is Brooklyn Beckham a model?
Brooklyn made his own modelling debut in 2014 when, aged 15, he appeared on the cover of independent men’s fashion biannual magazine Man About Town.
He has continued to model for glossy magazines – including Miss Vogue, Dazed & Confused, Rollacoaster, and Vogue Hommes International.
He also appears on the cover of the October/November 2016 edition of Teen Vogue – his back visible as cover star Chloe Grace Moretz features on the cover.
He had been dating Chloe at the time the shoot took place – but the pair broke up before it hit newsstands.
The star was also made the face of Spanish high street brand Pull and Bear in 2016.
Is Brooklyn Beckham in a relationship?
Protective parents Victoria and David have shielded much of the details of their children’s private lives.
However Brooklyn’s first public relationship was with Hollywood actress Chloe Grace Moretz with whom he had an on-off relationship between 2014 and 2016.
Brooklyn has also been linked to French model Sonia Ben Ammar and German model Adrienne Juliger.
He was also spied acting in a flirtatious manner with aspiring model Kim Turnbull in late 2016.
The following month, at the BRIT Awards after party, onlookers said he spent some time getting to know ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts after she asked to be introduced to him.
He was then reported to be dating 18-year-old US singer Madison Beer, a protege of Justin Bieber.
However, The Sun has revealed Brooklyn has rekindled his romance with Grace Moretz almost a year since they split.
Does Brooklyn Beckham have an American accent?
In November 2010, it seemed like the Beckham household had developed a transatlantic tone.
Dad David told The Sun: “They’ve got full-on American accents now but I don’t care. It makes me laugh when we go home and we see the parents and grandparents and they are like, ‘What’s happened to them?’”.
But by the time of the Ice Bucket challenge craze in 2014, video shared by Victoria showed the lads had gone back to their roots with Brookyln sounding pretty distinctly British as he nominated celebrity offspring Jack Ramsay, spin instructor Angela Davis and noted photographer David Sims.
Can Brooklyn Beckham drive?
Brooklyn passed his driving test in 2016, just weeks after turning 17.
He is known to have owned a Mercedes C-class sports car (which can go from 0 to 62mph in 6.7 seconds).
He is also known for not paying that much attention to where he parks – landing four parking tickets in two months not long after he completed his driving test.
Where does Brooklyn Beckham skateboard?
Brooklyn and his younger brothers are all avid skateboarders and are often seen wowing crowds with their skills in skate parks on both sides of the Atlantic.
The star has been known to hit the pavements – and the streets – around London including the North London, Camden neighbourhood.
He has also frequently been seen skateboarding on the streets of Los Angeles where he also resides, and used to skate around Santa Monica with ex-girlfriend Chloe Moretz.
Is Brooklyn Beckham a football player?
After joining the Arsenal training academy’s under 16 team in 2014, Brooklyn turned his back on the sport the following year after failing to secure a scholarship.
Football legend dad, David, has previously discussed his heartache at the fact his sons do not follow his passion, but has also claimed he is glad they are following their own ambitions.
“It broke my heart a little bit… I’d love them to play soccer, but I want them to be happy doing it,” he said in 2015.
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Is Brooklyn Beckham on Instagram?
Brooklyn has an impressive following on Instagram, amassing over 10 million followers on the social media app after two years of sharing his personal snaps.
The platform has provided the perfect outlet for him to practice and perfect his photography skills.
He frequently shares behind-the-scenes images from shoots he works on, family moments with his mum, dad, and siblings, and portraits of his friends.
He shared footage of him breaking his collarbone in a snowboarding accident on a ski trip in February.