Watch David Beckham Stretch His Acting Chops In This Brand New 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' Clip

We hear the 'grumpy henchman' for the first time

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Alongside 'Dad', footballer and philanthropist, David Beckham can now, officially, call himself an actor.

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We've already seen the, quite frankly, distressing, transformation of our beloved David (we're on a first-name basis) go from hunk to haggard on his Instagram.

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And we were all prepared to play 'spot the Beckham' among the many gnarled extras of Guy Ritchie's new film 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword', but we got it wrong, since Beckham has got a fully-fledged talking role.

Thirteen lines to be exact.

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Beckham has been mates with the director Ritchie for years now, though, David took his role as Blackleg Leader super serious, he told The Times:

'I had 13 lines and practiced a huge amount beforehand.

'Guy had someone come and rehearse with me, and I did that an hour every day in the build-up.'

Guy Ritchie and David Beckham in November 2016
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And his practice didn't go unnoticed. Charlie Hunnam (from Sons of Anarchy) plays the lead role in the film and developed quite the man crush of David whilst they were filming.

Hunnam told Mr Porter,

'David Beckham asked me my opinion a few times on different bits and bobs. I don't know if it was any help or not, but I was really blown away.

'It became very clear why and how Beckham's become the phenomenon that he has. Because he showed up determined to do a good job.

'He'd worked with a dialect coach, and maybe an acting coach.

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'I sort of anticipated, well, he's a superstar. This is not his primary or even his secondary focus; this is just a bit of a giggle for him. But that work ethic just shone through.

'And that, combined with him just being humble and kind and accessible, was very endearing. I'm not a football man, so upfront, I didn't really have a strong feeling one or way or another. But by the time he left, I had a little bit of a crush on him. He was pretty fucking cool.'

Excuse us whilst our hearts melt.

Yesterday a new clip was released from the film, that is set to come out on Friday. It features Hunnam giving the old sword a good yank from the stone, whilst Beckham and his gang of henchman look on.

Without further ado, let's check out David in action:

The film also stars Jude Law, just in case your ovaries could actually withstand Charlie and David in one film.

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