Victoria Beckham praises David's cameo in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

The director then said he couldn't have been swayed to pop Becks in the film because of the former footballer's superstar status, with Ritchie making the completely believable claim that his kids "hadn't heard of" David Beckham.

Speaking at the London premiere of the movie in Leicester Square on Wednesday (10.05.17), Charlie said: "It was lovely (working with Beckham), he did an wonderful job". "It's me doing something I love with a friend".

The retired soccer star has a cameo role in the Guy Ritchie-directed drama movie and Charlie has revealed he relished the experience of working with David, calling him a "humble" guy.

"I said to Guy, 'Just bring those other chimpanzees in here and whoever walks out of this room gets the role, because, in English parlance, I'll smash the granny out of the competition even at 160 pounds, '" Charlie said. "He is a fabulous actor and a real pleasure to be with".

Although David was thrilled to be offered a tiny part by his friend Guy he is adamant that it is not the start of a Hollywood career for him.

"I haven't taken a step into acting".

This is not your father's King Arthur legend. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy...whether he likes it or not.

Beckham's character answers: "Bouncing on me knee - where do ya think I want ya?" Chief bad guy is Jude Law's Vortigern, who steals the crown from his older brother Uther (Eric Bana) and has a penchant for morphing into a fire-breathing CGI monster.

King Arthur will officially release in United Kingdom cinemas on May 19.

  • Salvatore Jensen