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Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany was born in Harlesden, London, England, into a theatre family. His father, Thane Bettany, is still an actor, but his mother, Anne Kettle, has retired from acting. His maternal grandmother, Olga Gwynne (her maiden and stage name), was a successful actress, while his maternal grandfather, Lesley Kettle, was a musician and promoter. He ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Legend
Charlie Richardson (uncredited)
 2015 Mortdecai
 2013 Iron Man 3
Jarvis (voice)
 2012/I Blood
Joe Fairburn
 2012 The Avengers
Jarvis (voice)
 2011 Priest
 2010 Iron Man 2
Jarvis (voice)
 2010 Legion
 2008 Broken Lines
 2008 Iron Man
Jarvis (voice)
 2004 Euston Road (Short)
 2002/II The Reckoning
 2002 The Heart of Me
 2001 Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)
 2000 Dead Babies
 2000 The Suicide Club
 1999 After the Rain
Steph Oosthuizen
 1999 Every Woman Knows a Secret (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Rob
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Rob
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Rob
 1998 Killer Net (TV Mini-Series)
Joe Hunter
 1998 Coming Home (TV Movie)
Edward Carey-Lewis
 1998 The Land Girls
 1997 Bent
 1996 The Bill (TV Series)
Jake Connolly
- The Right Thing (1996) ... Jake Connolly
 1994 Wycliffe (TV Series)
Ian Greaves
- The Pea Green Boat (1994) ... Ian Greaves
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Appeared in "One More Wasted Year" by Christophe Pellet - Royal Court Theatre, London (1997). See more »

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6' 3½" (1.92 m)

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One of my film heroes is Peter Weir, who made Fearless (1993) but also made Green Card (1990). Ang Lee makes a western, he makes a Seventies psycho movie, a costume drama and a monster movie. I wanted to be like that. I finished this in October and I haven't worked since, because my wife [the actress Jennifer Connelly] had just had the baby and I wanted to be with them. But I've just taken on a ... See more »


Was the first choice to portray King George VI in The King's Speech (2010) but after he turned it down Colin Firth, who went on to win the Best Actor Oscar for his performance, was cast instead. See more »


Often plays secondary characters who are scene stealers See more »

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