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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 & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Legend
Charlie Richardson (uncredited)
 2015 Mortdecai
Jock
 2013 Iron Man 3
Jarvis (voice)
 2012/I Blood
Joe Fairburn
 2012 The Avengers
Jarvis (voice)
 2011 Priest
Priest
 2010 Iron Man 2
Jarvis (voice)
 2010 Legion
Michael
 2008 Broken Lines
Chester
 2008 Iron Man
Jarvis (voice)
 2004 Euston Road (Short)
Y
 2002/II The Reckoning
Nicholas
 2002 The Heart of Me
Rickie
 2001 Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)
Jimmy
 2000 Dead Babies
Quentin
 2000 The Suicide Club
Shaw
 1999 After the Rain
Steph Oosthuizen
 1999 Every Woman Knows a Secret (TV Mini-Series)
Rob
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Rob
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Rob
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Rob
 1998 Killer Net (TV Mini-Series)
Joe Hunter
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Joe Hunter
 1998 Coming Home (TV Movie)
Edward Carey-Lewis
 1998 The Land Girls
Philip
 1997 Bent
Captain
 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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Other Works:

Appeared in "One More Wasted Year" by Christophe Pellet - Royal Court Theatre, London (1997). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Personal Quote:

... reading to both my kids has always been important. My wife, Jennifer, and I read to them every night. It's the most delicious time of the day when your child is all sleepy and cuddly and they get to snuggle up and you read them a bedtime story. It's the bit of parenting that makes up for when they're screaming and shouting at you. See more »

Trivia:

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 »

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Towering height and slender frame See more »

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Gemini

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