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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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5 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »


6' 3½" (1.92 m)

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[on if there's anything about being a musician that prepares one for being an actor] Well, it's interesting. You know, I was able to look at a group of kids that were sitting on the stairs when I used to busk, which is play music, and I'd be able to judge whether they were French or, you know, what their nationality was. So if they were French, I would think, "Well, the Cure are huge in France, ... See more »


His son's godfather is the actor Charlie Condou who starred with him in Dead Babies (2000) and Euston Road (2004). See more »


Often plays secondary characters who are scene stealers See more »

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