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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. He has an older sister who is a writer and a mother. His maternal grandmother, Olga Gwynne (her maiden and stage name), was a successful actress, while his maternal ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include: Paris in "Romeo and Juliet", Decius Brutus/Strato in "Julius Caesar", Richmond in "Richard III", and Drum Major in Buechner's "Woyzeck" (1995). See more »

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6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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[on if he likes to play characters who only see in black and white] No, I don't. I think, conversely, I sort of see the job of my life being a process of becoming less judgmental as I get older. That's what I want to do. Acting has so many vain and awful things about it, but one of the really edifying things about it is you can, at times, get the opportunity to put yourself imaginatively in ... See more »

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Writer/director Brian Helgeland wrote the role of Chaucer in A Knight's Tale (2001) specifically for Paul. He "refused" to do the movie without him. The production companies did not think Bettany was known well enough, Helgeland thought that if he backed down on his choice of Bettany, he would have to back down on everything else. See more »

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Towering height and slender frame See more »

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