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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 7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Played "Eric" in "An Inspector Calls", a play by J.B. Priestley - Aldwych Theatre, London (1993). See more »

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6' 3½" (1.92 m)

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On how Hollywood treats its female actors: In general it's so much more of an objectification. You know the drill, it's a true story. For instance, if I am being asked to have a picture taken on the cover of a magazine, maybe they're wanting me to look sexy, maybe they're wanting me to look rugged, maybe they're wanting me to look fragile. With a woman, they want you to look available, ... See more »


Gave up smoking in 2005 after seeing his 2 year-old son, Stellan, imitating him with a pen. See more »


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