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).
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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 ...
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.
Towering height and slender frame