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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 & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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A Beautiful Mind
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
The Avengers
The Avengers Jarvis
The Da Vinci Code


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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
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Joe Hunter
 1998 Coming Home (TV Series)
Edward Carey-Lewis
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Edward Carey-Lewis
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... 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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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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When I was a kid I took some martial arts classes, but on Legion (2010) the stunt coordinators made you look like you can do the things that you can't, which is fantastic. I had an embarrassing amount of fun. It was like playing with a bunch of 10-year-olds who don't mind if you hit them. I had a scene where I threw a child zombie in the air who was attacking me. Actually, it was a small stunt ... See more »


Turned down the starring role of Dr. William Masters in Masters of Sex (2013) that went to Michael Sheen. See more »


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