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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 & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

A Beautiful Mind
(2001)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
(2003)
The Avengers
The Avengers Jarvis
(2012)
Iron Man
Iron Man JARVIS
(2008)

Filmography

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 2017 Journey's End
Osborne
 2015/I Legend
Charlie Richardson (uncredited)
 2015 Mortdecai
Jock
 2013 Iron Man Three
JARVIS (voice)
 2012/I Blood
Joe Fairburn
 2012 The Avengers
Jarvis (voice)
 2011 Priest
Priest
 2010 Iron Man 2
JARVIS (voice)
 2010 Legion
Michael
 2008 Broken Lines
Chester
 2008 Iron Man
JARVIS (voice)
 2004 Euston Road (Short)
Y
 2002 The Heart of Me
Rickie
 2001 Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)
Jimmy
 2000 Dead Babies
Quentin
 2000 The Suicide Club
Shaw
 1999 After the Rain
Steph Oosthuizen
 1999 Every Woman Knows a Secret (TV Mini-Series)
Rob
- 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 The Land Girls
Philip
 1997 Bent
Captain
 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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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Personal Quote:

I wouldn't want to tumble with Harrison Ford in real life. He's a tough son of a bitch. I threw that man through a window seven times and he landed on his head, got up, rebuilt the window with the crew and then got thrown through it again. I hit that man in the stomach and he said, 'Could you just land it a bit harder so I could feel it?' So I landed it a bit harder and he wanted a bit more so he... See more »

Trivia:

Has appeared in many theatre productions, debuting in Stephen Daldry's production of "An Inspectors Calls," grabbing the American film industry's attention in Joe Penhall's "Love and Understanding." He also appeared in "One More Waster Year" and "Stranger's House." See more »

Trademark:

Often plays secondary characters who are scene stealers See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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