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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 & 19 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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 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/II The Reckoning
Nicholas
 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 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
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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Personal Details

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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on if there's anything about being a musician that prepares one for being an actor] Well, it's interesting. You know, I was able to look at a group of kids that were sitting on the stairs when I used to busk, which is play music, and I'd be able to judge whether they were French or, you know, what their nationality was. So if they were French, I would think, "Well, the Cure are huge in France, ... See more »

Trivia:

Was the first choice to portray King George VI in The King's Speech (2010) but after he turned it down Colin Firth, who went on to win the Best Actor Oscar for his performance, was cast instead. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays secondary characters who are scene stealers See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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