Paul Bettany


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Paul Bettany is an English actor. He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1 (2000), and director Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale (2001). He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind (2001), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (... See full bio »

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 2021 A Very British Scandal (TV Mini Series)
Ian Campbell
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... Ian Campbell
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Ian Campbell
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Ian Campbell
 2021 What If...? (TV Series)
Jarvis / Vision
- What If... Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark? (2021) ... Jarvis (voice)
- What If... Zombies?! (2021) ... Vision (voice)
 2021 WandaVision (TV Mini Series)
Vision / The Vision
- The Series Finale (2021) ... Vision / The Vision
- Previously On (2021) ... Vision
- Breaking the Fourth Wall (2021) ... Vision
- All-New Halloween Spooktacular! (2021) ... Vision
- On a Very Special Episode... (2021) ... Vision
 2020 Uncle Frank
Frank
 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story
Dryden Vos
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War
Vision
 2017 Manhunt (TV Series)
Ted Kaczynski
- USA vs. Theodore J. Kaczynski (2017) ... Ted Kaczynski
- Lincoln (2017) ... Ted Kaczynski
- Ted (2017) ... Ted Kaczynski
- Abri (2017) ... Ted Kaczynski (voice, uncredited)
- Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (2017) ... Ted Kaczynski
 2017/I Journey's End
Lieutenant Osborne
 2015/I Legend
Charlie Richardson (uncredited)
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
Jarvis / Vision
 2015 Mortdecai
Jock
 2014/I Transcendence
Max Waters
 2013 Iron Man 3
JARVIS (voice)
 2012/I Blood
Joe Fairburn
 2012 The Avengers
Jarvis (voice)
 2011 Priest
Priest
 2011 Margin Call
Will Emerson
 2010/I The Tourist
Inspector John Acheson
 2010 Iron Man 2
JARVIS (voice)
 2010 Legion
Michael
 2009/I Creation
Charles Darwin
 2009 The Young Victoria
Lord Melbourne
 2008 Inkheart
Dustfinger
 2008 The Secret Life of Bees
T. Ray Owens
 2008 Broken Lines
Chester
 2008 Iron Man
JARVIS (voice)
 2006 The Da Vinci Code
Silas
 2006 Firewall
Bill Cox
 2004 Wimbledon
Peter Colt
 2004 Euston Road (Short)
Y
 2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Dr. Stephen Maturin, Surgeon
 2003 Dogville
Tom Edison
 2002/II The Reckoning
Nicholas
 2002 The Heart of Me
Rickie / Husband
 2001 A Beautiful Mind
Charles
 2001 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Jimmy
 2001 A Knight's Tale
Geoffrey Chaucer
 2000 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
James Steerforth
 2000 Dead Babies
Quentin
 2000 Gangster No. 1
Young Gangster
 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
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Joe Hunter
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Joe Hunter
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Joe Hunter
 1998 Coming Home (TV Mini 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
 1997 Sharpe (TV Series)
Prince William of Orange
- Sharpe's Waterloo (1997) ... Prince William of Orange
 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:

Appeared in "One More Wasted Year" by Christophe Pellet - Royal Court Theatre, London (1997). See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »


Height:

6' 3¼" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Jennifer Connelly  (2 children)

Children:

Stellan Bettany | See more »


Relatives:

Olga Gwynne (grandparent) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on his film Priest (2011)] The vampires in our film are creatures, they are full-on monsters and full-on ferocious, formidable beasts. They're really not your romantic idea of what the vampire is. This is a species that, in our world, has coexisted with human beings forever and we have just been managing a war forever...Now the war is over and the vampires are contained and the priests are ... See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

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Towering height and slender frame See more »

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