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Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Date :

May 27, 1971

Birth Place :

Harlesden, London, England

Spouse :

Jennifer Connelly (actress, since 1-Jan-03)

Claim to fame :

As Charles in "A Beautiful Mind" (2001)

Biography


Persistently striving to compile such a fabulous resume consisting of various excellent theatrical and screen stints, Paul Bettany successfully has carved his niche in the forefront of Hollywood film industry to keep shining through as one of the lauded thespians of his generation. Hailed from a family with strong artistic background, he was born on May 27, 1971 in a northwest London district called Harlesden to stage actor Thande Bettany and Anne Kettle, an aspiring singer whose primary job is a secretary at a drama school in England. Only spending nine years of his life there, the kid then was taken to settle in a village of Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire where he later grew up as a teen who initially seemed to have little ambition for anything aside from his large interest in music, which sharply contrasted with his lacking enthusiasm for school subjects. Fortunately, this unfocused life of his began to find its direction by the age of 19 when the blue-eyed guy entered London Drama Centre in Chalk Farm and unexpectedly found himself fell heavily into acting, just like his father had experienced before.

Ultimately fixed his mind to pursue a fine career in the field, Paul did not waste much time to commence his journey and stepped straight into work, making his professional stage debut in 1993 through the West End revival of "An Inspector Calls" under superb direction of Stephen Daldry. As the play turned out to be a success, he subsequently was invited to take part in its ten-month tour around U.S. and Australia, but the young man boldly turned down the offer to instead join the Royal Shakespeare Company in which he managed to appear in its productions of "Richard III" also "Julius Caesar" among others. Honed his craft in the company for one season, he afterwards moved to Royal Court Theatre while also built his path in entertainment industry with performances in either small screen features, like "Sharpe's Waterloo" (1997) and "Coming Home" (1998), or big ones, such as "Bent" (1997) and "The Land Girls" (1998).

Latest News


Paul Bettany to Play the Vision in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

February 07, 2014 03:41:37 GMT

is added as a new member of the Avengers. The actor, who voiced J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark's virtual assistant, in the three "" movies and the first "Avengers" flick, is now cast to play The Vision in the upcoming "".
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Paul Bettany Casts His Wife Jennifer Connelly in Directorial Debut

August 22, 2013 06:15:04 GMT

will team up with his wife in "", the British actor's directorial debut which he also writes and produces alongside Daniel Wagner, Robert Ogden Barnum and Katie Mustard. The Silas of "" also casts in his new project.
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Paul Bettany Is 'Masters of Sex' in Showtime's Pilot

November 12, 2011 05:40:10 GMT

is set to make his debut in American television with "". The 40-year-old British actor has landed a role as sex education researcher William Masters in the Showtime pilot.
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Paul Bettany and Cam Gigandet Fight Newborn Vampires in New 'Priest' Clip

April 26, 2011 09:01:38 GMT

Another fresh clip for "" has hit the web. The newly-released video, obtained via IGN, focuses on 's title character and 's Hicks who stand up and fight an army of newborn vampires.
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Paul Bettany Regrets Not Taking 'King's Speech' Role

January 27, 2011 03:14:07 GMT

regrets turning down 's Oscar-nominated role in "", but he stands by his decision because it was "the right thing" to do for his family. Firth received an Academy Award nomination on Tuesday, January 25 for his portrayal of stuttering British monarch King George VI in the film, while he also won a Golden Globe for his performance earlier this month.
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Paul Bettany Was First Choice for 'The King's Speech'

January 20, 2011 02:42:17 GMT

nearly missed out on his role in acclaimed new movie "" as was the first choice to play the stuttering British monarch. Firth won a Golden Globe at the weekend, January 16 for his portrayal of King George VI in the film, which has won numerous awards nominations and is tipped for success at the upcoming Oscars.
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Natalie Portman Plans to Make 'Female Comedies'

December 15, 2010 06:59:11 GMT

Hollywood star wants to boost the profile of women in comedy by making funny films via her new production company Handsomecharlie Films. The "Star Wars" actress has set up the firm with her business partner Annette Savitch and they aim to emulate the style of raunchy comedy made famous by in his hit 2007 movie "".
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Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany Expecting Their Second Child

December 15, 2010 06:53:22 GMT

and are expecting their second child together. The actress' representative has confirmed the 40 year old is pregnant with her third child.
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Comic Con 2010: 'Priest', 'The Other Guys' and 'Green Hornet' Panel Highlights

July 24, 2010 06:36:01 GMT

Sony Pictures brought three of their upcoming movies at a time to San Diego Comic Con International on Friday, July 23. Taking place at Hall H, the panel started with a presentation for "". Director Scott Stewart came first to introduce the first trailer for the movie. The trailer later hits the web and is embedded at the end of this article. It gives a quick glimpse of vampire attack and a lot of action sequences.
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First Look at Paul Bettany's Vampire-Themed Movie 'Priest'

March 16, 2010 06:33:14 GMT

ET Canada has got its hand on the first sneak peek video to horror movie "". In the snippet, the film's stars including , and share their thoughts on the film. Moreover, the video shares behind the scenes of the production, giving a glimpse of Bettany shooting the part when he fights his enemy in the air.
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Paul Bettany: Twitter and Facebook Are Not My Thing

March 06, 2010 06:27:55 GMT

British actor refuses to use social networking websites because he can't understand why stars update fans with the mundane details of their life. "" star, who is married to actress , admits he is bemused by sites such as Facebook and Twitter, which have gained a star-studded following among Hollywood's elite.
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Paul Bettany in Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment's Transcendence - bettany-connelly-premiere-transcendence-03 Paul Bettany in Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment's Transcendence - bettany-connelly-premiere-transcendence-02 Paul Bettany in Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment's Transcendence - bettany-connelly-premiere-transcendence-01 Paul Bettany in Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment's Transcendence - paul-bettany-premiere-transcendence-03 Paul Bettany in Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment's Transcendence - paul-bettany-premiere-transcendence-02 Paul Bettany in Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment's Transcendence - paul-bettany-premiere-transcendence-01 Paul Bettany in Noah New York Premiere - bettany-connelly-premiere-noah-02 Paul Bettany in Noah New York Premiere - bettany-connelly-premiere-noah-01 Paul Bettany in US Debut of The Canali Fitness System - paul-bettany-us-debut-the-canali-fitness-system-01 Paul Bettany in US Debut of The Canali Fitness System - paul-bettany-us-debut-the-canali-fitness-system-02 Paul Bettany in The 2012 U.S. Open - The Women's Final - connelly-bettany-2012-us-open-02 Paul Bettany in The 2012 U.S. Open - The Women's Final - connelly-bettany-2012-us-open-01 Paul Bettany in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Premiere- During The 65th Cannes Film Festival - bettany-connelly-de-niro-hightower-65th-annual-cannes-film-festival-01 Paul Bettany in Premiere of Margin Call - Outside Arrivals - paul-bettany-premiere-margin-call-02 Paul Bettany in Premiere of Margin Call - Outside Arrivals - paul-bettany-premiere-margin-call-01 Paul Bettany in Columbia Pictures Presents The World Premiere of The Tourist - the_tourist_world_premiere_09_wenn5581431 Paul Bettany in Columbia Pictures Presents The World Premiere of The Tourist - the_tourist_premiere_005_wenn5581305 Paul Bettany in Columbia Pictures Presents The World Premiere of The Tourist - the_tourist_premiere_004_wenn5581302 Paul Bettany in Comic Con 2010 - Day 2 - 'Priest' Press Conference - priest_comic_con_11_wenn2935791 Paul Bettany in Comic Con 2010 - Day 2 - 'Priest' Press Conference - priest_comic_con_13_wenn2935790 Paul Bettany in Comic Con 2010 - Day 2 - 'Priest' Press Conference - priest_comic_con_8_wenn2935789 Paul Bettany in World Premiere of 'Legion' - legion_premiere_40_wenn2718615 Paul Bettany in World Premiere of 'Legion' - legion_premiere_39_wenn2718623 Paul Bettany in World Premiere of 'Legion' - wenn2718620 Paul Bettany in Photo Call for 'Creation' - wenn5414139 Paul Bettany in 2009 Comic Con International - Day 2 - ALO-078427 Paul Bettany in 2009 Comic Con International - Day 2 - ALO-078426 Paul Bettany in 2009 Comic Con International - Day 2 - ALO-078428 Paul Bettany in "Inkheart" New York Premiere - Arrivals - SGY-006137 Paul Bettany in "Inkheart" New York Premiere - Arrivals - SGY-006138 Paul Bettany in "Inkheart" New York Premiere - Arrivals - SGY-006142 Paul Bettany in 35th Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals - ALO-051030 Paul Bettany in Reservation Road Movie Premiere in Los Angeles - SGG-074653 Paul Bettany in Blood Diamond Movie Premiere in London - SPX-003975 Paul Bettany in Firewall World Premiere - DGG-008689 Paul Bettany in Firewall World Premiere - DGG-008686
 
 
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