- 09:11 AM, Jan 20
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).
Decided to concentrate entirely on silver screen production by the beginning of the third millennium, Paul satisfyingly made his way to pop up in several more movies during the year 2000, particularly that of "Gangster No. 1" in which he delightfully landed his first leading role accompanied by David Thewlis. With the growing brilliant skills he had