Paul Bettany

Actor, Busker, Guitarist
After making his mark with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in an acclaimed production of Stephen Daldry's "An Inspector Calls" (1992), actor Paul Bettany had a memorable debut as Geoffrey Chaucer in the cheeky ... Read more »
Born: 05/27/1971 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (37)

Mortdecai 2015 (Movie)

Jock (Actor)

Broken Lines 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stories of Lost Souls 2014 (Movie)

("Euston Road") (Actor)

Transcendence 2014 (Movie)

Max Waters (Actor)

Blood 2013 (Movie)

Joe Fairburn (Actor)

Iron Man 3 2013 (Movie)

Jarvis (Actor)

The Avengers 2012 (Movie)

Jarvis (Actor)

Margin Call 2011 (Movie)

Will Emerson (Actor)

Priest 2011 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Creation 2010 (Movie)

Charles Darwin (Actor)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

Jarvis (Voice)

Legion 2010 (Movie)

Archangel Michael (Actor)

The Tourist 2010 (Movie)

Inspector John Acheson (Actor)

Inkheart 2009 (Movie)

Dustfinger (Actor)

The Young Victoria 2009 (Movie)

Lord Melbourne (Actor)

Iron Man 2008 (Movie)

Jarvis (Actor)

The Secret Life of Bees 2008 (Movie)

T. Ray Owens (Actor)

Firewall 2006 (Movie)

Bill Cox (Actor)

The Da Vinci Code 2006 (Movie)

Silas (Actor)

Dogville 2004 (Movie)

Tom Edison (Actor)

The 9th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Reckoning 2004 (Movie)

Nicholas (Actor)

Wimbledon 2004 (Movie)

Peter Colt (Actor)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 (Movie)

Dr Stephen Maturin (Actor)

The Heart of Me 2003 (Movie)

Ricky Masters (Actor)

Dogville Confessions 2002 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Gangster No. 1 2002 (Movie)

Young Gangster (Actor)

A Beautiful Mind 2001 (Movie)

Charles Herman (Actor)

A Knight's Tale 2001 (Movie)

Geoffrey Chaucer (Actor)

David Copperfield 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dead Babies 2000 (Movie)

Quentin (Actor)

The Suicide Club 2000 (Movie)

Shaw (Actor)

After the Rain 1998 (Movie)

Steph (Actor)

The Land Girls 1998 (Movie)

Philip (Actor)

Bent 1997 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

Born (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (1)

Shelter 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

Shelter 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

After making his mark with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in an acclaimed production of Stephen Daldry's "An Inspector Calls" (1992), actor Paul Bettany had a memorable debut as Geoffrey Chaucer in the cheeky adventure "A Knight's Tale" (2001). From there, Bettany developed into a much sought-after supporting actor who made occasional forays into leading man territory. But it was his role as the imagined roommate of a genius mathematician suffering from schizophrenia in "A Beautiful Mind" (2001) that catapulted the actor into a rising star. More importantly, however, Bettany won the heart of his Oscar-winning co-star, Jennifer Connelly, whom he married in 2002. Following another acclaimed performance in the period adventure, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (2003), Bettany took a bit of a misstep with the failed romantic comedy "Wimbledon" (2004), before going virtually unnoticed with the medieval thriller "The Reckoning" (2004). Nonetheless, he continued to have quality turns in large studio films like "Firewall" (2006) and "The Da Vinci Code" (2006), indicating that Bettany was a star who easily transitioned between supporting and leading roles in a variety of film genres.

Relationships

Thane Bettany

Father
Divorced Anne Kettle 1993 after 25 years of marriage

Matthew Bettany

Brother
Younger Died 1988 at age eight after falling from a roof of a tennis pavilion

Sarah Bettany

Sister
Older

Agnes Bettany

Daughter
Born May 31, 2011 via home water birth in a birthing pool; mother, Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly Actor

Wife
Met on set of "A Beautiful Mind" (2001) Married New Year's Day 2003 in Scotland

Stellan Connelly

Son
Born Aug. 5, 2003; mother, Jennifer Connelly; named after actor Stellan Skarsgård

Kai Dugan

Step-Son
Born 1997 to Jennifer Connelly and David Dugan

Laura Fraser Actor

Companion
Met late 1999 when they both auditioned for a film Co-starred in "A Knight's Tale" (2001) No longer together

Anne Kettle

Mother
Divorced Thane Bettany 1993 after 25 years of marriage

Emily Mortimer Actor

Companion
Met on set of 1998 British serial "Coming Home" No longer together

EDUCATION

The Drama Center

Milestones

2011

Joined the ensemble cast of the financial drama thriller "Margin Call"

2010

Played the archangel Michael, who has become a fallen angel, in the apocalyptic thriller "Legion"

2010

Co-starred with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp in "The Tourist"

2008

Co-starred in the feature adaption of the bestselling novel "The Secret Life of Bees"

2006

Portrayed albino monk Silas in Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code"

2006

Co-starred with Harrison Ford in the thriller "Firewall"

2004

Co-starred with Nicole Kidman as Tom Edison, the self-appointed town spokesman, in Lars von Trier's "Dogville"

2004

Played an aging tennis pro opposite Kirsten Dunst in Richard Loncraine's "Wimbledon"

2003

Re-teamed with Crowe for Peter Weir's "Master and Commander"

2003

Starred in the feature "The Heart of Me," an adaptation of Rosamond Lehmann's novel The Echoing Grove

2003

Cast as a young monk who joins a traveling band of actors in "The Reckoning"

2001

Cast opposite Russell Crowe, who portrayed mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., in Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind"

2001

Breakthrough screen role as an often naked Geoffrey Chaucer in "A Knight's Tale"

2000

First leading role in films, as the young incarnation of the title character in the British drama "Gangster No. 1"

2000

Co-starred in the black comedy "Dead Babies"

2000

Debut in a U.S. TV production, cast as James Steerforth in the TNT miniseries adaptation of "David Copperfield"

1998

Had supporting role in "Land Girls"

1997

Film acting debut, playing a Nazi captain in "Bent"

1997

Appeared as Prince William of Orange in the British TV production "Sharpe's Waterloo"

1992

Acted in Stephen Daldry's acclaimed revival of "An Inspector Calls"

Worked as a street performer (busker) in London

Raised in Harlsden in northwest London

Spent one season with the Royal Shakespeare Company

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