Fast Facts

  • Left school at 16 and spent the next couple of years working as a busker in London, as well as at a care center for the elderly, before pursuing an acting career.
  • Early inspiration was his father, a former actor who left the profession to become a teacher.
  • Received the London Critics Circle Film Award in 2002 for British Supporting Actor of the Year for 2001's A Knight's Tale.
  • Prepared for his role in Wimbledon (2004) with the help of former tennis ace Pat Cash.
  • Worked alongside Jon Favreau while shooting Wimbledon. Favreau later cast Bettany as the voice of Jarvis in the 2008 blockbuster film Iron Man.

Awards

  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Agnes Lark Bettany — Daughter
  • Anne — Mother
  • Matthew Bettany — Brother
  • Emily Mortimer — Ex-significant Other
  • Stellan Bettany — Son
  • Emaly — Niece
  • Jennifer Connelly — Wife
  • Olga Gwynne — Grandmother
  • Kai Dugan — Stepson
  • Sarah — Sister
  • Thane Bettany — Father

College

  • Attended University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins College, The Drama Centre, London England

Details

  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Birthday: May 27, 1971, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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