Paul Bettany

  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor
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  • 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.


  • 2004, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee


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


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

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