Paul Bettany | Biography

Posted On: 05 May, 2014

Paul Bettany | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth May 27, 1971
Age 49 Years 9 Month(s)
Nationality English
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Jennifer Connelly
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? No
Married Yes
Net Worth $5 Million Dollars
Height 6 feet 3 inches(191 cm)
Weight 90 kg
Children/Kids Kai Dugan, Agnes Lark Bettany, Stellan Bettany

An English actor, Paul Bettany, is known for his role in Gangster No. 1, A Knight's Tale, A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and Dogville to name few was born on 27 May 1971 in Shepherd’s Bush, London. He was born to parents Anne, a stage singer, theatre teacher, and stage manager, and Thane Bettany, a dancer, actor, and drama teacher. But, his parents had a divorce in 1993. After that, he left school and moved to London, living in a tiny flat above a Greek restaurant and became addicted to cocaine to overcome his pain. Bettany was raised in Roman Catholic. All of his family members are actors. But now, his religion in Atheist.

Bettany did a three-year course at the Drama Centre London in Chalk Farm.  He made his stage debut by playing the role of Eric Birling in Stephen Daldry's acclaimed West End revival of An Inspector Calls at the Aldwych Theatre. He was also seen in the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar and appeared in a BBC production of Oliver Twist, playing Bill Sikes. He made his film debut with a small part in Bent, a Holocaust drama along with Clive Owen, Jude Law, and Ian McKellen. He also had his role in television series Killer Net and Coming Home. He did his last stage work at the Royal Court Theatre acting in One More Wasted Year and Stranger's House. In 2001, he portrayed the role Geoffrey Chaucer in the movie The Knight's Tale, which won the London Film Critics Circle Award for Best British Supporting Actor. After that he appeared in the movie A Beautiful Mind as a Charles Herman. Then, Bettany was offered the role of serial killer Francis Dolarhyde in Red Dragon, opposite Edward Norton and Anthony Hopkins.

Bettany starred alongside Russell Crowe in Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World which brought more critical acclaim, including a BAFTA nomination, British Actor of the Year (London Film Critics' Circle), and Best Actor (Evening Standard). In September 2004, Bettany played the lead role in wimbledon, a romantic comedy with Kirsten Dunst. In 2005, he appeared in the movie Firewall, starring Harrison Ford and Virginia Madsen. In 2007, Bettany starred in There for me, written by his friends Dan Fredenburgh and Doraly Rosen. In 2009, he portrayed the role of Charles Darwin in the movie Creation, starring opposite his wife Jennifer Connelly. Bettany also appeared alongside Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in The Tourist in 2010. In movie legion, he portrayed the role of Archangel Michael. We can also hear Bettany's voice as jarvis in 2010's iron man 2, 2012's The Avengers, 2013's iron man 3 and Disneyland's Innoventions attraction.

In an interview, Bettany said that his father had a sexual confusion even at the age of 75 and moved he announced his bisexuality and moved on with a man. He added that he ‘could never bear to hear anybody being derogatory or homophobic about people. He said that he had a gay godfather and gay friends and he couldn’t stand it.

Bettany has a perfect body measurement with an enough height. We can also refer him as tall and handsome. He has got the killer looks in several movies. He is 6 feet 3.5 inches tall. In the movie legion, we can see him shirtless and it clearly shows that he visited gym. His trainer was Mike Hood. He is now 44 years old in his age.

Regarding his personal life, the actor is married to American actress Jennifer Connelly in Scotland whom he met when they starred together in A Beautiful Mind. The couple also had two children. They live at Brooklyn, New York.

His short biography can also be found in wiki and imdb. Other information regarding him can also be found on his page. His fans can follow him on twitter, instagram and like his page in Facebook.