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PERSONAL DATA OF PAUL BETTANY
Age: 49 years old
Born in: London, Great Britain
Born on: 05/27/1971
BIOGRAPHY OF PAUL BETTANY
Paul Bettany was born in London on May 27, 1971 from a family very close to the theater: his father was an actor and dancer who became an acting teacher like his mother, who had also been an excellent singer. Young Paul’s life is soon marked by a tragedy that will affect the years to come: when Bettany is 16, her 8-year-old brother, Matthew, dies of a tragic accident. Upset, Paul will soon decide to leave school and his parents’ home, to earn a living as a busker on the streets of London, playing the guitar that has always been and remained his great passion.
At 18 years Bettany finds a job at a retirement home and after a year decides to study acting professionally at London Drama Center. His talent leads him to his theatrical debut, which takes place thanks to Stephen Daldry, who wants it for his staging of “An inspector in the Birling house”; collaborations with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the role of Bill Sikes in a production BBC ofOliver Twist, arrived in 1992.
He later appears in the final episode of the series Sharpe and in other shows such as Wycliffe is Metropolitan Police, is in the 1997 comes his film debut with Bent, drama about the Holocaust by Sean Mathias where it appears alongside Clive Owen, Jude Law and Ian McKellen.
Bettany thus he began to alternate cinema, TV and theater, he attended for a period Emily Mortimer (known on the set of the series Coming Home) is in the 2000 arrives in his first leading role in the cinema with Gangster N.1 of Paul McGuigan, which earned him critical acclaim, award nominations and, above all, Hollywood attention.
In fact, the following year Brian Helgeland he wants it for the part of Chaucer (written especially for him) The fate of a knight, and soon after he becomes the imaginary friend of Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind by Ron Howard, on whose set he meets and falls in love with Jennifer Connelly, whom he will marry shortly thereafter and with whom he will have two children.
Contacted for the role of Dollarhyde in Red Dragon, in 2003 the actor chooses instead to act for Lars Von Trier in Dogville and to be at the side of again Russell Crowe in the nautical sector Master & Commander by Peter Weir, in which he plays the HMS Surprise ship’s doctor.
At the height of its popularity, in 2004 Bettany is the protagonist of the romantic comedy with a tennis background Wimbledon, in which he reads with Kirsten Dunst, is in the 2006 gets the role of the albino monk Silas in the adaptation of “Da Vinci’s code” still directed by Ron Howard.
In 2008 begins lending the original voice to virtual butler Jarvis in the series of Iron Man and starts with Inkheart – The legend of the ink heart a foray into fantastic cinema that will lead him to appear in films like Legion is Priest, both directed by Scott Stewart. In parallel, he plays the role of Charles Darwin in the biopic Creation, in which he is at his wife’s side Jennifer Connelly as already in Inkheart.
In 2010 plays the role of Inspector Acheson in The Tourist, the film by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, is in the 2011 is co-starring with Kevin Spacey of the debut film by JC Chandor: Margin Call.
In 2014 Paul Bettany it’s in science fiction Transcendence which marks the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, the DOP of Christopher Nolan, and in which he is once again on set along with that Depp which you will also find in Mortdecai.
Always in 2014 he makes his debut behind the camera directing his wife Jennifer Connelly in the drama Shelter, which he wrote himself, which speaks of the new poor and homeless.
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THE MOST RECENT FILMS OF PAUL BETTANY
Role: Film director
Avengers: Infinity War
Solo: A Star Wars Story
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THE MOST RECENT TV SERIES OF PAUL BETTANY
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THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF PAUL BETTANY
Drama: 22% Action: 19% Adventure: 13% Thriller: 13%
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