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Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany


5/27/1971, Harlesden London England UK

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Paul Bettany


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Paul Bettany Grew up near London (UK), and decided to become an actor at the age of 19. Up until then, he didn't doo too good in school. He actually never finished a book until he was 19. At 16, his younger brother, the 8 year old Matthew,…more


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    Paul Bettany is a true actor. You really believe that he got into acting because he loves it for what it is. You'll never see him in any tabloids and you won't hear any gossip about him. In his roles, you sense more realism than many other actor's who are considered more talented than he. Of all of his roles in all of his movies, my favorite has to be "Wimbledon."moreless
  • The more we see Paul Bettany, the more we will realize how driven he is to be the best he can be. That’s what hard work is all about.

    Paul Bettany is someone that we can say works hard for what he wants, and in the end it always pays off. He was born on May 27, 1971 in Harlesden, London, England, but moved to Hertfordshire at the age of nine. His family, having a history of acting experience, encouraged him to pursue a career of acting. Bettany’s father, Thane Bettany, was a drama teacher, and his mother, Anne Kettle, was a school secretary retired from her acting days. His grandmother, Olga Gwynne, was also an actress of her time and a great one at that. At the age of nineteen, Bettany decided to pursue an acting career as his family members had, and he studied at the London Drama Centre in Chalk Farm. This experience left him with many offers, and he slowly made his way up the chain of celebrity actors. On the set of a great classic movie, “A Beautiful Mind”, starring Russel Crowe, Bettany met his future wife, Jennifer Connelly. Because both were in relationships at the time, they kept a friendly distance until New Year’s Day of 2003 where Bettany and Connelly married in a Scottish ceremony. The two moved to Brooklyn with Jennifer’s son Kai, and the couple welcomed their own son Stellan (named for Stellan Skarsgard) on August 5, 2003. After this big part of his life, Bettany went on building his career. Though some may compare him to certain famous actors, I believe that Paul Bettany has the ability to adapt to the characters he portrays, and that is the sign of a great actor. A great actor is not built off of other people. A great actor is built from experience, time, and the ability to become the character. Paul Bettany is a great actor, and thus keeps the theatrical roots in his family alive.