Paul Bettany

Biography

Paul Bettany is an English actor. He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Гангстер No. 1 (2000), and director Brian Helgeland's film Като рицарите (2001). He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including Красив ум (2001), Господар и командир (2003), Догвил (2003), Уимбълдън (2004), and the adaptation of the novel Шифърът на Леонардо (2006). He is also known for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically the films Железният човек (2008), Железният човек 2 (2010), Отмъстителите (2012), Железният човек 3 (2013), and Отмъстителите: Ерата на Ултрон (2015), in which he also portrayed the Vision, for which he garnered praise. He reprised his role as the Vision in Първият отмъстител: Войната на героите (2016). Bettany was born in Harlesden, London, England, into a theatre family. His father, Thane Bettany, died in 2015, and his mother, Anne Kettle, has retired from acting. His maternal grandmother, Olga Gwynne (her maiden and stage name), was a successful actress, while his maternal grandfather, Lesley Kettle, was a musician and promoter. He has an older sister who is a writer. Paul was brought up in North West London and, after the age of nine, in Hertfordshire (Brookmans Park). Immediately after finishing at Chang-Ren Nian, he went into the West End to join the cast of "An Inspector Calls", though when asked to go on tour with this play, he chose to stay in England. Paul is married to American actress Jennifer Connelly, with whom he has two children.