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Paul Bettany

IMDB : Paul Bettany - IMDB(nm0079273)

1971-05-27

Harlesden, London, England, UK

Male

Biography

Paul Bettany was born into a theatre family. His father, Thane Bettany, is still an actor but his mother, Anne Kettle, has retired from acting. He has an older sister who is a writer and a mother. 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 was brought up in North West London and, after the age of 9, in Hertfordshire (Brookmans Park). Immediately after finishing at Drama Centre, 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.

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Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

2001-12-12
Dogville

Dogville

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so Grace works hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. Tensions flare, however, and Grace's status as a helpless outsider provokes vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.

2003-05-19
The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.

2006-05-19
Inkheart

Inkheart

The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.

2008-12-17
Gangster No. 1

Gangster No. 1

An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk, who joined Freddie Mays' gang, a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.

2000-10-21
Creation

Creation

A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.

2009-11-05
Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)

Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)

No overview found.

2001-11-07
Legion

Legion

When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope for survival lies in a group of strangers trapped in an out-of-the-way, desert diner with the Archangel Michael.

2010-01-22
Wimbledon

Wimbledon

A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.

2004-09-13
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

2003-11-14
The Heart of Me

The Heart of Me

Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.

2002-01-01
The Reckoning

The Reckoning

In 14th Century England, this tale of murder and mystery follows a fugitive priest who falls in with a troupe of actors. As they Arrive in a small town, the actors encounter a woman bing sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft and murder. Discarding the expected bible stories, the actors stage a performance based on the crime. Through the performance of the play, they discover a mystery.

2004-03-05
A Knight's Tale

A Knight's Tale

William Thatcher, a peasant, is sent to apprentice with a Knight named Hector as a young boy. Urged by his father to "change his Stars", he assumes Sir Hector's place in a tournament when Hector dies in the middle of it. He wins. With the other apprentices, he trains and assumes the title of Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein.

2001-05-11
Firewall

Firewall

State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.

2006-02-10
The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past.

2008-09-17
Dead Babies

Dead Babies

When a group of college kids get together for a weekend of partying, they find themselves mixed up in a murderous plot. Having planned on a weekend of hard-core debauchery, the English students and their visiting American friends do not notice when a series of mindless murders and acts of terrorism are carried out around them.

2000-09-07
The Tourist

The Tourist

American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets mysterious British woman Elsie (Angelina Jolie) on the train to Venice. Romance seems to bud, but there's more to her than meets the eye. Remake of the 2005 French film "Anthony Zimmer", written and directed by Jérôme Salle.

2010-12-10
Priest

Priest

In an alternate world, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church's walled cities. When the Priest's niece is kidnapped by vampires, the Priest breaks his vows to hunt them down. He is accompanied by the niece's boyfriend, who is a wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess.

2011-05-13
The Land Girls

The Land Girls

During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser Prue, and Cambridge graduate Ag - become best friends in spite of their different backgrounds.

1998-09-25
The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria

From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and legendary marriage to Prince Albert, Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) gives a stunning performance as the young Victoria. Packed with drama, romance, breath-taking cinematography, lavish costumes and featuring an outstanding British cast including Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, and Rupert Friend, The Young Victoria has captivated British audiences, and is the film that Company magazine called “an epic British film, which will sweep you up in her remarkable story.”

2009-03-06
Margin Call

Margin Call

A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.

2011-10-21
Stories of Lost Souls

Stories of Lost Souls

Seven (or six - depending on the version) short stories of conquest, desperation and the will to overcome.

2004-11-12
Sharpe's Waterloo

Sharpe's Waterloo

Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815.

1997-05-27
A Man's Story

A Man's Story

Documentary about British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.

2012-11-02
Dogville Confessions

Dogville Confessions

This film depicts the intense drama that takes place during the making of Dogville. Lars von Trier and Nicole Kidman work through this creative process under very extreme conditions.

2004-06-27
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.

2001-12-25
Broken Lines

Broken Lines

After losing his father, an engaged man begins an affair with a waitress, both longing for happiness.

2008-09-02
Blood

Blood

Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.

2013-08-09
Coming Home

Coming Home

Drama about the Dunar and Carey-Lewis families, before during and after WW2.

1998-04-11
Destroyer

Destroyer

Based on the sinking of the HMS Coventry at the end of the 1980s conflict between the U.K. and Argentina.

Transcendence

Transcendence

Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

2014-04-17
Mortdecai

Mortdecai

Art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.

2015-01-23
Iron Man

Iron Man

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

2008-05-02
Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

2013-05-03
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

2015-05-01
The Avengers

The Avengers

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

2012-05-04
Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, with Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances – and confront powerful enemies.

2010-05-07
Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

2016-05-06
Legend

Legend

Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

2015-11-20
The Suicide Club

The Suicide Club

A man joins a secret club for those who are seeking to end their lives, only to rediscover his will to live upon meeting the club's only female member.

2000-01-01
Euston Road

Euston Road

A fast car. Two men talking in a hotel bar. Seven questions in eight minutes. And it's 9pm on Euston Road. Figure it out...

2004-02-06
Lennon or McCartney

Lennon or McCartney

550 Artists. 1 Question. Lennon or McCartney.

2014-12-12
Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

2018-04-27
Untitled Avengers

Untitled Avengers

The culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

2019-05-03
Journey's End

Journey's End

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.

2018-03-16
Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2

Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2

A four-part documentary that covers several film-critical elements in greater detail.

2010-09-28
United We Stand, Divided We Fall

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

A two part feature. Part 1 (22:25) features cast and crew looking back at the story's comic book origins and discussing the story's thematic depth and relevance, the large assortment of characters featured in the film, the directors' contributions, the casts' abilities to perform complex stunt work, making various scenes, character relationships and development in the film, shooting locations, key props, Ant-Man's role in the film, choosing which characters would side with which faction, and General Ross' part in the movie. Part 2 (23:18) begins with a discussion of Vision's role in the film and Paul Bettany's performance, the part Black Panther plays in the movie and Chadwick Boseman's work on the film, Tom Holland's performance and Spider-Man's part in the story, making the large-scale battle between the warring factions, the villain Zemo, a major revelation in the film, and more.

2016-09-13
Bent

Bent

Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form of human being. But it takes a relationship with an openly gay prisoner to teach Max that without the love of another, life is not worth living.

1997-11-26
After the Rain

After the Rain

Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.

1999-09-21
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

2018-05-25