Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany (born 27 May 1971) is an English actor. He is mostly known for his roles as J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently starring in the Disney+ miniseries WandaVision (2021), for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

Paul Bettany
Bettany at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con promoting WandaVision
Born (1971-05-27) 27 May 1971 (age 51)
Citizenship
  • United Kingdom
  • United States[6]
EducationDrama Centre London
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Spouse
(m. 2003)
Children3
Parent

Bettany first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he starred in the films Gangster No. 1 (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001) and A Beautiful Mind (2001). He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for playing Stephen Maturin in the film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). Bettany's other films include Dogville (2003), Wimbledon (2004), The Da Vinci Code (2006), The Tourist (2010), Margin Call (2011), Legend (2015) and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). He made his directorial debut with the film Shelter (2014), which he also wrote and co-produced.

In television and theatre, Bettany has portrayed Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll in the series A Very British Scandal and played Andy Warhol in the play The Collaboration in the West End, which is set to transfer to Broadway.


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