Date of birth: 27.05.1971
Place of birth: London
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Paul Bettany studied acting at London`s Drama Centre, in the beginning of his career playing in the theater, and television series. The first really noticeable for Paul was the role of the young offender psychopathic crime thriller from Paul McGuigan "gangster number 1". For this role, Paul received an award from the British Independent Film Society inominatsiyu London Film Critics Circle, as` Best Debutant ".
After the success of "Gangster" Paul Bettany interested in Hollywood. In 2001, the world saw Bettany in the form of "Canterbury narrator" Geoffrey Chaucer in "A Knight`s Tale." This was followed by work in such films as "A Beautiful Mind," "Master and Commander: at the edge of the earth", "Dogville". Equally notable work of Paul in the movie was the role of the albino monk Silas in The Da Vinci Code movie, filmed in 2006 on the novel by Dan Brown.
In 2008, four out of the film with Bettany, including a picture of "Inkheart", which premiered in the fall of 2008.
Life He is married to American actress Jennifer Connelly, whom he met on the set of the movie "A Beautiful Mind." August 5, 2003 they had a son Stellan, named after actor Stellan Skarsgard, which Paul considers his best friend. May 31, 2011 in the family of Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany was born daughter Agnes Lark.