50 years old (Born on May 27, 1971)
Actor; He is famous from A Knights Tale.Lists his favourite foods as cheese and broccoli; and his favourite drink is whisky. Developed laryngitis after filming A Knight's Tale (2001) because of all the yelling he had to do as Geoffrey Chaucer. Was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in June 2004. Apparently turned down the role of the Tooth Fairy in Red Dragon (2002) (most probably offered to him after his frightening appearance as psycho gangster in Gangster No. 1 (2000)) in favour of a much more poorly paid role in Lars von Trier's Dogville (2003). Has appeared in many theatre productions, debuting in Stephen Daldry's production of "An Inspectors Calls," grabbing the American film industry's attention in Joe Penhall's "Love and Understanding." He also appeared in "One More Waster Year" and "Stranger's House."
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Also plays the guitar, and used to busk on Westminster Bridge in London.
Son's name is Stellan, named after the actor Stellan Skarsgu00e5rd who acted with him in Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) (2000) and Dogville (2003).
Writer/director Brian Helgeland wrote the role of Chaucer in A Knight's Tale (2001) specifically for Paul. He "refused" to do the movie without him. The production companies did not think Bettany was known well enough, Helgeland thought that if he backed down on his choice of Bettany, he would have to back down on everything else.
Nominated for Best Actor for his role in Gangster No1 by London Film Critics Circle Awards.
Quit smoking in 2005.
Gave up smoking in 2005 after seeing his 2 year-old son, Stellan, imitating him with a pen.
When he was 16, his younger brother Matthew, who was 8, died in a fall. Consequently, he claimed to be obsessed with having lots of children.
Won Evening Standard Film Award 2001 for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Geoffrey Chaucer in A Knight's Tale (2001).
Acted for a year with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Son of Thane Bettany. Has one older sister named Sarah, who lives in Cornwall (England) with her daughter Emaly.
He had to wear a wig for The Da Vinci Code because when they bleached his hair the bleach burned bleeding holes in his head.
Paul's "acting heroes" are Humphrey Bogart, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Peter O'Toole and Vincent Cassel.
August 5, 2003 - his wife, Jennifer Connelly, gave birth to their first child, a boy.
Dated Laura Fraser.
Has a stepson named Kai Dugan (mother is Jennifer Connelly).