1. He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1 .
2. He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind .
3. He is also known for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically the films Iron Man , in which he also portrayed the Vision, for which he garnered praise.
4. He reprised his role as the Vision in Captain America: Civil War .
5. He has been nominated for various awards, including BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
6. Bettany is married to American actress Jennifer Connelly, with whom he has two children.
7. His most commercially successful films have been The Avengers, which grossed over US$1.5 billion, its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, which grossed over $1.4 billion, Iron Man 3, which grossed over US$1.2 billion, and The Da Vinci Code, which grossed US$758 million.
8. When Bettany was 21 he appeared in a BBC production of Oliver Twist, playing Bill Sikes.
9. He had roles in the television productions Killer Net and Coming Home, during which he met and dated Emily Mortimer.
10. He filmed several more movies, including his first leading role in Gangster No. 1.
11. The studio executives were not impressed, but Helgeland was determined to cast him, even writing the part of Chaucer for him.