Hollywood actor Paul Bettany has revealed the reason why he was forced to drop out of the third series of The Crown . The Avengers star, 46, was heavily rumoured to be taking over from Matt Smith in the role of Prince Philip in the hit Netflix series. However it was confirmed last month that Outlander star Tobias Menzies would be joining Olivia Coleman, who is replacing Claire Foy, in the new series. Speaking to Christine Lampard on Lorraine today, Bettany confirmed that he had been considered for the role but that they had not managed to come to an agreement about it fitting into his schedule. He said: "Yeah we discussed it, we just couldn't come to terms on dates really is all." Asked whether he watched the series, Bettany said he did and that he will "remain a fan". London-born Menzies, 44, played Edmure Tully in Game Of Thrones and is also known for his Golden Globe-nominated performance in Outlander. He will be joined by Olivia Coleman, who will play Queen Elizabeth II, and … [Read more...] about Paul Bettany reveals why he was forced to drop out of third series of The Crown
Paul Bettany has revealed that he was considered for the role of Prince Philip in The Crown. Speaking during an interview on chat show Lorraine, he revealed that a clash of dates got in the way of him securing a part in the hit Netflix drama. When asked by host Christine Lampard if the role was something that had ‘been discussed’ for him, he replied: “Yeah we discussed it.” He added: “We just couldn’t come to terms on dates is all that happened.” The Avengers actor also admitted he’s a fan of the series and was looking forward to Olivia Colman’s turn as the Queen. “100% I remain a fan of it. It's fantastic. Olivia Colman is amazing,” he said. Tobias Menzies will take over the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith when The Crown returns for series three, alongside Colman as the Queen, who was portrayed by Claire Foy in the first two runs. Princess Margaret will be played by Helena Bonham-Carter, who takes over from … [Read more...] about Paul Bettany reveals why he didn’t land a part in The Crown
PAUL Bettany is reprising his role of superhero Vision in the new Avengers: Infinity War film. But how old is the Hollywood actor, who is his wife Jennifer Connelly and which other films has he starred in? Read on to find out more. How old is Paul Bettany? The British actor was born in London's Shepherd's Bush in 1971, making him 46 years old. He is the child of actors Thane Bettany and Anne Kettle, and was brought up in a theatrical environment in North London and then Brookmans Park in Hertfordshire. At the age of 18 he began a three-year acting course at the Drama Centre London, and shortly afterwards made his West End stage debut for Inspector Calls. His current net worth is estimated to be £3.52 million. Who is the actor's wife? Paul is married to American actress Jennifer Connelly, 47, and they currently call Brooklyn in New York their home. The couple met while filming 2002's A Beautiful Mind, and tied the knot in 2003. They have two children, daughter Agnes and son … [Read more...] about How old is Paul Bettany, who is the Avengers: Infinity War actor’s wife Jennifer Connelly and what are his biggest films?
Netflix hit The Crown will return for season three next year with a new look and a total cast overhaul. And stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith who play Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip won’t be spared the revamp. Foy, who won acclaim for her work in the first two seasons, will be replaced by Broadchurch actress Olivia Colman – a casting welcomed by Foy, who said: “I just love her, I admire her so much and the idea that we sort of will be doing the same job but not actually working together is just enough, I'm honoured by that.” But we’re yet to find out which actor will be joining the drama as the Duke of Edinburgh. Here are five big names who might be set to follow in Smith’s footsteps: 1.Paul Bettany Reports claimed Paul Bettany was in talks to replace Smith as the co-lead role after show executives met with the actor’s reps in Hollywood. According to the Daily Mail, the subject of discussion was the 46-year-old’s availability … [Read more...] about 5 actors who could replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip in The Crown
Gallery PUBLISHED: 10:10 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:10 23 January 2018 The Aldborough Players working on their panto Sleeping Beauty, as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. Anne Bettany, who is the prompter in the panto, and who is the mum of film actor Paul Bettany. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Copyright: Archant 2018 Excitement is building ahead of next month’s Aldborough pantomime - the 25th the north Norfolk village has run. The Aldborough Players working on their panto Sleeping Beauty, as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. Fairy godmother, Lesley Hennessey with Tommy the dog. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Rehearsals are in full swing for the production of Sleeping Beauty which will be the first of Aldborough’s pantos to feature a cutting edge multimedia set-up. Jane Maguire, spokeswoman, said: “It’s enormously exciting, not the least because we’ve got this brilliant new technology installed in the community centre - a very large electronic … [Read more...] about Excitement builds ahead of Norfolk village’s milestone pantomime