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Bettany, Paul 1971-

Overview
Works: 158 works in 587 publications in 7 languages and 32,512 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Naval history  Biography  Military history  Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Author of screenplay, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Paul Bettany
Publications by Paul Bettany
Most widely held works by Paul Bettany
A beautiful mind by Ron Howard( visu )
48 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,782 libraries worldwide
Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize
Master and commander the far side of the world by Patrick O'Brian( visu )
71 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,650 libraries worldwide
During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together
The Da Vinci Code by Ron Howard( visu )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,846 libraries worldwide
While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see, yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret and an explosive historical truth will be lost forever
The secret life of bees by Gina Prince-Bythewood( visu )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,180 libraries worldwide
Lily Owens is a young girl who lives on the peach farm that her abusive father owns. Rosaleen is a black woman hired by Lily's father to be a stand-in mother for Lily. When Rosaleen and Lily walk into town they are approached by some white men. Rosaleen insults these racists by standing up for her rights. The angry men give her a beating and she ends up in the hospital. Lily's father rescues Lily but not Rosaleen so Lily talks Rosaleen into running away. They end up in a town that Lily believes her mother once lived in. They go to live with the three Boatwright sisters on their honey farm, and there Lily finds solace in the mesmerizing world of beekeeping
A knight's tale by Tim Van Rellim( visu )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 2,126 libraries worldwide
The rousing story of lowborn Willian Thatcher's quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden and rock his medieval world. Follow this fearless squire and his band of medieval misfits as they careen their way toward impossible glory that's part romance, part road trip and part exuberant swashbuckling
Inkheart by Iain Softley( visu )
24 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,058 libraries worldwide
After a man with the power to bring books to life by reading out loud finds himself trapped in a story with his daughter, he must use his power to get them out of danger
The young Victoria by Jean-Marc Vallée( visu )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,008 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and times of Queen Victoria from her childhood to her early rise to power and the first turbulent years of her rule. Her romantic relationship and eventual marriage to Prince Albert culminates in a royal power struggle which ultimately is the key to her happiness when she comes to the realization that he is someone she can fully trust and believe in
The tourist by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck( visu )
28 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,836 libraries worldwide
During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise, an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse
Firewall by Richard Loncraine( visu )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,702 libraries worldwide
Jack Stanfield is a bank's security chief who has designed a computer system and firewall to protect his employer from fraud. One day, after being introduced to a man named Bill Cox, Jack finds himself ambushed and staring down a gun barrel. The man holding the gun is Cox. Jack arrives home to find his family held hostage. Cox and his crew of thieves want Jack to hack through his employer's computer security and transfer $100 million to Cox's bank accounts in the Caymans. Failure to comply means the death of Jack's family. Once Cox has the money, it becomes obvious that there was no intention of letting anyone live. Cox leaves one of his henchman to eliminate Jack. When Jack kills the thug who was supposed to kill him, Cox's plans are ruined. Now, Jack must race against time to get his family back before Cox can carry out any more of his plans
Margin call by J. C Chandor( visu )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,567 libraries worldwide
Who cares about the suffering--existential, financial, or other--of those who blindly mismanaged our monies into this ever-expanding, nay, verily bottomless pit of debt? No one, but this film may help viewers understand A) the birth of current financial woes, and B) what it might have been like, in those first few hours within the confines of an early investment trading firm casualty. Fueled by a mass layoff, a thumb drive, and a rocket-scientist-cum-analyst who really understands the numbers, the last night of good times on Wall Street unfolds as rung by rung, up the executive ladder, travels news that is -- apocalyptic. For viewers who still have no idea of how 2008's meltdown happened, this film is one fiction that will make it ever so much more real
Wimbledon by Richard Loncraine( visu )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
An aging male tennis star has one last shot, and two weeks, to win the greatest tennis tournament and the heart of an upcoming women's tennis star
Dogville by Lars von Trier( visu )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,127 libraries worldwide
Grace arrives in the isolated town of Dogville, on the run from gangsters. The townspeople agree to hide her. However, when outsiders start looking for the fugitive, the locals make demands of Grace in exchange for the risk of harboring her. But Grace has a secret and its a dangerous one. Dogville may regret it ever decided to bare its teeth
Legion by Scott Stewart( visu )
9 editions published in 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
When God loses his faith in mankind, he sends a legion of angels to bring about Armageddon. An out of the way diner becomes the setting for the ultimate battle of survival as Archangel Michael helps the group of strangers defend themselves and ensure the birth of a baby who will become the new messiah
Priest ( visu )
17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece
Creation by Randal Keynes( visu )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and French and held by 847 libraries worldwide
Gives viewers a unique inside look at Charles Darwin, his family, and his love for his deeply religious wife, as he is torn between faith and science. Darwin struggles to finish his legendary book, On the Origin of Species, which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology
Marvel's the Avengers by Robert Downey( visu )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Nick Fury unites the superhero team of Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye to battle for Earth against Loki and his army
The reckoning by Paul McGuigan( visu )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
In this powerful murder-mystery set in the Middle Ages, a priest on the lam joins a traveling band of actors who try to solve a murder by re-creating the crime in a play. Based on the novel by Barry Unsworth
Sharpe's Waterloo ( visu )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
When Sharpe hears of Napoleon's return from exile he goes back to the Army. Placed on staff of the incompetent Prince of Orange he reunites with the Chosen Men and organises the defences for the Battle of Waterloo
The heart of me by Thaddeus O'Sullivan( visu )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Socialite Madeleine invites her bohemian sister Dinah to stay with her and her husband, Rickie. Rickie and Dinah find themselves unable to control their desire for each other. What starts as a momentary affair spirals into decades of deception
Gangster no. 1 by Paul McGuigan( visu )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the bloody, single-minded climb of a crime lord to power. Enter the psyche of an unrepentant mobster who slugs, claws and kills his way to the top. But when he learns that a former mentor he put in prison is about to get out, this self-made mobster must now face a man whose life he ruined ... and confront the twisted remnants of his own demented conscience as well
 
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Alternative Names
Bettany, Paul
Languages
English (344)
French (17)
Spanish (13)
German (6)
Chinese (2)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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