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Wednesday 23 August 2017

No laughing matter for Bettany

Paul Bettany is known for serious and dark roles
Paul Bettany is known for serious and dark roles

Paul Bettany has revealed he'd like to do more light-hearted roles.

Since his star turn in 2004's romantic comedy Wimbledon opposite Kirsten Dunst, and after showing off his comedy chops on The Jonathan Ross Show, the 40-year-old has yet to turn to funnier big-screen fare.

"I'd love to do a comedy again. I made a promise to myself after doing one I wouldn't ever do one again unless it was funny when I read it," he said.

"I'm still waiting, but I've got myself in this position where people don't think I do that, so I'm waiting to be offered something."

Paul - who stars in financial drama Margin Call opposite Jeremy Irons and Demi Moore - admitted his proudest achievements include two-time Oscar-winning Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World, and Gangster No 1.

"I love Master and Commander, I'm proud of that one and I'm really proud of Gangster No 1. That was a very special experience. My first lead in a film and it was a magical time," he said.

:: Margin Call is in cinemas now.

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