Paul Bettany (born 27 May 1971) is an English actor. He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1 (2000), and director Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale (2001). He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind (2001), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Dogville (2003), and the adaptation of the novel The Da Vinci Code (2006). He is also known for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), and Iron Man 3 (2013). He will portray the Vision and voice J.A.R.V.I.S. in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).