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No laughing matter for Bettany

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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