Bettany's Bullying Hell
Screen star PAUL BETTANY suffered terrible bullying at school because his "posh" accent stuck out at tough inner-city London school. The A BEAUTIFUL MIND actor was encouraged to be well-spoken by his middle-class family, but this only served to alienate him in the classroom. He says, "I was bullied horribly and I hated everything about school. "Part of the reason was that initially, when I was young, we lived on quite a rough estate in Harlesden and I suppose I spoke posh, but it was awful because I didn't have any of the good bits - we didn't have much money and yet I didn't fit in."