Paul Bettany signs with Endeavor

Actor next appears in 'Victoria,' 'Legion,' 'Creation' films

Paul Bettany has left CAA to sign with Endeavor.

The British actor first sprang to the attention of U.S. audiences with his comic (and naked) role as Geoffrey Chaucer in Brian Helgeland's "A Knight's Tale" in 2001. High-profile parts in "A Beautiful Mind," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Wimbledon," "Firewall" and "The Da Vinci Code" followed, along with such indie films as "Gangster No. 1," "The Heart of Me" and "Dogville."

His recent films include "The Secret Life of Bees" and "Inkheart."

Bettany next will be seen in "The Young Victoria," the thriller "Legion" and the drama "Creation," in which he'll play Charles Darwin opposite his wife, Jennifer Connelly.

Bettany is managed by Affirmative Entertainment and repped in the U.K. by the Independent Talent Group.