Clive Owen

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Clive Owen is an English theater, television and cinema actor

InformationDetail
BirthdayOctober 3, 1964
NationalityBritish
FamousSchool Dropouts, Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesSarah-Jane Fenton (m. 1995)
SiblingsAlan Owen, Lee Owen
ChildrensEve Owen, Hannah Owen
Universities
  • Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art
  • Hannah Owen
  • Eve Owen
Notable Alumnis
  • Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art
Birth PlaceKeresley
Height189
GenderMale
FatherJess Owen
MotherPamela
Net Worth$33 million as of May 22,2017
Sun SignLibra
Born inKeresley

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Who is Clive Owen?

Clive Owen is an English theatre, television and cinema actor who found his way to fame and recognition by working in a British tele-series ‘Chancer’. He was born and brought up in England, by his mother and stepfather. He had a relatively rough childhood because of the emotional ups and downs that he faced as a child and teenager. He had always been inclined towards acting from the very young age. He took part in several plays staged by a local youth theatre. He was not a very sharp student and therefore decided to drop out of school and get a job. After a lot of struggle he got himself enrolled in RADA and started to take theatre more seriously. His first big break came in the form of ‘Chancer’ in 1990 and thereafter, he did several roles in the movies, television and theatre. Owen has experimented with many forms and genres of acting like romance, thriller, comedy, horror, etc. He met his wife, Sarah Jane, for the first time while he was doing ‘Romeo & Juliet’ with RADA. They both have two daughters together.

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Childhood & Early Life

Clive Owen was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England to Pamela Owen and Jess Owen. His father was a country singer and left him and his mother when he was only 3 years.

He was raised by his mother and his stepfather and was the oldest amongst five brothers. His stepfather was a ticket officer for the local railway. Owen has always described his childhood as rough.

Owen went to the Binley Park Comprehensive School and joined the local theatre group at the age of 13 and his first ever theatre performance was for a play called ‘Oliver’.

His studies started getting affected due to the theatre and Owen decided to leave the school and look for a job to sustain.

One of his teachers offered to help Owen to get admission into the Mountview College, a drama school in England. But even after securing admission in the college, he decided to get a job instead.

Owen could not find a good job for 2 years and claimed benefits from the government. He kept pursuing his love for theatre at the local youth club in the meantime. But in 1984, he decided to apply for RADA, London.

It was during his days at RADA that Owen worked with fellow Hollywood artists like Ralph Fiennes and Jane Horrocks. He also worked in a Howard Barker play at the Royal Court, playing the main lead.

Career

He did important theatre work during his time at RADA, which includes plays like ‘Cat and the Canary’, ‘Henry IV, Part I’, ‘The Lady from the Sea’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, until the late eighties.

In 1988, Owen moved from the theatre to television and the big screen by working in productions like BBC’s ‘Precious Bane and Channel 4 movie ‘Vroom’. From then onwards he started doing noticeably big role in English television and movies.

Following his success from ‘Vroom’ and ‘Precious Bane’, Owen did a television adaptation of R.D. Blackmore’s classic novel called ’Lorna Doone’. He did the part of ‘John Ridd’ and acted along with Sean Bean.

In 1990, Owen got the first big break of his acting career. He portrayed the role of ‘Stephen Crane’ in the television series called ‘Chancer’. It was a British television production and became a huge success overnight.

In 1991, he did Stephen Poliakoff’s ‘Close My Eyes’. It was the most controversial role of his acting career and affected his popularity with his audience. He played the role of a brother caught in an incest relationship with his sister.

For the next 2 years, Owen returned to the theatre and did plays like ‘The Philanderer’, ‘Design for Living’, etc. with well-established directors like Brian Cox. Owen did not go back to the big screen for a longtime.

In 1993, Owen acted in his first American film ‘Class of 61’, which was a war movie where he played the role of an Irish soldier. In the same year, he did ‘Century’, a movie made by Stephen Playoff.

From 1994 to 1996, he did many TV productions of various genres such as ‘An Evening with Gary Lineker’, which was a comedy and then he did ‘The Return Of The Native’, which was based on Thomas Hardy’s novel. He also did ‘The Turnaround’.

In 1996, he did a Hollywood movie alongside Halle Berry called ‘The Rich Man’s Wife’, which was a thriller directed by Amy Holden Jones.

In 1998, he did a Channel 4 movie ‘Croupier’, which was directed by Mike Hodges. He played the role of a writer in the movie who takes up a job in London. He did a BBC production called ‘Split Second’ the next year.

In 2000, Owen did BBC’s ‘The Echo’ and also starred in the movie called ‘Greenfingers’ where he played a criminal. The next year, he did ‘Second Sight’ for BBC 1 AND ‘Walk on By’ for BBC 2.

In 2001, he did ‘The Hire’, a short film produced by BMW and Robert Altman’s ‘Gosford Park’, in which he starred along with Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Ryan Phillipe, Kirstin Thomas, etc.

In 2002, he did a substantial role in ‘The Bourne Identity’ and the next year he worked in Mike Hodges’ ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’. Thereafter, he starred in ‘Beyond Borders’ and ‘King Arthur’.

In 2005, Owen starred in ‘Closer’, the film adaptation of the play written by the English playwright Patrick Marber. He had earlier done the Broadway production of the play in London. The movie starred Jude Law, Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman along with him.

In 2005, he did ‘Derailed’ with Jennifer Aniston and ‘Sin City’, a crime thriller action movie starring Bruce Willis, Jaime King, Mickey Rourke, etc. along with him.

From 2006-2007, he did ‘Inside Man’ which is an American crime drama movie. He did the remake of the ‘Pink Panther’ and was rumored to be the next pick for the ‘Bond’ movies, but Daniel Craig was instead chosen for it.

In the following years, he did movies like ‘Children of Men’, ‘Shoot ‘EM Up’, ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’ , ‘The International’, ‘The Boys Are Back’. He also did an appearance for the Ricky Gervais’ show ‘Extras’.

In 2010, he did an American horror thriller flick called ‘Intruders’.

In 2012, ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’ was released, in which Owen starred opposite the Australian actress Nicole Kidman. In the same year, ‘Shadow Dancer’ was released, which was an Anglo-Irish production.

In 2013, Owen’s ‘Blood Ties’ was released at the Cannes Film Festival, France. The movie starred a French actress Marion Cotillard and it was directed by Guillaume Canet.

Personal Life & Legacy

Owen met his wife Sarah Jane at the sets of the play ‘Romeo & Juliet’. They got married in 1995 in Highgate, London. They have 2 daughters.

Trivia

He is a fan of Indie rock band called ‘Hard-Fi’.

Two of his brothers are singers.

He has been voted the ‘Best dressed male’ by GQ magazine.

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Clive Owen's awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2005Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureCloser (2004)

BAFTA Awards

2005Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleCloser (2004)

Clive Owen biography timelines

  • // 3rd Oct 1964
    Clive Owen was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England to Pamela Owen and Jess Owen. His father was a country singer and left him and his mother when he was only 3 years.
  • // 1984
    Owen could not find a good job for 2 years and claimed benefits from the government. He kept pursuing his love for theatre at the local youth club in the meantime. But in 1984, he decided to apply for RADA, London.
  • // 1988
    In 1988, Owen moved from the theatre to television and the big screen by working in productions like BBC’s ‘Precious Bane and Channel 4 movie ‘Vroom’. From then onwards he started doing noticeably big role in English television and movies.
  • // 1990
    In 1990, Owen got the first big break of his acting career. He portrayed the role of ‘Stephen Crane’ in the television series called ‘Chancer’. It was a British television production and became a huge success overnight.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, he did Stephen Poliakoff’s ‘Close My Eyes’. It was the most controversial role of his acting career and affected his popularity with his audience. He played the role of a brother caught in an incest relationship with his sister.
  • // 1993
    In 1993, Owen acted in his first American film ‘Class of 61’, which was a war movie where he played the role of an Irish soldier. In the same year, he did ‘Century’, a movie made by Stephen Playoff.
  • // 1994 To 1996
    From 1994 to 1996, he did many TV productions of various genres such as ‘An Evening with Gary Lineker’, which was a comedy and then he did ‘The Return Of The Native’, which was based on Thomas Hardy’s novel. He also did ‘The Turnaround’.
  • // 1995
    Owen met his wife Sarah Jane at the sets of the play ‘Romeo & Juliet’. They got married in 1995 in Highgate, London. They have 2 daughters.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, he did a Hollywood movie alongside Halle Berry called ‘The Rich Man’s Wife’, which was a thriller directed by Amy Holden Jones.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, he did a Channel 4 movie ‘Croupier’, which was directed by Mike Hodges. He played the role of a writer in the movie who takes up a job in London. He did a BBC production called ‘Split Second’ the next year.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, Owen did BBC’s ‘The Echo’ and also starred in the movie called ‘Greenfingers’ where he played a criminal. The next year, he did ‘Second Sight’ for BBC 1 AND ‘Walk on By’ for BBC 2.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, he did ‘The Hire’, a short film produced by BMW and Robert Altman’s ‘Gosford Park’, in which he starred along with Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Ryan Phillipe, Kirstin Thomas, etc.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he did a substantial role in ‘The Bourne Identity’ and the next year he worked in Mike Hodges’ ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’. Thereafter, he starred in ‘Beyond Borders’ and ‘King Arthur’.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, Owen starred in ‘Closer’, the film adaptation of the play written by the English playwright Patrick Marber. He had earlier done the Broadway production of the play in London. The movie starred Jude Law, Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman along with him.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he did ‘Derailed’ with Jennifer Aniston and ‘Sin City’, a crime thriller action movie starring Bruce Willis, Jaime King, Mickey Rourke, etc. along with him.
  • // 2006 To 2007
    From 2006-2007, he did ‘Inside Man’ which is an American crime drama movie. He did the remake of the ‘Pink Panther’ and was rumored to be the next pick for the ‘Bond’ movies, but Daniel Craig was instead chosen for it.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he did an American horror thriller flick called ‘Intruders’.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’ was released, in which Owen starred opposite the Australian actress Nicole Kidman. In the same year, ‘Shadow Dancer’ was released, which was an Anglo-Irish production.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, Owen’s ‘Blood Ties’ was released at the Cannes Film Festival, France. The movie starred a French actress Marion Cotillard and it was directed by Guillaume Canet.

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Clive Owen's FAQ

  • What is Clive Owen birthday?

    Clive Owen was born at 1964-10-03

  • Where is Clive Owen's birth place?

    Clive Owen was born in Keresley

  • What is Clive Owen nationalities?

    Clive Owen's nationalities is British

  • Who is Clive Owen spouses?

    Clive Owen's spouses is Sarah-Jane Fenton (m. 1995)

  • Who is Clive Owen siblings?

    Clive Owen's siblings is Alan Owen, Lee Owen

  • Who is Clive Owen childrens?

    Clive Owen's childrens is Eve Owen, Hannah Owen

  • What was Clive Owen universities?

    Clive Owen studied at Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art, Hannah Owen, Eve Owen

  • What was Clive Owen notable alumnis?

    Clive Owen's notable alumnis is Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art

  • How tall is Clive Owen?

    Clive Owen's height is 189

  • Who is Clive Owen's father?

    Clive Owen's father is Jess Owen

  • Who is Clive Owen's mother?

    Clive Owen's mother is Pamela

  • What is Clive Owen's sun sign?

    Clive Owen is Libra