Clive Owen

Actor, Housecleaner
After a decade of steady work on British television, actor Clive Owen broke out internationally with American art house success of the taut crime-thriller "Croupier" (2000). With his rugged good looks and low key charm ... Read more »
Born: 10/02/1964 in West Midlands, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (53)

Maggie's Plan 2015 (Movie)

John (Actor)

The Confirmation 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Knick 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Blood Ties 2014 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Bmw Short Film Series 2014 (Movie)

The Driver (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Lorna Doone 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Knights 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Words and Pictures 2014 (Movie)

Jack Marcus (Actor)

Shadow Dancer 2013 (Movie)

Mac (Actor)

Intruders 2012 (Movie)

John Farrow (Actor)

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Killer Elite 2011 (Movie)

Spike (Actor)

Trust 2011 (Movie)

Will Cameron (Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Duplicity 2009 (Movie)

Ray Koval (Actor)

The Boys Are Back 2009 (Movie)

Joe Warr (Actor)

The International 2009 (Movie)

Louis Salinger (Actor)

Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 (Movie)

Sir Walter Raleigh (Actor)

Shoot 'em Up 2007 (Movie)

Smith (Actor)

Children of Men 2006 (Movie)

Theo Faron (Actor)

Inside Man 2006 (Movie)

Dalton Russell (Actor)

2005 Brit Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Derailed 2005 (Movie)

Charles Schine (Actor)

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

Dwight (Actor)

The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Closer 2004 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead 2004 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

King Arthur 2004 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Beyond Borders 2003 (Movie)

Nick Callahan (Actor)

The Bourne Identity 2002 (Movie)

The Professor (Actor)

The Hostage 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gosford Park 2001 (Movie)

Robert Parks (Actor)

Greenfingers 2001 (Movie)

Colin Briggs (Actor)

Second Sight II 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Croupier 2000 (Movie)

Jack Manfred (Actor)

Second Sight 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bent 1997 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

The Rich Man's Wife 1996 (Movie)

Jake Golden (Actor)

Century 1994 (Movie)

Paul Reisner (Actor)

Close My Eyes 1991 (Movie)

Richard Gillespie (Actor)

Vroom 1988 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Chosen (TV Show)

Actor

Class of '61 (TV Show)

Actor

Doomsday Gun (TV Show)

Actor

Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Show)

Actor

Nobody's Children (TV Show)

Actor

Precious Bane (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of the Native (TV Show)

Actor

Trouble is My Business (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (2)

The Boys Are Back 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Trouble is My Business (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

After a decade of steady work on British television, actor Clive Owen broke out internationally with American art house success of the taut crime-thriller "Croupier" (2000). With his rugged good looks and low key charm, comparisons to the great Sean Connery seemed inevitable as he delivered a series of strong performances in such films as "Gosford Park" (2001) and "The Bourne Identity" (2002). Nearly unanimous praise was heaped on the actor for his wicked performance in Mike Nichols' brutal relationship drama, "Closer" (2005) - in a role he had originated on the stages of London - followed by a stylistic about-face as part of Robert Rodriguez's hyper-stylized neo-noir "Sin City" (2005), adapted from Frank Miller's graphic novel. His work in the intelligent, affecting and ultimately terrifying look into the near-future "Children of Men" (2006) secured Owen's status as one of Hollywood's top talents. He showed exceptional comic timing opposite Julia Roberts in the sexy satire "Duplicity" (2009) in addition to a willingness to tackle historical icons in acclaimed work like "Hemingway & Gellhorn" (HBO, 2012). While harkening back to the leading men of film's golden era, Owen also brought to the table an unmistakably 21st-Century artistic sensibility, making him both an actor's actor and bona fide movie star.

Relationships

Sarah-Jane Fenton Actor

Wife
Met when they performed the leads in "Romeo and Juliet" Married March 6, 1995

Jess Owen

Father
Divorced from Clive's mother c. 1968 son was a teen, they remain estranged

Pamela Owen

Mother
Divorced from Clive's father c. 1968 Remarried and raised son with new husband

Eve Owen

Daughter
Born in 1999; mother, Sarah-Jane Fenton

Hannah Owen

Daughter
Born in 1997; mother, Sarah-Jane Fenton

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1984 - 1987
Classmates with Ralph Fiennes

Milestones

2012

Portrayed Ernest Hemingway opposite Nicole Kidman in HBO romantic drama "Hemingway & Gellhorn"

2012

Starred in the horror thriller "Intruders"

2011

Played the father of a young girl targeted by an online sexual predator in "Trust"

2011

Co-starred with Robert De Niro and Jason Statham in the action feature "Killer Elite"

2009

Teamed with Naomi Watts and director Tom Tykwer for "The International"

2009

Played a grieving single parent trying to raise his equally grieving son in "The Boys are Back"

2009

Re-teamed with Julia Roberts to play corporate spies in "Duplicity"

2007

Appeared as Sir Walter Raleigh opposite Cate Blanchett in the film "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"

2007

Starred alongside Paul Giamatti in the film "Shoot 'Em Up"

2006

Starred in Alfonso Cuaron's highly acclaimed "Children of Men"; worked on the screenplay, although he was uncredited

2006

Played a mysterious bank robber in Spike Lee's "Inside Man"

2005

Starred opposite Jennifer Aniston in the thriller "Derailed"

2005

Cast as Dwight in the adaptation of comic book icon Frank Miller's uber-noir series, "Sin City"; co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez

2004

Co-starred with Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman and Jude Law in "Closer"; directed by Mike Nichols and based on the play by Patrick Marber; earned first Academy Award nomination

2004

Re-teamed with Hodges for "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"

2004

Played the title role in Antoine Fuqua's version of "King Arthur"

2002

Played a villain opposite Matt Damon in "The Bourne Identity"

2001

Appeared in a series of advertisements for BMW shown over the Internet at bmwfilms.com

2001

Played a valet in Robert Altman's "Gosford Park"; second collaboration with Helen Mirren

2000

Co-starred opposite Helen Mirren in "Greenfingers"

1999

Appeared on the BBC series "Second Sight" as Chief Inspector Ross Tanner (aired on PBS in the US)

1999

Received international acclaim for his role in Mike Hodges' "Croupier"

1997

Played the leading role in the film adaptation of Martin Sherman's "Bent"

1996

Starred on the ITV series "Sharman"

1996

First major Hollywood film, "The Rich Man's Wife"

1993

Directed by Poliakoff in "Century"

1991

Won praise for his performance as an incestuous brother in Steven Poliakoff's "Close My Eyes"

1990

Played the series lead in "Chancer"

1989

Made American TV debut in "Precious Bane," a two-part segment of the PBS series "Mystery!"

1988

Feature film debut, "Vroom"

Became a member of the Young Vic, performing in several plays, such as "Romeo and Juliet"

Bonus Trivia

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"Parenthood and family come first for me. When I'm not working I'm cool with the 'Teletubbies.'" – Owen to Biography magazine, Summer 2004

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"When I got into drama school," he says. "I really felt like someone plucked me out of the life I was in and put me on the path to somewhere else." – Owen to GQ magazine, March 2005

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"It used to tickle me when I went to the premieres and American journalists in particular would say, 'That was so brave that you would do that role.' Somebody offered me a great f*cking part! What's brave about it?" – Owen to Playboy magazine, September 2007

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Director Tom Tykwer calls Owen, "the thinking man's action hero. He is physically impressive, but he can still show that he's vulnerable." – from USA Today, Feb. 10, 2009

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Mike Nichols, who directed Owen in "Closer" (2004): "Clive's the best example of the actor stripped of the cum-Strasberg, cum-Actors Studio torture of emotion. Here's a guy who comes to work, gets his coffee, knows his lines. Then someone will say 'Action,' he'll terrify everyone in the room, then we cut, and he picks up his coffee again. It's a job." – from Esquire magazine, March 2009

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