Clive Owen English Actor
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Clive Owen is a famous English actor born in Keresley Village of Coventry (a city in the centre of England), United Kingdom. He was brought up by his mother Pamela and step-father along with his four brothers. His birth father Jess Owen, a country singer, abandoned them when Clive was three years old. His stepfather was a railway ticket clerk. Owen describes his infancy as ‘rough.’ Clive studied in Binley Park Comprehensive School of Coventry. Following his role in the ‘Oliver’ as the Artful Dodger, he joined the youth theatre. He was only thirteen years of age at that time. After completing his schooling, Owen lived on the dole for almost two years. Later in 1984, he got admission into the RADA- Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London for the duration of three years. At RADA, he did many classical roles like “Henry IV Part I” and “The Lady from the Sea”. Subsequently, he joined the Young Vic (in London area of Lambeth) Theatre Company and performed many classics including plays of Shakespeare. It was at Young Vic in 1988, when he found his soul-mate in Sarah-Jane Fenton. In the play of Romeo Juliet Click to look into! >> Read More... Romeo Juliet , where he played the character of Romeo, he found his better half in Juliet being played by Sarah. The duo got married in the year 1995 and is the parent of two daughters Hannah and Eve. Alan and Lee, Owen’s brothers, are famous musicians who were recognized for their popular single ‘Heartbeat.’

In 1988, many other achievements fell into his hat. He played the character named Geoff in the Boon TV series- Peacemaker Season 3 and episode number 8th. After this, Clive made his debut in the film industry with Vroom (1988). Vroom, directed by Beeban Kidron, was a road movie. David Thewlis David Thewlis born March 20, 1963, is an English a >> Read More... David Thewlis and Diana Quick were the co-stars of Clive in the movie. In the same year, he was seen as Gideon Sarn in Precious Bane- a BBC production. In 1990, Clive developed into a complete TV-star with the role of handsome rogue Stephen Crane in the production Chancer. Next, in 1991, he did a movie called Clise my Eyes which raised many eyebrows. He played the role of a younger brother who fulfils the incestuous desires of his sister.

Due to this role he lost his lucrative commercial endorsements for some two years. His reputation was tarnished. But Owen was consistent in the stage work and did the role of the bisexual person in ‘Design for Living’ production of Noel Coward. After this, he returned to the Television and was a part of many mini-movies and TV series. He played the lead role in ITV series- Chancer and then was also seen in Lorna Doone. He then appeared in The Magician, Doomsday Gun, Class of ’61, Nobody’s Children, Century, Return of the native, An Evening with Gary Linker and a private detective in TV series Sharman. In 1995, he did a Television film Bad Boys Blues as Paul. In 1996, he starred in first major Hollywood film named The Richman’s Wife. Halle Berry She was known for her short - hair styles, from a >> Read More... Halle Berry was his co-star. In the year 1997, Clive had a hit on the stage play ‘Closer’ in London.The play was a cynical and modern piece about relationships. This play was also produced as a film with Clive Owen being a part of it in 2004. He won and was nominated for many awards. But in the same year, controversies surrounded him again following the release of movie Bent. Clive starred as Max, an arrogant homosexual lothario who finds love in Nazi war camp before the Germany war. Next, he worked on the film Croupier as Jack Manfred, a struggling writer who gets caught up in a robbery conspiracy. Mike Hodges was the director of the film. Clive got international recognition for his role in Croupier. His next projects of films and Television included Split Second, The Echo, Second Sight (Series 1 and 2), The Hire, Gosford Park, Greenfingers, Beyond Borders, Walk On By, King Arthur Click to look into! >> Read More... King Arthur , and I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead. He has also worked in The Bourne Identity Click to look into! >> Read More... The Bourne Identity , Sin City, Derailed, The Boys Are Back, Children of Men, Trouble Is My Business, The Pink Panther- cameo, Inside Man, Shoot ‘Em Up, The International, Killer Elite, and Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

His recent works are Trust, Intruders, Hemingway & Gellhorn, Duplicity, Blood Ties, Shadow Dancer, The Knick, Last Knights and The Confirmation. He happens to be the executive producer of The Boys Are Back. He is filming for the 2017 release “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” where he will be seen as Commander Arun Filitt. Clive has received numerous awards for his contribution in the plays, Television shows, and movies. Owen bagged the nomination for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for his 2004 released movie Closer. He also won awards for Gosford Park where he played the character named Robert Parks. He also received Best Actor award for the role of Theo Faron in Children of Men. Clive is a die-hard David Bowie fan. In 2006, GQ Magazine voted him as the ‘Best Dressed Male.’ Owen is also the patron in Harwich, England for the Electric Palace Cinema.