The English actor, Clive Owen became popular in the U.K for his lead role in Chancer, an ITV series (1990 to 1991). For Close My Eyes (1991), he got critical acclaim for his acting. Clive received the BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe award along with a nomination for Academy Award for his role in Closer (2004).
His famous film roles include Sin City, The International, Children of Men, Inside Man and so on. The fifty-six years old actor won the Golden Globe Award for The Kbick, a medical drama show.
The Libra child, Clive came to this world on October 3, 1964, to mother Pamela and father Jess Owen. His birthplace is Keresley, Coventry which was in Warwickshire then. Jess used to be a western and country singer; he left the family when Clive was just three years old. Clive grew up with his mother alongside his stepfather who worked as a railway ticket clerk. The actor has remained out of contact with his father. Sources provide about the mention of his rough childhood.
The 56 years old actor did not get support for his decision to go to drama school, so he looked for other jobs in 1984. The search was very long yet futile, so he went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After he graduated, he played in many Shakespearan plays at Young Vic.
Clive stands tall at six feet, two inches. He has stunning grey eyes & dark brown hair. He weighs around eight seven kilograms.
Clive Owen Career
Clive Owen began his career by working in television. He played the role of Gideon Sarn in “Precious Bane” and in “Vroom”, the Channel 4 film. Owen gained popularity after his role in a series “Chancer”. Later, he was in “Lorna Doone”, the Thames TV production.
Owen received critical acclaim for his role in “Close My Eyes”. Later, there was the appearance in “Class of ‘61”, “The Magician”, Nobody’s Children, “Century”, “Doomsday Gun”, “An Evening with Gary Lineker” and “Sharman”. In 1996, Clive worked in a huge Hollywood movie, namely The Rich Man’s Wife. For the movie Croupier, he got international acclaim. In a BBC production, “Split Second”, he made the appearance of driver prone to accidents.
Clive Owen starred in a BBC1 drama, “The Echo” and the mystery drama, “Second Sight”. He did a voice over for the BBC2 documentary “Walk On By”. The celebrity starred in a theatre play “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg” by Peter Nichols.
Owen became popular among the North Americans with his work in a short film series, “The Hire”. Fans saw him in “Gosford Park” and “The Bourne Identity”. Owen worked in “Beyond Borders”. Other movie he worked in is “King Arthur”.
Clive Owen worked in a famous play namely “Closer” as Dan, and he starred as Larry in movie adaptation of the play. He got BAFTA and Golden Globe awards and the nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for “Closer”. The actor made a notable appearance in “Derailed”, “Inside Man” and “Sin City”. There was a rumour that he would be the next James Bond after Pierce Brosnan and he was on public’s top choice too. However, he did not receive the offer.
However, Clive made an appearance in “The Pink Panther” remake as the agent, Nigel Boswell in 2006.
The star was in “Children of Men”; it received a nomination for different awards. While the film got a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, the actor did not receive credit for his contribution to the screenplay. Clive starred in “Shoot ‘Em Up”, “Elizabeth”, and the show “Extras”. He acted as the main lead in movies like“The Boys Are Back” and “The International”.
In a HBO Film, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”, Owen made an appearance alongside Nicole Kidman. It was out in 2012. Clive helped shoot the Anglo-Irish production film, “Shadow Dancer”. In June 2010, The actor was among the cast of the horror-thriller movie “Intruders”.
In a 2013 movie, “Blood Ties”, Owen worked alongside the French actor, Marion Cotillard. It came out at the Cannes Film Festival, 2013. Clive’s broadway debut took place at the American Airlines Theatre for “Old Times” by Harold Pinter. He was a part of the jury panel for the 2016 Berlin Film festival’s competition section.
In 2017, once again Clive Owen went the Broadway scene. He starred in “M. Butterfly” in the city of New York. It was at the Cort Theatre.
Back in 2019, Clive starred in “Tennesee Williams’ The Night Of The Iguana” which happened in a Noel Coward Theatre. He was in “The Song of Names” by Dovid Rapaport.
Clive Owen Personal Life
In November in 2006, Clive became Electric Palace Cinema’s patron. It is in Harwich, Essex. He appealed for funds to invest for the repair of the weakened fabric of the structure.
Owen’s favourite football club is Liverpool FC. He did the narration for the fly on the wall documentary show Being: Liverpool.
Clive Owen Awards
Clive received many awards as well as nominations for movies and television throughout his career. For “Closer”, he got the “Best Supporting Actor” nomination in Academy Awards. Similarly, there were three Golden Globe award nominations out of which he won one for his role as Larry in “Closer” in 2005. The other nominations are for his television work like the drama show “The Knick” (Best Lead Actor in TV Series) and Hemingway & Gellhorn (Best Lead Actor In A Motion Picture For TV).
He got one Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited series for Hemingway & Gellhorn. For his work in “Gosford Park”, he won one award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture out of his two nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award.
Clive Owen Wife
Clive was dating the actress Sarah-Jane Fenton since the year 1988. The couple married on March 6, 1995. They had been together for seven years before they married each other. The couple has two kids. Their daughter Hanna was born in 1997 and Eve in 1999.
Sarah is famous for her work in “The Tall Guy”, “The Bachelor” and “A Good Man in Africa”. Apart from movies, she is a doctoral researcher of mental health service at the University of Birmingham in U.K.
Clive Owen Net Worth
The famous English actor, Owen, has an estimated net worth of around 30 million dollars. A large part of his earning comes from his job as an actor.