Clive Owen Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • His father, Jess Owen, is a British country-western singer.
  • Failed to get into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art on his first try; worked as a house cleaner for two years until he successfully won admittance.
  • Made professional stage debut as part of the Young Vic company, where he met his soon-to-be wife in a production of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Played Ross Tanner, a cop suffering from a virus that affects his vision, in the British series Second Sight.
  • Breakthrough movie role in 1998's Croupier was a flop in England but a sleeper art-house hit the following year in the U.S.
  • Featured in a series of eight short films titled The Hire, produced by BMW and helmed by such international directors as Guy Ritchie, John Woo, Ang Lee and Wong Kar-wai.
  • Had an uncredited in-joke cameo as Secret Agent 006 in the Steve Martin remake of The Pink Panther; Owen was for a time rumored to be the next James Bond in Casino Royale (a part that went to Daniel Craig).
  • Promoted Lancôme grooming products for men in spring 2007.
  • Re-created on-screen chemistry with Closer costar Julia Roberts five years later in the romantic spy thriller Duplicity.

Awards

  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2010, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Lead Actor: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2004, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2004, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee

Relationships

  • Pamela — Mother
  • Eve Owen — Daughter
  • Jess Owen — Father
  • Alan Owen — Brother
  • Hannah Owen — Daughter
  • Lee Owen — Brother
  • Sarah-Jane Fenton — Wife

College

  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (1987)

Details

  • Birth Name: Clive Owen
  • Birth Place: Coventry, England
  • Birthday: October 3, 1964, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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