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Clive Owen

Actor Date of birth 3rd October 1962
Place of birth Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Year of debut 1988
First feature film Vroom


  • Academy Awards nominated1
  • BAFTA Awards won1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated1
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Clive Owen was raised by his mother and stepfather as his father deserted the family when Clive was three. As a teenager, he starred in many amateur plays. He went on to study at RADA. After graduation, he won a place at the Young Vic Theatre. In 1997, he had a hit on the London stage with Closer. In 2004, he starred in the movie version of Closer with Julia Roberts. This role helped him crack Hollywood. He has since starred in hit movies including Duplicity, Inside Man and Children Of Men.

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Packshot for the film Blood Ties
15 Certificate
123 Mins

A cop (Billy Crudup) clashes with his criminal brother (Clive Owen). With Mila Kunis and Marion Cotillard. Strong language, violence, sex, drug use.

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Did you know?

  • Clive Owen admitted he would like to post false trivia about himself on the internet to see how many people would believe far fetched facts about him.
  • He is a huge David Bowie fan. In the seventies, he would copy his idol's ever-changing hair colours.
  • His birth father is country and western singer Jess Owen.
  • Before Daniel Craig was announced as the new Bond, he was widely expected to take over the role. This was mainly due to his role in Croupier where he spends most of his time in a tuxedo at a casino.
  • He has starred in a number of BMW commercials as their mysterious driver.


  • 1 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2005 Actor in a Supporting Role - Closer
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 2004 Actor in a Supporting Role - Closer
  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2004 Actor in a Supporting Role - Closer