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Academy Award nominee CLIVE OWEN, has taken the big screen by storm, making quite a name for himself both in his U.K. home, the United States and around the world. With his captivating performance in the title role of Mike Hodges' sleeper hit Croupier, critics have compared him to the likes of Bogart, Mitchum, and Connery!

Owen first came to the U.K. public's attention as the star of the television series Chancer. U.S. audiences later saw him starring opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in Jack Gold's telefilm adaptation of The Return of the Native, which aired on CBS. More recently, he starred in the BBC's Second Sight police dramas, in which he starred as DCI Ross Tanner, which aired on PBS's Mystery!

His U.K. telefilm credits also include Andrew Grieve's Lorna Doone, Andy Wilson's An Evening with Gary Lineker, Diarmuid Lawrence's The Echo, and David Blair's Split Second.

Owen's feature films also include Beeban Kidron's Vroom, Stephen Poliakoff's Close My Eyes, and Century, Sean Mathias' Bent, Joel Hershman's Greenfingers and Robert Altman's star-studded cast of Gosford Park. His acclaimed stage work includes portraying Romeo at the Young Vic, starring in Sean Mathias' staging of Noel Coward's Design for Living, and playing the lead role in Patrick Marber's original production of Closer at the Royal National Theater.

In the fall of 2001, he starred in London in Lawrence Boswell's staging of Peter Nichols' A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and in "The Hire,ā€¯ series of BMW Internet short features, in which he was directed by (respectively) John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Karwai, Guy Ritchie, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Clive's next films only added to his already brilliant and diverse choice of film credits. He chose Beyond Borders, a romantic war drama co-starring Angelina Jolie, Mike Hodges thriller, I'll Sleep When I Am Dead, the action war drama, King Arthur and Sin City, which co-starred Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba.

In 2005, Clive won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Larry in Closer, directed by Mike Nichols. The film also starred Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Natalie Portman.

Recent films include Derailed, which he starred opposite Jennifer Aniston and Spike Lee's thriller Inside Man with Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster. This past winter, Clive received critical acclaim for his performance in Alfonso Cuaron's action-packed film Children of Men opposite Julianne Moore and Michael Caine. Up next, Clive will appear in the period piece Elizabeth: The Golden Age with Cate Blanchett, a follow up to the critically acclaimed Elizabeth.

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