Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner CLIVE OWEN is
celebrated by audiences in the U.K., the United States and around the world. His
diverse choice of film credits proves him to be one of the most versatile actors
of our day. 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! In 2005 that he proved himself a screen star by winning a Golden
Globe and picking up an Academy Award nomination for his role as Larry in Mike
Nichols' Closer. The film also starred Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Natalie
Clive, a British actor, first came onto the scene in several British and
American telefilms. In 1991 he starred in his first big hit, the UK television
series CHANCER. Other UK telefilm credits included the BBC's SECOND SIGHT, which
aired on PBS's MYSTERY!
Clive made his film debut in Beeban Kidron's Vroom in 1988, in which he
restores a classic-American car to take off on the road with costar David
Thewlis. Then, in 1991, he went on to play a brother who acts upon his
incestuous feelings in Stephen Poliakoff's Close My Eyes. Later, he continued to
play complex characters as he stars as a reckless homosexual in corrupt pre-war
Germany who finds unconditional love while in a Nazi war camp in Sean Mathias'
Bent. In 2001 and 2002 respectively, he went on to star in Joel Hershman's of
beat British comedy, Greenfingers, Mike Hodges' Croupier and Robert Altman's
star studded Gosford Park.
Clive's next films only added to his already brilliant and varied choice of film
credits. He starred with Angelina Jolie in the romantic war drama Beyond
Borders; the Mike Hodges thriller I'll Sleep When I Am Dead; action war drama
King Arthur; Sin City, which co-starred Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario
Dawson and Jessica Alba; Derailed opposite Jennifer Aniston; Spike Lee's
thriller Inside Man opposite Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster; Alfonso
Cuaron's critically acclaimed action-packed film Children of Men opposite
Julianne Moore and Michael Caine; Michael Davis's Shoot Em Up and Elizabeth: The
Golden Age with Cate Blanchett, where he portrayed Sir Walter Raleigh. Other
film credits include Tony Gilroy's Duplicity opposite Julia Roberts, The
International with Naomi Watts, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's The Intruders, Scott
Hicks' Boys are Back, Trust with Catherine Keener and Viola Davis, directed by
David Schwimmer, The Killer Elite with Robert De Niro and Jason Statham, and
James Marsh' critically acclaimed Shadow Dancer with Andrea Riseborough.
In 2011, Clive made his American TV debut in HBO's Emmy nominated film
Hemingway and Gellhorn, starring opposite Nicole Kidman and directed by Phil
Kaufman. His performance earned him Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe nominations. In
2014, Clive will next be seen starring in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming series
The Knick for Cinemax. Clive also serves as producer.
Clive is also an acclaimed stage actor with roles included his portrayal of
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 1997. 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.
Clive starred as "the driver" in the series of BMW internet short features
entitled "The Hire," each directed by John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai,
Guy Ritchie, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
Clive will next be seen in Guillame Canet's Blood Ties with Marion Cotillard,
Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and Billy Crudup, The Last Knights with Morgan Freeman
and Fred Schepisi's Words & Pictures with Juliette Binoche.
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