- Name: Clive Owen
- Born: October 3, 1964 in Coventry, England
- Height: 6'2"
- Eyes: Green
- Spouse: Sarah-Jane Fenton in 1994
- Chlidren: Hannah born 1997 & Eve born 1999
- Education: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England, Acting, 1984-1986
Rising British leading man, the darkly handsome Clive Owen was on the dole for two years after completing high school before he won acceptance to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1984. After graduation, he acted with the Young Vic, playing Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet" and "Claudio in "Measure for Measure". Owen's innate sexual charisma was effectively employed by Beeban Kidron in the feature "Vroom" (1988), which teamed the actor with David Thewlis and Diana Quick in a road trip tale. That same year, he displayed his darker side as a psychopath in the BBC's adaptation of "Precious Bane" (aired in the USA on PBS' "Mystery!") and then turned roguishly heroic for the British TV series "Chancer" (1990-91). The tall, lanky actor delivered a strong portrayal of an ambitious businessman who is seduced by his older sister (Saskia Reeves) and then becomes obsessed in Stephen Poliakoff's excellent drama "Close My Eyes" (1991). Poliakoff tapped Owen to play a Jewish doctor who clashes with the head of a medical center (Charles Dance) in the period piece "Century" (1993).
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