Who is Clive Owen?

Clive Owen is an English actor who rose to prominence with the role of Derek Love in the British television crime drama serial, ‘Chancer’ from the year 1990 to the year 1991. He is also well-known for playing the role of Richard in the 1991 movie, ‘Close My Eyes’ and was positively reviewed by the audience and the critics.

Quick Infos 
Full NameClive Owen
Date of birthOctober 3, 1964
Birth PlaceCoventry, United Kingdom
Parent(s)Jess Owen
Pamela Owen
SpouseSarah-Jane Fenton
Age56 years
Height6 ft 2 in
Net worthUS $20 million

Clive Owen also gained massive popularity among the fans and the international audience when he played the role of the struggling writer, Jack Manfred in the 1998 British neo-noir movie, ‘Coupler’. Moreover, he has won a Golden Globe award and has also been nominated by the Primetime Emmy several times throughout his career as a professional actor.

Clive Owen

Bio, Age, Family, and Young

Clive Owen was born on 3 October 1964 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England to mother, Pamela Owen, and to father, Jess Owen who was a country and a western singer. Unfortunately, his parents split and his mother got married to his stepfather who was a railway ticket clerk. He got raised by his mother and stepfather, and he had a childhood that started to be rough. Besides this, he is currently 56 years old with the zodiac sign of Libra.


Nationality, Height, and Weight

Clive Owen holds an English nationality and descends from English and possibly Welsh ancestry. He is an agnostic and does not believe in the existence of God. Besides this, he stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88m/188cms) tall and weighs around 87kgs (192lbs). Moreover, he has a slim body figure with a pair of grey colored eyes with dark brown colored hair.



Clive Owen studied in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, a drama school located in London, England.


Personal Life, Wife, and Kids

Clive Owen is married to Sarah Jane Fenton since the year 1995. The couple has been blessed with two daughters whose names are Hannah Owen and Eve Owen.

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Social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Clive Owen is not active on social media platforms.




Clive Owen gave his debut performance in the year 1988 when he played Jake in the movie, ‘Vroom’. In the year 1991, he played the role of Richard in the movie, ‘Close My Eyes’, in the year 1993, he played the role of Paul Reisner in the movie, ‘Century’ and in the year 1995, he played the role of Nick Sharman in the movie, ‘The Turnaround’.

Likewise, he has appeared in movies like ‘The Rich Man’s Wife’ in the year 1996, ‘Bent’ in the year 1997, ‘Croupler’ in the year 1998, ‘Greenfingers’ in the year 2000, ‘Ambush’, ‘Chosen’, ‘The Follow’, ‘Star’, ‘Powder Keg’ and ‘Gosford Park’ in the year 2001, ‘The Bourne Identity’ with the star Matt Damon, ‘Hostage’, ‘Ticker’ and ‘Beat the Devil’ in the year 2002, ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’ and ‘Beyond Borders’ in the year 2003, ‘King Arthur’ and ‘Closer’ with Julia Roberts in the year 2004, ‘Sin City’ and ‘Derailed’ in the year 2005, ‘The Pink Panther’, ‘Inside Man’ and ‘Children of Men’ in the year 2006, ‘Shoot Em’ Up’ and ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’ in the year 2007.

He has also been a part of movies like ‘The International’, ‘Duplicity’ and ‘The Boys are Back’ in the year 2009 and ‘Trust’ in the year 2010, ‘Killer Elite‘, ‘Shadow Dancer’, ‘Words and Pictures’, ‘Last Knights’, ‘The Confirmation’, ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ and ‘Ophelia’. In the year 2019, he played the role of Clay Varis in the American action thriller movie, ‘Gemini Man’ and the role of Dovid in the drama movie, ‘The Song of Names’.

Moreover, he has also played the role of Montgomery in the 2019 British crime thriller movie, ‘The Informer’. Clive Owen’s most recent work came in the year 2020 when he played the role of Benno in the 2020 Italian – American drama movie, ‘Romantic Guide to Lost Places (Guida Romantica a Posti Perduti)’. He was dubbed in Italian by Fabio Boccanera, an Italian voice actor, and Andrea Lavagnino.


Television Shows

Clive Owen gave his debut performance on television when he played the role of PC Parslew in an episode of the British television police procedural drama series, ‘Rockliffe’. Following this role, he went on to star for an episode each in series like ‘Boon’ in the year 1988, ‘Extras’ in the year 2007, ‘Being: Liverpool’ in the year 2012, and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ in the year 2020.

Clive Owen

In between these years, he played the lead role of Derek Love and Stephen Crane in the 1990 British television crime drama serial, ‘Chancer,’ appeared for two episodes of ‘Screen Two’ where he portrayed the role of Paul and Diggory Venn, appeared as Deacon for two episodes of the 1998 television miniseries, ‘The Echo’ and played the lead role of Dr. John W. Thackery for twenty episodes of the American television drama series, ‘The Knick.’

Moreover, Clive Owen has also appeared in numerous television movies like ‘The Return of the Native,’ ‘Second Sight’, ‘Second Sight” Parasomnia’, ‘Second Sight: Kingdom of the Blind’, ‘Second Sight: Hide and Seek’, ‘Hemingway and Gellhorn’, ‘Precious Bane’, ‘Lorna Doone’, ‘Class of ‘61’ and ‘An Evening with Gary Lineker’. Furthermore, Clive Owen is also said to star as Scott Landon in the upcoming miniseries, ‘Lisey’s Story’ and to portray the lead role of Bill Clinton in the upcoming American anthology true crime television series, ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’.


Achievements and Awards

Clive Owen won the Golden Globe Award for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture in the year 2005 for his work in ‘Closer’ and won the BAFTA Film award for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in the year 2005 for the same work. Likewise, he is a recipient of 19 other awards and accolades throughout his career as a professional actor.


Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Clive Owen has an estimated net worth of around $20 million.