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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’s sleeper hit Croupier, critics have compared him to the likes of Bogart, Mitchum and Connery. In 2005 he proved himself a screen star by winning a Golden Globe and picking up an Academy Award nomination for his role as Larry in Closer directed by Mike Nichols. The film also starred Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Natalie Portman. 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 offbeat British comedy, Greenfingers, Mike Hodges’s 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’s Boys are Back, Trust with Catherine Keener and Viola Davis, directed by David Schwimmer, The Killer Elite with Robert De Niro and Jason Statham, James Marsh’s critically acclaimed Shadow Dancer with Andrea Riseborough, Guillame Canet’s Blood Ties with Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and Billy Crudup, and Fred Schepisi’s Words & Pictures with Juliette Binoche. In television, Clive was most recently seen starring in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” for Cinemax, for which he earned a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination. Clive also serves as producer and is currently in production on season two. 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. Clive is also an acclaimed stage actor with roles included his portrayal of Romeo at the Young Vic, starring in Sean Mathias’s staging of Noel Coward’s Design for Living, and playing the lead role in the original production of Patrick Marber’s 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.

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[West End]
West End Revival, 2019
Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon

Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Rene Gallimard

Roundabout Broadway Revival, 2015

Clive Owen Movies

[1989]Precious Bane Gideon Sarn

[1990]Vroom Jake

[1990]Lorna Doone John Ridd

[1991]Close My Eyes Richard / Brother

[1993]Century Paul Reisner

[1993]Class of '61 Devin O'Neil

[1994]An Evening with Gary Lineker Bill

[1994]The Return of the Native Damon Wildeve

[1994]Nobody's Children Corneliu Bratu

[1994]Doomsday Gun Dov

[1995]The Magician George Byrne

[1995]The Turnaround Nick Sharman

[1996]The Rich Man's Wife Jake Golden

[1997]Bent Max

[1998]Croupier Jack Manfred

[1999]Second Sight DCI Ross Tanner

[1999]Split Second Michael Anderson

[2000]Second Sight: Kingdom of the Blind DCI Ross Tanner

[2000]Second Sight: Hide and Seek DCI Ross Tanner

[2000]Second Sight: Parasomnia DCI Ross Tanner

[2000]Greenfingers Colin Briggs

[2001]Gosford Park Robert Parks

[2002]The Bourne Identity The Professor

[2003]I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Will

[2003]Beyond Borders Nick Callahan

[2004]King Arthur Arthur

[2004]Closer Larry

[2005]Derailed Charles Schine

[2005]Sin City Dwight

[2006]Inside Man Dalton Russell

[2006]Children of Men Theo Faron

[2007]Shoot 'Em Up Smith

[2007]Elizabeth: The Golden Age Sir Walter Raleigh

[2009]Duplicity Ray Koval

[2009]The Boys Are Back Joe Warr

[2009]The International Louis Salinger

[2010]Trust Will

[2011]Killer Elite Spike

[2011]Intruders John

[2012]Shadow Dancer Mac

[2012]Hemingway and Gellhorn Ernest Hemingway

[2013]Blood Ties Chris

[2013]Words and Pictures Jack Marcus

[2015]Last Knights Raiden

[2016]The Confirmation Walt

[2017]Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Arun Filitt

[2018]Anon Sal Frieland

[2018]Ophelia Claudius

[2019]The Song of Names Dovidl Rapoport

[2019]The Informer Montgomery

[2019]Gemini Man Clay Verris

[2020]Romantic Guide to Lost Places Benno

[2021]Lui Jason - Voice

Clive Owen TV Shows

Rockliffe's Babies PC Parslew

Boon Geoff

[ 1990-1991]Chancer Stephen Crane, Derek Love

[ 1995-1996]Screen Two Paul, Diggory Venn

Sharman Nick Sharman

The Echo Deacon

Headline News Larry

Extras Clive Owen

[ 2014-2015]The Knick Dr. John W. Thackery

Curb Your Enthusiasm Clive Owen

American Crime Story William Jefferson Clinton

Lisey's Story Scott Landon

Retreat Andy

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New Collection RAIN From Late Vocalist Nora York Out Now

Good Mood Records returns with the new album RAIN from the groundbreaking late vocalist and songwriter NORA YORK.

Passaic Native Comedian Tom Papa Set To Perform At NJPAC, October 21

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes Passaic native, Tom Papa, one of America's greatest comedians will perform live in Newark on Saturday, October 21st, at 8 pm.

Good Mood Records to Release Posthumous Collection RAIN by Vocalist and Songwriter Nora York

Good Mood Records is set to release 'RAIN,' a posthumous collection of songs by the late vocalist and songwriter Nora York. The album, produced by Emmy winner Jamie Lawrence, features a blend of contemporary jazz and pop music. Get ready for an innovative musical experience.

Breton Tyner-Bryan's WEST OF FRANK To Make West Coast Premiere At Newport Beach Film Festival

Get ready for the west coast premiere of the multi-award-winning film, West of Frank, at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Directed by Breton Tyner-Bryan, this film explores the metaphysical energy of the historic Jefferson Market Library and features a cast of 12 Broadway performers.

MAKE ME GORGEOUS!, The Story Of LGBTQ+ Trailblazer Kenneth Marlowe, To Open In NYC During Transgender Awareness Week

Discover the inspiring true story of Kenneth 'Mr. Madam' Marlowe and his impact on the LGBTQ+ community. Make Me Gorgeous! opens in NYC this November during Transgender Awareness Week, don't miss it!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld October 3rd, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is October 3, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Breton Tyner-Bryan's WEST OF FRANK To Make New York Premiere at Chelsea Film Festival

WEST OF FRANK, a new queer dance drama film by Breton Tyner-Bryan, will make its New York premiere at the Chelsea Film Festival. The film explores the historic Jefferson Market Library and the Women's House of Detention in Manhattan's Greenwich Village through the medium of dance.

Breton Tyner-Bryan's WEST OF FRANK to Make North American Premiere at Emberlight Film Festival

The film features Gilbert Bolden lll (New York City Ballet), Rhaamell Burke-Missouri (Hadestown Broadway, King Kong Broadway), Elisa Clark (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Mark Morris Dance Group), James Jude Johnson (Fiddler On the Roof), Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line Broadway, Chicago), Randy Castillo (Wicked Broadway), and more.

Breton Tyner-Bryan's WEST OF FRANK to Make International Premiere at Berlin Commercial Film Festival

The Queer Dance Drama Short recently won the Raw Selection Award and Official Selection at Berlin Commercial Film Festival. It will make its International Premiere in Berlin, Germany August 21, 2023 .

Billy Crudup to Reprise His Role in HARRY CLARKE at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Emmy and Tony Award winner Billy Crudup will reprise his award–winning role in David Cale’s Harry Clarke, performing at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre (2015 Addison St., Berkeley) November 15–December 23, 2023. 

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden & More to be Featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival Readings

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden and more will be featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival's Fridays@3 reading series.

Julie Taymor to be Honored at Red Bull Theater Gala Benefit Hosted by Patrick Page

Julie Taymor will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater and the Axe-Houghton Foundation will receive the George Mayer Award for Extraordinary Service to Classical Theater at the Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit on Monday June 5th (6pm).

Tom Papa Comes To NJPAC In October

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes Passaic native, Tom Papa, one of America's greatest comedians will perform live in Newark on Saturday, October 21st, at 8 pm. Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country, finding success as an author in film, TV, radio, and podcasts, as well as on the live stage.

The Coolidge Announces PROJECTIONS: SCIENCE FICTION FROM THE ART HOUSE Screenings of Sci-Fi Classics

The Coolidge Corner Theatre ('the Coolidge') today announced the lineup for its January 2023 repertory series Projections: Science Fiction from the Art House. Art house sci-fi doesn't depend on rational explanations, modern CGI, common storytelling structures, or a giant budget to create otherworldly, thought-provoking films.

Billy Crudup to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre 40th Anniversary Gala

Vineyard Theatre's 40th Anniversary Gala will honor Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup with celebratory toasts to Ken Greiner, Chair, Vineyard Board of Directors and Marcia Pendelton, President and Founder of Walk Tall Girl Productions, on February 13, 2023 beginning at 6:00pm at Edison Ballroom.


Multi-award-winning director/writer/actor/choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan returns to New York with her highly decorated short film 'INVICTA' screening at the inaugural Dances With Films Festival: New York edition East Meets West on December 1-4th, 2022.

Tom Papa Comes to the Paramount Theatre in April 2023

Comedy Works Entertainment presents TOM PAPA at Paramount Theatre on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 4 at 10am and are $29.50-49.50 plus applicable fees.

Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Highlights Presents Fabio Pirrone, Carly Ozard, and Jack Bartholet

Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Highlights is an offshoot of Crazy Coqs's longest-running show, Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Party, which, in the last ten years, has attracted more than 4,000 singers from over 50 countries and all continents, other than Antarctica!

Listen: Amy Brenneman Talks JUDGING AMY and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. This week's episode features Amy Brenneman, who discussed her career, activism efforts, and more.

Breton Tyner Bryan's Dance Short DELUSIONE to Screen at LA FEMME FILM FESTIVAL

Multi-award winning director, actor, writer, choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan returns to Los Angles with her highly decorated short film 'Delusione', making her directorial debut at the 18th Annual La Femme Film Festival, screening October 13-16th, 2022.


Clive Owen has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Clive Owen has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Clive Owen's first West End show was The Night of the Iguana which opened in 2019

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