Clive Owen is an English actor who has been in the screen business for as many years as most people can remember. He became famous in the 1990s with works like Chancer and Close My Eyes. Apart from his professional life, the actor has also had a very interesting and enviable personal and marital relationship with his wife Sarah-Jane Fenton. Here is everything worth knowing about him and his relationship.
Clive Owen Bio
Owen was born on 3 October 1964 in Keresley, Coventry, the son of a father who was a singer in the entertainment industry. Nevertheless, the actor was brought up together with his siblings by his mother and stepfather after his father, Jesse Owens, left the family when Clive was only three years old.
When he grew up the acting was not in the sense of the man who would grow up to one of the best actors of England. But then thanks to a good theatre school in Coventry where he grew up, he had the opportunity to learn the art and to see that he didn’t love it for fame or anything else.
After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Clive Owen began working in theatre before getting his first film role in 1988 when he starred in Vroom. By 1991 he was already quite famous after playing the role of Richard in Close My Eyes. He later appeared in many films, most recently Last Knights (2015), The Confirmation (2016), and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017). In 2018 he worked on Ophelia, Anon, and Three Seconds.
In addition to the films, he has also had a major television career to date. He made his debut in 1987 when he appeared in Rockliffe’s Babies. Other works such as Chancer, Sharman, and The Knick followed, which he also produced in 2015.
Over the course of his long career, the actor has won numerous awards, including the Critics Choice Award for Gosford Park, the New York Film Critics Circle Award and the British Academy Film Award for Closer, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Inside Man and Children of Men, and the Satellite Award for The Knick.
Wife (Sara-Jane Fenton)
Clive grew up in a broken home and probably understood how important it is to have a very functional family. That’s probably why the actor managed to build up a bond with his wife, who is easy to admire and envy.
Clive Owen is married to Sarah-Jane Fenton, with whom he has been dating since 1995. Their story began in the 1990s when they met on stage as Romeo and Juliet, but instead of ending in tragedy, like the real play by William Shakespeare, their story happily went into the future. The play that brought them together took place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
In case you are wondering, Sarah-Jane Fenton, is also an actress like her husband. She has taken part in a number of productions both for the stage and for the screen. Her works include the mini television series The One Game (1988), The Tall Guy (1989), Virtual Murder (1992), and A Good Man in Africa (1994). She hasn’t appeared in any films lately, as she has decided to pursue an academic career.
Not only has the connection between Fenton and Clive been going on for over twenty years, but she is also blessed with two daughters. Her first child, Hannah Owen, was born on June 8, 1997, and her sister, Eve Owen, was born on October 17, 1999.
While his relationship seems to be very perfect, the Sin City star is said to have dated German model Toni Garrn. The rumor was fuelled by pictures the two of them took together, and nothing more. As it turned out, the rumor was nothing more than the rumor it is, because there were no further indications that the two had anything going on with each other. His relationship might be perfect after all, or at least according to what we can all see.
Height and Weight
Without a doubt, the King Arthur actor has a very good height and a very good physique. For this reason, it’s hardly surprising when he gets dangerous assignments or plays active roles in movies.
Expressed in numbers, the actor stands at a height of 188 cm (6 ft 2 in), while his body weight is 87 kg (192 lbs).