Clive Owen is an English actor known as a leading man in several Hollywood films, including Croupier, Gosford Park, The Bourne Identity, Closer, Sin City and Duplicity.
In 1991 he starred in his first hit, the UK television series Chancer. In 2005, he proved himself a screen star by winning a Golden Globe and picking up an Academy Award nomination for his role in Mike Nichols' Closer.
After making his film debut in 1988's Vroom, Owen went on to act in Close My Eyes, Bent and Greenfingers. In 2002, he was in Mike Hodges' Croupier and Robert Altman's Gosford Park.
Owen's next films only added to his varied 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 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, James Marsh' 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 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 he began a starring role as Dr. John Thackery, the chief surgeon at the Knickerbocker hospital who is a brilliant doctor pioneering new methods in the field - despite nursing a severe addiction to cocaine - in the period drama television series The Knick, directed by Steven Soderbergh. He also serves as producer on the show.