Did you know that he……had a recurring role on a series of BMW commercials as their mysterious driver. He played a valet in the film Gosford Park (2001) and played a fellow “Agent” named the Professor in The Bourne Identity (2002) who was sent to kill Bourne.

… has four brothers and was raised by his mother and stepfather.

… has 2 daughters: Hannah and Eve.

… is a huge David Bowie fan and has called singer “the biggest musical influence on my life.” He says, “I don’t know why, but no one else has ever had such an effect on me. I didn’t have most of his work. I had everything.” In the 1970s, when Bowie was changing his appearance and style with every album, Owen would re-dye his hair whatever color Bowie’s was at the time.

… turned down the role as The Driver for BMW twice. He was sent a copy of the script for the first ad, read it and was impressed by its presentation. He immediately accepted the role, jumped on a plane to LA, and was whisked away to the set of the first ad as soon as he landed.

… two of his brothers, Alan and Lee, became musicians and released a single called “Heartbeat.”

… met his wife at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art while doing Romeo and Juliet.

… mentioned in the song ‘Risen Within’ by MC Homicide featuring PAZ.

… invited to join AMPAS in 2005.

… is a supporter of Liverpool Football Club.

… was voted “Best dressed male” by GQ magazine in 2006

… was raised by his raised by his mother and stepfather.

… has four brothers.

… was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1984. After he graduated, he joined the Young Vic Theatre.

… and his wife have two daughters: Hannah and Eve.

… is 6’2 1/2″ tall.

… won the TFCA Award for Best Supporting Performance, Male for: Closer (2004/I).

… won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for: Gosford Park (2001).

… was nominated for the PFCS Award for Best Acting Ensemble for: Gosford Park (2001).

… won the OFCS Award for Best Ensemble for: Gosford Park (2001).

… was nominated for the OFCS Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Closer (2004/I).

… won the NYFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Closer (2004/I).

… won the NBR Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble for: Closer (2004/I). It was shared with: Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Julia Roberts.

… won the Sierra Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Closer (2004/I).

… won the Golden Satellite Awards Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble for: Gosford Park (2001). It was shared with: Eileen Atkin, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Ryan Phillippe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, and James Wilby.

… was nominated for the Golden Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama for: Closer (2004/I).

… won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for: Closer (2004/I).

… won the FFCC Award for Best Ensemble Cast for: Gosford Park (2001). It was shared with: Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Ryan Phillippe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, and James Wilby.

… won the BFCA Award for Best Acting Ensemble for: Gosford Park (2001). It was shared with: Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Ryan Phillippe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, and James Wilby.

… was nominated for the BFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Closer (2004/I).

… was nominated for the BFCA Award for Best Acting Ensemble for: Closer (2004/I). It was shared with: Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Julia Roberts.

… won 2nd place for the BSFC Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Closer (2004/I).

… won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for: Closer (2004/I).

… was nominated for the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for: Closer (2004/I).

… appeared in a Masterpiece Theater presentation of Precious Bane. He starred with Janet McTeer, as her brother, Gideon.

… played Bri in Peter Nichols’ play A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg on the London stage (New Ambassadors).

… is an avid supporter of Liverpool Football Club.

… played Beyond Borders (2003) co-star Angelina Jolie told him he looked sexy, she says, he “fell over laughing.”

… met his wife at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art while doing Romeo and Juliet. Sarah-Jane was the Juliet to his Romeo.

… brothers, Alan and Lee, became musicians and released a single called “Heartbeat.”

… is a huge David Bowie biggest musical influence on my life.” He says, “I don’t know why, but no one else has ever had such an effect on me. I didn’t have most of his work. I had everything.” In the 70s, when Bowie was changing his appearance and style with every album, Owen would re-dye his hair whatever colour Bowie’s was at the time.

… January 2007 – has signed on as the face of a new Lancome anti-aging cream for men. He will also be named the new spokesman of the cosmetics firm’s new Hypnose Homme fragrance.

… In November 2006, he became patron of the Electric Palace Cinema in Harwich, England and launched an appeal for funds to repair deteriorating elements of the fabric.

… Voted #5 in Elle (France) Magazine’s “15 Sexiest Men” poll (June 2007).

… Is the patron for the Electric Palace Cinema in Harwich, England.

… Was named Empire Magazines #25 in the list of 100 Sexiest Stars(2007).