Julia Roberts says there’s an ocean of difference between working with Clive Owen and her other recent costars, George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
She didn’t have to watch her back.
“What a relief. I didn’t have to check the toilet for anything or the light bulbs or the phone,” she says of the on-set pranks by her Oceans Twelve pals. “It was just good old-fashioned friendship.” Read the rest of this entry »
Despite being a husband and dad-of-two, Clive Owen insists he never has to choose between his career and his family.
The 44-year-old Closer star says that while it can be “tough” to be apart from his wife Sarah-Jane Fenton and their daughters Hannah, 12, and Eve, 9, they always make it work.
“But all that juggling is made very easy because Sarah-Jane is so cool and gives me the space and the freedom,” Clive adds. “She has maybe once in my entire career at some point called and said: ‘You need to stop and take some time off. You’ve been away too much.’ I listened to her straight away and did that straight away.”
The ‘Pretty Woman’ actress has so much “chemistry” with the British actor she came out of retirement to star alongside him in upcoming spy film‘Duplicity’.
She said: “I love Clive and we have chemistry because we have a similar spirit and energy. We had to be all serious and sexy but after the director said ‘Cut’ we would just be laughing.” Read the rest of this entry »
Clive Owen, the cover star of April’s new-look GQ, is just your average fortysomething north London father of two – apart, that is, from the matinée idol looks, the Armani suits, the multimillion-dollar movie career and the sizzling screen romance with Julia Roberts. Alex Bilmes meets this most circumspect of leading men, the former Chancer who found fame in Croupier and now finds himself starring opposite Naomi Watts in The International and about to appear opposite Roberts in espionage caper Duplicity. “I’m from a working-class background,” says Owen. “I’ve been lucky. Things have swung my way.
Clive Owen considers himself lucky to have never been made to choose between career and family, and in a new interview he gives “credit and thanks” to wife Sarah-Jane for giving him “the freedom” to pursue both. “I can honestly say I’ve never chosen a film because where it’s shot is convenient,” he tells the Independent.
Case in point? The 44-year-old father of two — Hannah, 12, and Eve, 9 – just returned from a three month film shoot in Australia, but even Clive admits his most recent absence was “tough” for all involved. ”I make sure there’s a balance to it,” he explains. “I make sure that if I’m off doing a film that then there’s time off afterwards.” Read the rest of this entry »
As reported in New York magazine and elsewhere, Steven Spielberg’s long-gestating biopic about Abraham Lincoln is maybe-finally in pre-production. Playwright Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”), who’s writing the script, shared this information during a panel discussion on Lincoln at the Harvard University Institute of Politics, adding that if the desired studio green light was given, then the film would be in theaters as early as Christmas.
So who’s going to play The Great Emancipator? Well, four years ago, back when this project was still red hot, it was going to be Liam Neeson. But a lot can happen between green light and soundstage — so I’d like to humbly offer a few casting suggestions, should Mr. Neeson be unavailable. Read the rest of this entry »
The Electric Palace is one of my favourite cinemas, I have been going to watch films there for as long as I can remember. The cinema used to be full, and on a number of occasions when I was growing up extra seats had to be provided to make sure everyone was catered for. Sadly the cinema fell on hard times and was in desperate need of expensive repair work. Clive Owen became patron of the cinema in 2006 and helped lunch the Electric Palace appeal to raise the much-needed £85,000 for repairs. This quote taken from the Electric Palace website shows Clive’s response to being patron. “I’m really proud to be asked to be Patron of this very special cinema,” he said. “This building is not only a beautiful and historic one, it is also a very important one. I got my film education going to all the old rep cinemas like this one.” Read the rest of this entry »
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