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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.
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Clive Owen plays MI5 agent in 'Shadow Dancer'

Clive Owen plays MI5 agent in 'Shadow Dancer'

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- British actor Clive Owen admits he was exhausted after playing literary lion Ernest Hemingway in the HBO movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn."
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Escapees from Leyhill Prison get more time for crime spree

CARDIFF, Wales, April 24 (UPI) -- Two men who admitted going on a violent crime spree in South Wales after escaping from a minimum-security prison were sentenced to more time Tuesday.

Clive Owen signs on for 'Blue Angel'

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- British actor Clive Owen has signed on to star in director Richard Levine's "Blue Angel," a film based on the novel by Francine Prose, Variety reported.
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'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Smash" were nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in Los Angeles Thursday.
'Homeland,' 'Abbey,' 'Office' nominated for SAG awards

'Homeland,' 'Abbey,' 'Office' nominated for SAG awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild nominated "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "Mad Men" for its Best Ensemble in a Drama prize.
Owen, Binoche team up for romantic drama

Owen, Binoche team up for romantic drama

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Fred Schepisi is to direct Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche in the New England prep school-set romantic drama "Words and Pictures," producers said Tuesday.

'Shadow Dancer' wins top Dinard award

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- British director James Marsh's "Shadow Dancer" won the top award at this year's Dinard British Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
By United Press International
Stars lining up to be Globes presenters

Stars lining up to be Globes presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Jessica Biel, Robert Downey Jr. and Jimmy Fallon have signed on as presenters at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Banderas, Kidman to be Globes presenters

Banderas, Kidman to be Globes presenters

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman have been booked as presenters for Sunday's Golden Globe Awards show in Hollywood.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.
By United Press International
'Sin City' sequel in the works

'Sin City' sequel in the works

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are collaborating with writer William Monahan on a sequel to their hit film "Sin City," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Owen, Kidman cast in Hemingway TV film

Owen, Kidman cast in Hemingway TV film

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Film stars Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman have been cast in an upcoming HBO film about late U.S. author Ernest Hemingway, TVGuide.com said.
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British actor Clive Owen attends the premiere of "Duplicity" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on March 10, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Clive Owen (born 3 October 1964) is an English actor, who has worked on television, stage and film. He first gained recognition in the United Kingdom for portraying the lead in the ITV series Chancer from 1990 to 1991. He then garnered critical acclaim for his work in the film Close My Eyes (1991) before getting international notice for his performance as a struggling writer in Croupier (1998). In 2005, Owen won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in the drama Closer (2004). He has since played leading as well as supporting roles in films such as Sin City (2005), Inside Man (2006), Children of Men (2006), and The International (2009).

The fourth of five brothers, Owen was born in Coventry, in the English Midlands, a son of Pamela (née Cotton) and Jess Owen, a country and western singer. His father left the family when Owen was three years old, and despite a brief reconciliation when Owen was nineteen, the two have remained estranged. Raised by his mother and stepfather, a railway ticket clerk, he has described his childhood as "rough." While initially opposed to drama school, he changed his mind in 1984, after a long and fruitless period of searching for work. Owen graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1987 with a class that included Rebecca Pidgeon, Serena Harragin, Mark Womack, and Liza Tarbuck. After graduation, he won a position at the Young Vic, performing in several Shakespearean plays.

Initially, Owen carved out a career in television. In 1988 Owen starred as Gideon Sarn in a BBC production of Precious Bane and the Channel 4 film Vroom before the 1990s saw him become a regular on stage and television in the UK, notably his lead role in the ITV series Chancer, followed by an appearance in the Thames Television production of Lorna Doone.

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