Actor Clive Owen is still recovering from David Bowie's death, because he was a huge fan.
Even though he isn't musical, the Children of Men star found Bowie's music a huge inspiration and admits he was "devastated" when he heard the news about his hero's passing in January (16).
"He was a huge inspiration to me," Clive tells WENN. "He's as much to do with me being an actor as anybody, because, at a very young age, he inspired my imagination and made me believe that anything was possible.
"Even though music is not what I do, it showed me that life can be anything you make it. I don't play any instruments but I was a huge David Bowie fan."
British actor Clive Owen fears the time has passed for him to play James Bond, because he's too old.
The Children of Men star's name was in the mix for 007 when Daniel Craig landed the role of the superspy just over a decade ago. Craig has since played Bond in four movies and now reports suggest he's ready to hand over his licence to kill credentials to a new man.
Idris Elba and Damian Lewis appear to be the new fan favourites for the role, and Clive tells WENN he's not surprised his name is no longer on a wishlist.
"I've never really seen it as a possibility," he said. "I'm still far too old! I'm very happy to be doing what I'm doing."
Continue reading: Clive Owen: 'I'm Too Old To Play 007'
Clive Owen's daughters are "so embarrassed" to have him as their father.
Considering his acting back catalogue, which has included roles in blockbuster movies such as 2002's The Bourne Identity and King Arthur in 2004, Jimmy Fallon asked the actor if his two girls relished having a Hollywood star as a dad.
However, during the interview on Thursday night (17Mar16), Clive admitted the reality actually couldn't be more different.
"I've got very low status in my house - I'm not cool to them at all…" he laughed."I've embarrassed them lots of times."
Continue reading: Clive Owen: 'I've Got Very Low Status In My House!'
Pop star Rita Ora has personally pleaded with British students to help end racism towards refugees.
The R.I.P. singer, whose parents fled the disputed territory of Kosovo when she was just a year old, spoke to young pupils at the WE Day event in London on Wednesday (09Mar16), held to celebrate the charitable deeds of British school and university students.
In her speech, Rita described her own experiences as a refugee and called on youths to reach out and embrace refugees, especially those displaced by the ongoing civil war in Syria.
"I was born in Kosovo and when I was one year old had to flee the country with my parents and sister," she said. "We sought refuge in the U.K. The word refugee carries a lot of prejudice and not everyone is comfortable having refugees settle into their environment. Some people make negative judgements on new immigrants, and others simply turn a blind eye...
Continue reading: Rita Ora Makes Personal Refugee Plea
Jeremy Piven Was So Overcome When He Met Dame Helen Mirren, That He Curtsied.
The actress is a national treasure in England, and since playing Queen Elizabeth II in 2006's The Queen, many think of Helen as regal. Actress Kristin Scott Thomas has even commented that she's sure some people confuse Helen and the Queen.
While Jeremy knows the difference, he still got flustered when he met Helen at the Emmys. "She always delivers and she’s kind of ageless," he gushed to Britain's ES Magazine. "I met her backstage at the Emmys, where we were both lucky enough to have hardware in our hands, and I was gushing and telling her how great she was.
“It was like meeting royalty, even though she’s so down to earth. I curtsied at one point.”
Continue reading: Jeremy Piven: 'I Curtsied For Helen Mirren When We Met'
Former Smokers Clive Owen And Eve Best Face A Daily Challenge As They Star In Broadway Play Old Times Because Their Characters Are Constantly Puffing Away.
The pair features alongside True Detective's Kelly Reilly in the Harold Pinter revival, and Best admits having to light up onstage isn't easy for any of the actors.
She tells the New York Post, "I hate it because I gave it (smoking) up seven years ago. They're (onstage cigarettes) herbal, so it's not nicotine. I think all three of us are ex-smokers, so it's a real challenge.
"We have to keep an eye on each other that nobody is going to start sneakily taking it up again."
Continue reading: Broadway Smoking Scenes Prove A Challenge For Clive Owen And Eve Best
Daniel Adegboyega believes 'Spectre' ''has to do better'' than 'Skyfall' because ''Bond is a massive responsibility''.
Daniel Adegboyega believes 'SPECTRE' ''has to do better'' than 'Skyfall'.
The actor starred as one of villain Silva's mercenary in the 2012 movie but insists the next film has to top it because the Bond franchise is so cherished by fans.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''Bond is a massive responsibility, huge, it always has to do better. I saw the trailer for 'Spectre' and it looks immense, and you get the sense that they're tying all the films together, particularly the ones with Daniel Craig, so it has to do better. Sam Mendes (Director) has a responsibility to not just himself but to the Bond institution, to make it better. And he can do it, otherwise he wouldn't have taken the job. If he didn't think he could do a little bit better than 'Skyfall' I don't think he'd have taken on the job. So this is clearly him saying, 'Yeah I can do this.'''
Continue reading: Daniel Adegboyega: Spectre Needs To Be Better Than Skyfall
British Actor Clive Owen Has Won A Slew Of Solid Reviews For His Broadway Debut.
The Sin City star has taken to the stage on the Great White Way for the first time in a revival of Harold Pinter's Old Times.
The show opened at the American Airlines Theatre on Tuesday (06Oct15) and Clive has been hailed by critics for his polished performance.
Ben Brantley of the New York Times calls the cast "vibrant" and declares the Closer star has a "firm and insightful grasp" on his character.
Continue reading: Clive Owen Wins Over Critics With Broadway Debut
Punk Icon Patti Smith Is Working On A New Detective Novel With British Actor Clive Owen As Her Muse.
Promoting her new book, M Train, at Hearst Tower in New York on Monday (05Oct15), Smith revealed she has already started work on her next book.
She said, "I have my detective. I've been working on it for a few years at my own pace."
Continue reading: Actor Clive Owen Is Patti Smith's Muse For Detective Character
‘Old Times’ will open in September on Broadway.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has written what’s been described as an ‘epic and heartbreaking’ score for an new Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s Old Times, starring Clive Owen and Eve Best at New York’s Roundabout theatre.
Thom Yorke has composed the score for a production of Old Times on Broadway.
In a statement about the project Yorke said he'd "enjoyed exploring through music the script's themes of love and memory as well as Pinter's rhythms, twists and turns.”
Continue reading: Radiohead's Thom Yorke Composes Score For Pinter Play On Broadway
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