Recently breaking into the top ranks of British superstars making it big in Hollywood, the smoothly virile actor Clive Owen was born on October 3, 1964, in Coventry. His father was a country/western singer who deserted his family when Clive was only 3. He attended Binley Park Comprehensive School and joined the youth theatre at 13 after playing the scene-stealing role of the Artful Dodger in a production of "Oliver!". In 1984, following graduation, Clive applied and was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for three years. While there, he built up a classical resume including roles in "Henry IV, Part I" and "The Lady from the Sea". He subsequently joined the Young Vic Theatre Company and, in 1988, as it goes, the actor playing Romeo fell in love with his Juliet, Sarah-Jane Fenton. The couple eventually married in 1995 and have two daughters.