Film star Clive Owen shares acting tips with Hong Kong students

Golden Globe-winning actor Clive Owen is something of a jetsetter. He recently appeared in the Italian capital Rome, where he unveiled his latest film, a short film noir called Killer in Red.

Then, just last week, the British actor was whisked away to Hong Kong to teach a cinema masterclass at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The class was attended by more than 150 students from the School of Drama, as well as the School of Film and Television.

The actor – who is perhaps best known for his appearances in Children of Men, Croupier and Closer, in addition to his roles in major theatre productions – discussed his experiences working on both the silver screen and stage.

“Acting is all about rhythm and timing, both in the doing of it and also throughout a career,” Owen told local media in an earlier interview. “Every actor will tell you that getting breaks at the right time is hugely important. For me, getting a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) when I was 19 was a huge opportunity and getting certain film roles at certain times really helped my career.”

His diverse roles have earned him a reputation as one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors. In addition to picking up a Golden Globe in 2005 for his role as Larry Gray in the 2004 film Closer, Owen also received an Academy Award nomination for the role.

Owen recently announced that he was chosen to play the central role of Rene Gallimard in the upcoming Broadway revival of M. Butterfly, a play inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly. The play will open on 26 October 2017, but the theatre has not yet been announced.

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