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Clive Owen: I'm living the dream

Published 09/08/2015

Clive Owen
Clive Owen

Clive Owen says being on a TV set feels just like a major movie.

The Hollywood heavyweight is following in the footsteps of Kevin Spacey, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and moving to the small screen with the dramatic TV series.

Focusing on the lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital in the 20th century, it's an interesting ride; and Clive couldn't agree more.

"His addiction to liquid cocaine and opium often means Thackery crosses moral boundaries," he explained to German magazine TV Direkt when asked what drew him to the character of Dr. John W. Thackery. "That's a dream for any actor, of course!"

That's not to say Clive, 50, often agrees with his character's decisions. While he knows Thackery is a brilliant doctor, he also describes him as "arrogant and racist".

It's not unusual for Oscar nominees like Clive to get involved with TV shows. True Detective has seen both Matthew and Colin Farrell star, while Kevin made a mark alongside Robin Wright in Netflix original House of Cards.

For Clive, being on set didn't seem too different to his bigger projects.

"It was just like a film set," he shrugged. "These days, television is a great platform for things like The Knick. It's a wonderful thing for an actor to explore."

Alongside The Knick, Clive has some film projects out this year. He was in action adventure Last Knights and also stars in comedy The Confirmation, which will be out later this year.

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