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The Brightest Lights on Broadway: Clive Owen

Go behind the scenes of Broadway’s Old Times

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Despite his countless hours on camera, Clive Owen’s first appearance on Broadway—in a production of Harold Pinter’s fractured love story Old Times—is somewhat anxiety inducing. “It’s my first play in many years, so I’m obviously nervous,” he says, “but because it was theater that made me fall in love with acting, I’m also excited.” Director Douglas Hodge is equally enthusiastic. “I find Old Times to be one of the sexiest plays around,” he says, “and it’s written with genuine poetry.” Indeed, the 1971 show holds up well. “The thing about great writing,” Owen says, “is it’s always worth reviving.”

Owen, right, wears suit and shirt by Giorgio Armani