If you have watched the Taken trilogy, you surely must know Clive! Clive Standen rose to tremendous fame with the Taken trilogy, thus giving him sustainable stardom. Other notable works of Clive include essaying the role of Rollo in Vikings, Knox in Patient Zero, and Charlie in ‘In Like Flynn’.
With a net worth of over $3 million, Standen is one of the most prolific actors to watch out for in television and Hollywood. Born in Northern Ireland, he grew up on English soil.
Standen is an alumnus of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He also holds experience in Muay Thai boxing.
Let us look a bit deeper into his personal and professional life, to gain an insight into his success!
Standen remembers his starting baby steps into the acting career by being a part of both the National Youth Theatre and National Youth Music Theatre. Being a prolific artist from childhood, his skills got enhanced within the institutionalized walls of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
If we discuss the filmography of Standen, we must not forget his contribution in Waking the Dead. The crime drama was one of the most successful drama series in the British Network, in the genre of crime series. It helped Standen to grab upcoming projects like Zero Hour and Doctor Who.
Standen played an instrumental role in one of the Bollywood movies too, which gave him global recognition. Clive further moved on to land the lead role in History TV 18’s major drama, Vikings.
Clive’s best performance was yet to be unleashed! And it was in Patient Zero. It is my personal favorite movie, with such a nail-biting plot and riveting screenplay. The movie gave Clive much-needed appreciation from his fans! As Colonel Knox, the anti-hero was very well appreciated and this movie was very well received as well!
Moving on from his acting career, Clive has also contributed as a voice-over artist. In video games like Inversion and Aliens vs Predators, he has worked as a CO artist as well!
Clive has not been quite open about his personal life. We do know that he is currently married to Francesca de Takats for more than 14 years, with 3 children to his name. His canyon side house, which was previously owned by Lucy Hale is one of the best assets that he is proud of!
What can we learn from Clive?
There are certain important takeaways from Clive’s life. He knew it right from the start that he wanted to be in the glamour show! When he was 12, he gained his first paycheck as a stuntman in Nottingham. Thus, knowing what you wish to do, always helps to gain an edge!
Moving on, the second life lesson has to be perseverance! Gaining the spotlight was never easy for him, especially, not being from a background of artists. Yet, he did not let go of the hard work that made him reach where he is today!
Lastly, don’t be afraid to try out something new! Clive, being an actor, has also been into the boxing arena and a VO artist for video games!
Clive has been someone who did not box himself within the periphery of the silver screen. Rather, his multi-talented work helped him to amass wealth in the long run! We wish him all the luck in his future endeavors.