Clive Standen was born as Clive James Standen on 22nd July 1981 in a British Army base in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and later raised in Leicestershire, East Midlands, England.
As for his education, Standen attended King Edward VII School, followed by Melton Mowbray College, where he took a performing arts course. Later, he enrolled in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts for a 3-year diploma course.
Clive’s been active in the acting industry since 2004. Away from acting, he’s a former Muay Thai boxer and a gold medal winner at Fencing. In addition, he’s a spokesman for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Stars as Anthony Lavelle in the NBC drama ‘Council of Dads’ (2020)
Based on The Council of Dads (2010) by American writer Bruce Feiler, Council of Dads is an American drama developed by Joan Rater and Tony Phelan for NBC.
As per NBC, the premise reads:
Family takes on a different meaning in this transformative and inspirational new drama when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life's plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare. He calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family - just in case he ever can't be there to do it himself.
Clive Standen is playing the role of Anthony Lavelle in the NBC drama Council of Dads.
Clive Standen is portraying the character of Anthony Lavelle on NBC's Council of Dads.
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The rest of the main cast includes Tom Everett Scott as Scott Perry, Emjay Anthony as Theo Perry, Sarah Wayne Callies as Robin Perry, Blue Chapman as JJ Perry, Michael O’Neill as Larry Mills, J. August Richards as Dr. Oliver Post, Steven Silver as Evan Norris, Thalia Tran as Charlotte Perry, and Michelle Weaver as Luly Perry.
Council of Dads premieres on NBC on 24th March 2020.
Married to Wife Francesca Standen; Shares Three Kids
Clive Standen is married to his wife Francesca Standen since 2007, with whom he shares three kids.
Clive Standen is married to his long-time wife Francesca Staden, following a delightful wedding at Babington House back in 2007. The couple shares three children together; Edi Standen, Rafferty Standen, and Hayden Standen.
Earlier, the actor couldn’t have been more creative when it came to the marriage proposal. He dressed like his partner’s favorite singer, Elvis Presley, when he popped the question. That’s not even the half of it. Standen incredibly spray-painted Francesca’s street with “I Love You, Francesca” and wrote love notes on placards.
Clive Standen does not often speak about his family life with his wife and kids to the media.
The duo is pretty low-key about their personal life, so the actor rarely ever speaks about his married life in the public. One of the rare exceptions, however, was an interview with PCM World News back in May 2018, when Clive spoke about his wife and kids.
When asked about his favorite thing to do during free time, Clive said:
My free time that’s a no-brainer. I’ve been a father of three kids since I was 22-years-old and I’m a married man. I did Vikings for five seasons – I’m still in Vikings – and I was always home by 8 pm every night.
Talking about what he finds the most fun doing, the actor revealed:
Really, whatever they are into right now. My free time is spent playing Pokémon cards with my little one, my seven-year-old son Rafferty. My daughter, Edie, is 11, and she’s like an engineer. She’s learning all about the history of flight and how planes fly and things, and I test her on all of her science exams.
The actor continued, "My older son, Hayden, is 15, so I kind of spend a lot of the time talking to him about politics, life, and his interests. I also try to get a date night with my wife, Francesca, when I can fit it in. That’s what I do.”
The entire family of five couldn’t look more adorable together.
Clive Standen Career – What’s His Net Worth?
Clive Standen's net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million.
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Clive Standen is well known for playing a series regular role of Bryan Mills in the NBC action thriller Taken (2017-18), based on the trilogy of films starring Liam Neeson.
In 2009, Standen featured for three episodes as Archer in a British television program Robin Hood. The following year, he starred in the historical-fantasy drama Camelot (2010), playing the role of Gawain for ten episodes.
Earlier, Clive played a recurring role of Private Carl Harris for three episodes in BBC’s British science fiction show Doctor Who (2008).
Watch: Vikings | Axe Throwing with Clive Standen
Currently, the actor is portraying the character of Rollo in History Channel’s historical drama series Vikings. He’s so far appeared in 45 episodes since 2013.
When it comes to the big screens, the actor’s notable credits include Bollywood film Namastey London (2007) as Charlie Brown, British action film Hammer of the Gods (2012) as Hagen, and biographical adventure film Everest (2015) as Ed Viesturs.
Clive Standen’s net worth is estimated at $2.5 million.