Owen to host Laureus Awards
London - Hugely popular Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winning actor Clive Owen is to host the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards to be staged in London on Monday, February 6.
British TV and film star Owen, best known for films Closer and Children of Men, will be joined by other illustrious stars from the worlds of entertainment and fashion. Also present will be British actress Thandie Newton, who will be a segment host. Her films include Crash, Mission Impossible 2 and Run Fat Boy Run.
Popular Spanish actress Elsa Pataky and American Luke Wilson, brother of Owen Wilson, whose appearances include Legally Blonde, Old School, Bottle Rocket, and The Royal Tenenbaums will be present, along with Israeli actress and popular model Bar Rafaeli.
The 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognise sporting achievement, are the premier honours on the international sporting calendar. The winners are chosen by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 47 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time.
Among the sporting celebrities attending are:
Sir Steve Redgrave
Sir Bobby Charlton
Pieter van den Hoogenband
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
Nawal El Moutawakel
Dame Kelly Holmes
Sir Matthew Pinsent
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