Alison Owen

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Alison Owen
Born Alison Mary Owen
(1961-02-18) 18 February 1961 (age 53)
Portsmouth, England
Occupation Film producer
Spouse(s) Keith Allen (1982 - 1989) (divorced)
Aaron Batterham (?-present)
Partner(s) Harry Enfield
Children Lily Allen
Alfie Owen-Allen
Sarah Owen
Parents Mary Kathleen Owen (née Hitchiner)
Peter Ronald Owen
Relatives Jill Beatrice Owen

Alison Mary Owen (born 1961 in Portsmouth) is an English film producer.[1][2] Her credits as a producer include Moonlight and Valentino (1995), Elizabeth (1998), Sylvia (2003), Shaun of the Dead (2004), Proof (2005), The Other Boleyn Girl (2007), Brick Lane (2007), Chatroom (2010) and Tulip Fever (2014).

Personal life[edit]

Owen's parents are Mary Kathleen (née Hitchiner) (b. 1933 in Sussex), a Royal Navy dockyard worker, and Peter Ronald Owen. Owen has a sister, Jill Beatrice Owen (b. 1959).[3] Owen has three children, pop singer Lily Allen, actor Alfie Owen-Allen (both with her ex-husband, Keith Allen) and Sarah Owen, a daughter from a previous relationship.[4]

She was also in a relationship with comedian Harry Enfield for many years with whom she raised Alfie, Lily and Sarah. She is now married to the art director Aaron Batterham who has four children.[citation needed]


She first started working at Limelight doing music videos. Later she then produced her first movie Hear My Song and a TV series called Diary of a Teenage Health Freak. Then she worked for Working Title (who were part owned by PolyGram). She set up the low-budget film division.[5]



  1. ^ The Guardian
  2. ^ The Guardian
  3. ^ Family detective - Telegraph
  4. ^ Ranscombe, Siân (22 November 2013). "Inside the world of film producer Alison Owen". Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "In Conversation: Alison Owen (Producer of Saving Mr. Banks, Shaun of the Dead, Tamara Drewe)". 21 May 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 

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