Alison Owen

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Alison Owen
Born Alison Mary Owen
(1961-02-18) 18 February 1961 (age 57)
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Film producer
Spouse(s) ??
(m. 197?; div. 19??)
Keith Allen
(m. 1982; div. 1989)

Aaron Batterham
(m. ??)
Children 3, including Lily and Alfie Allen

Alison Mary Owen (born 18 February 1961) 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), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Tulip Fever (2017).

Personal life[edit]

Owen was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, to Mary Kathleen (née Hitchiner), a Royal Navy dockyard worker, and Peter Ronald Owen, chief petty officer in the Royal Navy, and was the younger of two daughters. Her elder sister is Jill Beatrice Owen (born 1959).[3]

Owen's first marriage (other sources simply say "relationship") started when she was a teenager in the 1970s, producing her first child, Sarah Owen, near Christmas 1979, while Owen was an 18-year-old university student.[4] She married actor Keith Allen in 1984, and they had two children together, pop singer Lily Allen and actor Alfie Allen, before divorcing in 1989.[5] She is married to art director Aaron Batterham, who has four children of his own.[6]

In 2017 the National Portrait Gallery acquired an early portrait of Owen for their permanent collection by photographer David Gwinnutt.[5]


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.[7]



  1. ^ Profile, The Guardian, 19 February 2004.
  2. ^ POwerlist, The Guardian, 8 March 2012.
  3. ^ Profile, The Daily Telegraph, 19 May 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  4. ^ Ranscombe, Siân (22 November 2013). "Inside the world of film producer Alison Owen". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Dex, Robert (16 March 2017). "Lily Allen's mother Alison Owen joins singer in National Portrait Gallery". London Evening Standard. Alexander Lebedev. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Woods, Judith (28 September 2015). "Alison Owen: 'The suffragettes were guerrillas. Their story needed to be told'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  7. ^ "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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