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Guy Pearce

Born: 1967

Biography

Guy Edward Pearce (born 5 October 1967) is an Australian actor. Born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, and raised in Geelong, he started his career portraying Mike Young in the Australian television series Neighbours. He received international attention for his breakout role in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) and subsequently took starring roles in Curtis Hanson's L.A. Confidential (1997), Christopher Nolan's Memento (2000) and Simon Wells's The Time Machine (2002). Pearce is known for his performances in the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road (2009), Kathryn Bigelow's war drama The Hurt Locker (2009) and Tom Hooper's historical drama The King's Speech (2010). He has appeared in Ridley Scott's Prometheus (2012), the Marvel action film Iron Man 3 (2013), Alien: Covenant (2017), and the historical biopic Mary Queen of Scots (2018). In Australian cinema, he has appeared in The Proposition (2005), Animal Kingdom (2010), 33 Postcards (2011), The Rover (2014), Holding the Man (2015) and The Wizards of Aus (2016). Since 2012, he has played the title role in the TV adaptations of the Jack Irish stories by Australian crime writer Peter Temple. Pearce starred in Todd Haynes' limited series Mildred Pierce (2011) and the HBO crime miniseries Mare of Easttown. Pearce won a Primetime Emmy Award for Mildred Pierce and has received numerous award nominations including for a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and an Australian Academy Film Award. IndieWire named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. Description above from the Wikipedia article Guy Pearce, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Resources

Movies

Memento

Leonard in Memento

Two Brothers

Aidan McRory in Two Brothers

The Time Machine

Alexander Hartdegen in The Time Machine

Ravenous

Boyd in Ravenous

Till Human Voices Wake Us

Dr. Sam Franks in Till Human Voices Wake Us

First Snow

Jimmy Starks in First Snow

Dating the Enemy

Brett in Dating the Enemy

The Hard Word

Dale in The Hard Word

The Proposition

Charlie Burns in The Proposition

In Her Skin

Mr. Barber in In Her Skin

Lockout

Snow in Lockout

Jack Irish: Bad Debts

Jack Irish in Jack Irish: Bad Debts

Jack Irish: Black Tide

Jack Irish in Jack Irish: Black Tide

The Rover

Eric in The Rover

33 Postcards

Dean Randall in 33 Postcards

Breathe In

Keith Reynolds in Breathe In

Jack Irish: Dead Point

Jack Irish in Jack Irish: Dead Point

Flynn

Errol Flynn in Flynn

Brimstone

The Reverend in Brimstone

Swinging Safari

Keith Hall in Swinging Safari

Spinning Man

Evan Birch in Spinning Man

Donny The Drone

Donny (voice) in Donny The Drone

Lorne

Lorne in Lorne

Poor Boy

Danny in Poor Boy

Disturbing the Peace

Jim Dillon in Disturbing the Peace

The Last Vermeer

Han van Meegeren in The Last Vermeer

The Seventh Day

Father Peter in The Seventh Day

A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

Zone 414

David Carmichael in Zone 414

The Infernal Machine

Bruce Cogburn in The Infernal Machine

The Convert

Thomas Munro in The Convert

Killing Faith

Bender in Killing Faith

The Devil Game

in The Devil Game

Sunrise

Reynolds in Sunrise

Inside

in Inside

Scott Matthews - Wait in the Car.

Robert in Scott Matthews - Wait in the Car.

L.A. Confidential

Edmund "Ed" Exley in L.A. Confidential

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Adam Whitely / Felicia Jollygoodfellow in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The Count of Monte Cristo

Fernand Mondego in The Count of Monte Cristo

Factory Girl

Andy Warhol in Factory Girl

Traitor

Roy Clayton in Traitor

Death Defying Acts

Harry Houdini in Death Defying Acts

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Alex Hirst in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

A Slipping Down Life

Drumstrings Casey in A Slipping Down Life

Hateship Loveship

Ken in Hateship Loveship

Easter Rising

Padraig Pearse in Easter Rising

Results

Trevor in Results

Memory

Vincent Serra in Memory

Bedtime Stories

Kendall in Bedtime Stories

Rules of Engagement

Maj. Mark Biggs in Rules of Engagement

Animal Kingdom

Nathan Leckie in Animal Kingdom

Winged Creatures

Dr Bruce Laraby in Winged Creatures

Seeking Justice

Simon in Seeking Justice

Equals

Jonas in Equals

Between a Frock and a Hard Place

Self in Between a Frock and a Hard Place

Holding the Man

Dick Conigrave in Holding the Man

Ladies Please!

Self in Ladies Please!

Domino

Joe Martin in Domino

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

Thomas Clay in Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

The Brutalist

Harrison Lee Van Buren in The Brutalist

The Shrouds

in The Shrouds

The King's Speech

King Edward VIII in The King's Speech

Lawless

Charlie Rakes in Lawless

The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus

Self in The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus

Heaven Tonight

Paul Dysart in Heaven Tonight

Hunting

Sharp in Hunting

Iron Man 3

Aldrich Killian in Iron Man 3

Back to the Outback

Frank (voice) in Back to the Outback

The Road

Veteran in The Road

The Hurt Locker

Sergeant Matt Thompson in The Hurt Locker

Prometheus

Peter Weyland in Prometheus

Woundings

Jimmy Compton in Woundings

Genius

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Genius

Disturbing the Peace: A Small Town Standoff

Self (archive footage) in Disturbing the Peace: A Small Town Standoff

Mary Queen of Scots

William Cecil in Mary Queen of Scots

Bloodshot

Dr. Emil Harting in Bloodshot

Whatever You Desire: Making 'L.A. Confidential'

Self in Whatever You Desire: Making 'L.A. Confidential'

Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of 'L.A. Confidential'

Self in Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of 'L.A. Confidential'

Neighbours Made Me a Star

Himself in Neighbours Made Me a Star

Something Elemental: Making 'The Rover'

Self in Something Elemental: Making 'The Rover'

Alien: Covenant

Peter Weyland (uncredited) in Alien: Covenant

The Catcher Was a Spy

Robert Furman in The Catcher Was a Spy

TV Shows