Guy Pearce

Actor, Songwriter, Musician
Having earned a considerable reputation in his native Australia through such primetime series as "Neighbours" (Network Ten, 1986- ) and "Home and Away" (Seven Network, 1988- ), actor Guy Pearce earned international ... Read more »
Born: 10/04/1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (47)

Equals 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Genius 2015 (Movie)

F. Scott Fitzgerald (Actor)

Holding the Man 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Results 2015 (Movie)

Trevor (Actor)

Strangerland 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Breathe In 2014 (Movie)

Keith Reynolds (Actor)

Hateship Loveship 2014 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

The Rover 2014 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

33 Postcards 2013 (Movie)

Dean Randall (Actor)

Iron Man 3 2013 (Movie)

Aldrich Killian (Actor)

Lawless 2012 (Movie)

Charley Rakes (Actor)

Lockout 2012 (Movie)

Snow (Actor)

Prometheus 2012 (Movie)

Peter Weyland (Actor)

Seeking Justice 2012 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 2011 (Movie)

Alex Hurst (Actor)

Mildred Pierce 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Animal Kingdom 2010 (Movie)

Detective Senior Sgt Nathan Leckie (Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The King's Speech 2010 (Movie)

King Edward VIII (Actor)

Fragments 2009 (Movie)

Dr Bruce Laraby (Actor)

The Hurt Locker 2009 (Movie)

Sergeant Matt Thompson (Actor)

The Road 2009 (Movie)

Veteran (Actor)

Bedtime Stories 2008 (Movie)

Kendall (Actor)

Death Defying Acts 2008 (Movie)

Harry Houdini (Actor)

In Her Skin 2008 (Movie)

Mike Barber (Actor)

Traitor 2008 (Movie)

Roy Clayton (Actor)

First Snow 2007 (Movie)

Jimmy Starks (Actor)

Factory Girl 2006 (Movie)

Andy Warhol (Actor)

The Proposition 2006 (Movie)

Charlie Burns (Actor)

A Slipping Down Life 2004 (Movie)

Drumstrings Casey (Actor)

Two Brothers 2004 (Movie)

Aidan McRory (Actor)

The Hard Word 2003 (Movie)

Dale (Actor)

Till Human Voices Wake Us 2003 (Movie)

Sam Franks (Actor)

The Count of Monte Cristo 2002 (Movie)

Fernand Mondego (Actor)

Time Machine 2002 (Movie)

Alexander Hartdegen (Actor)

Memento 2001 (Movie)

Leonard Selby (Actor)

Rules of Engagement 2000 (Movie)

Major Mark Biggs (Actor)

Ravenous 1999 (Movie)

Captain John Boyd (Actor)

Woundings 1998 (Movie)

Jimmy Compton (Actor)

L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

Ed Exley (Actor)

Snowy River: The McGregor Saga 1993 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dating the Enemy 1996 (Movie)

Brett (Actor)

Flynn 1995 (Movie)

Errol Flynn (Actor)

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert 1994 (Movie)

Adam/Felicia (Actor)

Hunting 1992 (Movie)

Sharp (Actor)

Heaven Tonight 1990 (Movie)

Paul Dysart (Actor)
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (20)

A Wing and a Prayer (Movie)

(Makeup)

I Wake Up Screaming (Movie)

(Makeup)

Iceland (Movie)

(Makeup)

My Gal Sal (Movie)

(Makeup)

Rings on Her Fingers (Movie)

(Makeup)

Roxie Hart (Movie)

(Makeup)

Son of Fury (Movie)

(Makeup)

Song of the Islands (Movie)

(Makeup)

Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (Movie)

(Makeup)

Swamp Water (Movie)

(Makeup)

Tales of Manhattan (Movie)

(Makeup)

The Big Noise (Movie)

(Makeup)

The Gang's All Here (Movie)

(Makeup)

The Keys of the Kingdom (Movie)

(Makeup)

The Meanest Man in the World (Movie)

(Makeup)

The Moon Is Down (Movie)

(Makeup)

This Above All (Movie)

(Makeup)

Weekend in Havana (Movie)

(Makeup)

Wilson (Movie)

(Makeup)

Winged Victory (Movie)

(Makeup)
Music (3)

Bedtime Stories 2008 (Movie)

("At The Nottingham Broadway Mega Resort") (Song Performer)

A Slipping Down Life 2004 (Movie)

songs performer (Song Performer)

A Slipping Down Life 2004 (Movie)

background vocals("You Alone") (Music)

Biography

Having earned a considerable reputation in his native Australia through such primetime series as "Neighbours" (Network Ten, 1986- ) and "Home and Away" (Seven Network, 1988- ), actor Guy Pearce earned international attention as the bratty drag queen Adam/Felicia in "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" (1994). Catching the eye of director Curtis Hanson, Pearce went on to international stardom with his unforgettable portrayal of Lt. Edmund Exley in the critically acclaimed neo-noir, "L.A. Confidential" (1997). From there, he starred in both big and small features like "A Slipping Down Life" (1999) and "Rules of Engagement" (2000), before delivering one of his most memorable performances, playing an amnesiac trying to find his wife's murderer in Christopher Nolan's groundbreaking "Memento" (2001). Following underwhelming results with two high-profile projects, "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002) and "The Time Machine" (2002), Pearce earned critical kudos in smaller fare like "The Proposition" (2006) and "Death Defying Acts" (2008), in which he portrayed famed escapologist Harry Houdini. He delivered a small, but notable turn in "The Hurt Locker" (2009) before portraying King Edward VIII in the Oscar-winning drama "The King's Speech" (2010) and a playboy who seduces a mother and daughter in "Mildred Pierce" (HBO, 2011), which only added to the handsome actor's exceptional versatility.

Relationships

Anne Cocking

Mother
English moved family to Geelong, Australia, where she ran a deer farm remarried c. 1983

Laurie Cocking

Step-Father
Married Pearce's mother c. 1983

Kate Pearce

Wife
Were childhood sweethearts married in March 1997

Stuart Pearce

Father
New Zealander died in a plane crash in 1976 when Pearce was eight years old

Tracy Pearce

Sister
Born c. 1965 with Down Syndrome

EDUCATION

The Geelong College

1985
Began acting at age nine

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy in Prohibition-era Western "Lawless"

2012

Played the multibillionaire founder and CEO of Weyland Corp. in "Prometheus," directed by Ridley Scott

2012

Co-starred with Maggie Grace in the action thriller "Lockout"

2011

Played the role of Monty Beragon opposite Kate Winslet in HBO's five-part miniseries "Mildred Pierce"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

2010

Portrayed King Edward VIII in "The King's Speech"

2009

Cast in the feature adaptation of Joe Penhall's novel "The Road"

2008

Co-starred in the Iraq war thriller "The Hurt Locker"

2008

Portrayed magician Harry Houdini in "Death Defying Acts"

2007

Played a smooth-talking salesman in the thriller "First Snow"

2006

Starred in "The Proposition," an Australian western written by musician Nick Cave

2006

Portrayed pop artist Andy Warhol in "Factory Girl"

2004

Starred in the family adventure film "Two Brothers"

2002

Played the lead in a remake of "The Time Machine"; directed by Simon Wells, the great-grandson of H G Wells (whose novel the film was based)

2002

Acted opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the supernatural thriller "Till Human Voices Wake Us"

2002

Played Chance Wayne in an Australian stage production of "Sweet Bird of Youth"

2002

Co-starred with James Caviezel in "The Count of Monte Cristo"

2000

Returned to the stage in a Melbourne production of "Face to Face"

2000

Played a Marine prosecutor in the military drama "Rules of Engagement"

2000

Offered a terrific turn as a man suffering with short-term memory loss in Christopher Nolan's "Memento"

1999

Co-starred with Robert Carlyle in "Ravenous," directed by Antonia Bird

1999

Starred opposite Lili Taylor in "A Slipping Down Life"; premiered at Sundance Film Festival

1997

Made U.S. film debut, co-starring with Kevin Spacey and Russell Crowe as Los Angeles policemen in the Oscar-nominated "L.A. Confidential"

1994

Landed breakthrough role as a drag queen in "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

1993

Debuted as a series regular on "Snowy River: The McGregor Saga" (aired in the U.S. on The Family Channel)

1991

Landed recurring role on the Australian soap opera "Home and Away"

1989

Portrayed a young Errol Flynn in "Flynn/My Forgotten Man" (released theatrically in 1997)

1988

Made feature debut in "Heaven Tonight" playing a rock musician

1985

Played student-turned-teacher Mike Young in the Australian TV serial "Neighbours"

1984

Won the Junior Mr. Victoria bodybuilding competition at age 16

1970

Moved to Australia with family at age three

Toured Australia, as Danny Zuko, in the stage musical "Grease"

Began career as a child actor in Australian theater

Bonus Trivia

.

From ages 16 to 22, Pearce was a competitive amateur bodybuilder, culminating in a Mr. Natural Victoria title.

SIMILAR ARTICLES