Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1967-10-05 (53 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

75 Movies · 17 TV shows

Also Known As: Guy Edward Pearce · 가이 피어스 · Гай Пирс

Biography

Guy Edward Pearce (born 5 October 1967) is a British-Australian actor, musician, singer and songwriter. He is known for having starred in the role of Mike Young in the Australian television series Neighbours and for appearing in films such as The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), L.A. Confidential (1997), Ravenous (1999), Memento (2000), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), The Time Machine (2002), The Road (2009), The King's Speech (2010), 33 Postcards (2011) and Iron Man 3 (2013). In Australian cinema, he has appeared in The Proposition (2005), Animal Kingdom (2010), Prometheus (2012), The Rover (2014), Holding the Man (2015), The Wizards of Aus (2016) and Alien: Covenant (2017). He has won a Primetime Emmy Award and received nominations for Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and AACTA Awards. Since 2012, he has played the title role in the TV adaptations of the Jack Irish stories by Australian crime writer Peter Temple.

Personal Life

Pearce married his childhood sweetheart, psychologist Kate Mestitz, in March 1997. In October 2015, Pearce confirmed he and Mestitz had ended their marriage after 18 years. Pearce is in a relationship with Dutch actress Carice van Houten; they have a son, Monte, who was born in August 2016.An Australian rules football fan who supports the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League, Pearce has done media work with the club, including a documentary narration.He supports a number of charitable organizations for many causes such as animal rights, animal welfare and protecting the Earth's ecology.

Early Life

Pearce was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. When Pearce was three years old, the family relocated to Geelong, Victoria. When Pearce was eight years old, his father died in an aviation accident.Pearce attended Geelong College, and was a member of the Geelong Society of Dramatic Arts (GSODA) Junior Players. At the age of 16, he was a competitive amateur bodybuilder, leading to the title of Junior Mr. Victoria. He lived in Box Hill North, Victoria in the late 1980s while working on the Australian drama series Neighbours. His first film appearance, while still at Geelong College, was in a Victorian Vice Chancellors funded film "Life and Study at University", produced and directed by Peter Lane of Deakin University. Guy was 17 years old and played a 21 year old student.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
The Seventh Day

The Seventh Day

6
2021
A renowned exorcist and a priest are getting ready for their first day of training. The lines between good and evil blur as they plunge deeper into hell.
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

5.67
2021
A Navy Seal is looking for justice for his wife's murder while uncovering an international conspiracy.
TV
Mare of Easttown

Mare of Easttown

10
2021
A detective is trying to keep her life together while investigating a murder in a small town.
Andorra

Andorra

2021
Alexander Fox left the US to start a new life in the tiny nation of Andorra. He is the prime suspect in a murder investigation after falling in love with the daughter of a matriarch.
Zone 414

Zone 414

2021
A private investigator was hired by the colony's creator to find his daughter.

2020.

4 Movies
Disturbing the Peace

Disturbing the Peace

5
2020
Since leaving the Texas Rangers after a tragic shooting, a small-town marshal who hasn't carried a gun since has to fight a gang of outlaw bikers who have invaded the town to pull off a violent robber...
The Last Vermeer

The Last Vermeer

2020
A soldier and member of the Dutch resistance investigate stolen art in the wake of the Second World War, including a Vermeer sold to the Nazis by a flamboyant forger.
Bloodshot

Bloodshot

6.13
2020
A team of scientists resurrected marine Ray Garrison after he and his wife were murdered. He becomes a machine that kills. Ray can't remember anything from his life before he joined the super-soldiers...
Disturbing the Peace: A Small Town Standoff

Disturbing the Peace: A Small Town Standoff

2020
Behind the scenes of Disturbing the Peace

2019.

2 Movies
Domino

Domino

2019
A police officer is trying to get justice for his partner who was murdered by a member of the terrorist group, but he is caught up in a game of cat and mouse with a CIA agent who is trying to trap oth...
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

1
2019
London was founded in 1843. Scrooge hates the Christmas holiday. He is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve to show him his past, present and future.

2018.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Innocents

The Innocents

5.31
2018
Powerful forces intent on dividing them forever are unleashed when a teenage couple runs away to be together.
Spinning Man

Spinning Man

2018
Evan Birch, a family man and esteemed philosophy professor at a distinguished college, is the prime suspect in the disappearance of a female student.
Swinging Safari

Swinging Safari

2018
In 1975, a 200 ton blue whale washed up on a local beach and the kids thought it was the biggest thing that had ever happened in Australia. The parents of a quiet suburban street are going to celebrat...
Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

5.78
2018
Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland in 1561 and threatens the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Both Q...

2017.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

5.68
2017
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world—which has...
TV
When We Rise

When We Rise

6
2017
The personal and political struggles of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. The Civil Rights movement began in the 20th century and ended in the ...
Donny The Drone

Donny The Drone

2017
The world's first sentient machine goes on stage to accept a prestigious award as an auditorium of humans are confronted with his emotional and controversial story.

2016.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Brimstone

Brimstone

6
2016
In the old North-American West, Liz is a genuine survivor who is hunted by a preacher for a crime she didn't commit.
TV
The Wizards of Aus

The Wizards of Aus

2016
Fed up with the Magical Realm's obsession with large-scale fantasy warfare, Jack the Wizard decides to migrate to the sanest place he can think of: Melbourne's Western suburbs. After accidentally caus...
TV
Jack Irish

Jack Irish

5.38
2016
Jack Irish is getting his life back together. The complete man is a former criminal lawyer who now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, and sometimes ...
Lorne

Lorne

2016
Lorne, a wasteland traveler dealing with the oppressing boundaries of isolation, is confronted by a mysterious stranger who helps him realize his fears.
Genius

Genius

7.5
2016
New York was in the early 20th century. Max Perkins was the first person to sign Ernest Hemingway. Scott Fitzgerald is a writer. Perkins thinks he has found a literary genius when he finds a 1,000-pag...

2015.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Late Show with James Corden

9
2015
Craig Ferguson will not be on The Late Late Show. The show interviews people. James Corden is the host.
Equals

Equals

6
2015
A love story is set in a world where emotions have been eradicated.
Between a Frock and a Hard Place

Between a Frock and a Hard Place

2015
The story behind one of the world's most loved films is about three unlikely Australian hero-(ine)s daring to step up from the shadows in their shimmering sequined glory and be counted. It is the stor...
Results

Results

2015
The lives of two personal trainers are disrupted by the actions of a wealthy client.
Holding the Man

Holding the Man

5
2015
Teenagers at their all-boys high school made Tim and John fall in love. The rugby team had two captains, John and Tim. The only problem that love can't solve is the one that tried to destroy them.

2014.

3 Movies
The Rover

The Rover

10
2014
10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
Something Elemental: Making 'The Rover'

Something Elemental: Making 'The Rover'

2014
Behind the scenes look at David Michôd's 2014 film 'The Rover'.
Jack Irish: Dead Point

Jack Irish: Dead Point

6
2014
Jack Irish is thrown into a world of club owners, drug dealers and killers when he is hired by a judge to find a red book.

2013.

4 Movies
Breathe In

Breathe In

1
2013
When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.
Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

6.19
2013
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a terrorist called the Mandarin, he begins an odyssey of rebuilding and revenge.
Iron Man 3 Unmasked

Iron Man 3 Unmasked

2013
The making of Iron Man 3.
Hateship Loveship

Hateship Loveship

5.67
2013
A father who is recovering from an addiction is in a romantic relationship with his nanny.

2012.

6 Movies
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus

The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus

2012
An in-depth documentary on the making of "Prometheus," featuring cast and crew interviews, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage. The Collector's Edition set has four discs.
Prometheus

Prometheus

5.88
2012
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind, leading them on a journey to the dark corners of the universe. There is a battle to save the future of the human race.
Lawless

Lawless

7.33
2012
In Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is in danger of being taken over by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Lockout

Lockout

4.33
2012
In the near future, Lockout follows a wrongly convicted ex-government agent who has only one chance at freedom, and that is to save the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space max...
Jack Irish: Black Tide

Jack Irish: Black Tide

6
2012
Jack Irish has a lot of friends, but not many family members. His wife was murdered by an ex-client, and his father is a fading photo on the pubs football wall of fame. Jack is willing to help in the ...
Jack Irish: Bad Debts

Jack Irish: Bad Debts

6
2012
Jack Irish is getting his life back on track. The complete man is a former criminal lawyer who now works as an investigator, debt collector, and sometimes lover. Jack knows how to find people who are ...

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
33 Postcards

33 Postcards

2011
Dean Randall has sponsored a young Chinese orphan for many years, when she arrives in Australia to thank him, their lives are changed forever.
TV
Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

6
2011
During the Great Depression, an overprotective, self-sacrificing mother is separated from her husband, opening a restaurant of her own and falling in love with a man, all while trying to earn her daug...
Seeking Justice

Seeking Justice

6
2011
A husband hires a group of people to help him settle a score after his wife is attacked.

2010.

3 Movies
Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

4.33
2010
Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watch of his doting grandmother, Smurf. J believes that he is a player in this world. But, as he discover...
The King's Speech

The King's Speech

6.93
2010
The story of the man who became King George VI is told in The King's Speech. George assumed the throne after his brother abdicated. Lionel Logue is a speech therapist who works with people with stutte...
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

6.8
2010
A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home that want to claim her as their own.

2009.

2 Movies
In Her Skin

In Her Skin

2009
The story of a girl who went missing.
The Road

The Road

6.38
2009
A father and son walk alone. The landscape is ravaged with ash on the wind and water. When the snow falls, it is gray because it is cold enough to crack stones. The sky is not bright. They don't know ...

2008.

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

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

2008
Director Curtis Hanson and his cast and crew discuss the arduous but rewarding process of creating a modern classic.
Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of 'L.A. Confidential'

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

2008
Curtis Hanson and his behind-the-scenes collaborators reveal the secrets of bringing 1950s Los Angeles to life in unforgettable style.
Traitor

Traitor

5
2008
All of the clues seem to lead back to the U.S. when FBI agent Roy Clayton leads the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy. The Special Operations officer is Samir Horn.
Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

6.4
2008
A down-on-his-luck man named Skeeter Bronson is always telling stories to his niece and nephew. When the stories he makes up for entertainment turn into reality, his life is turned upside down. Now th...
Winged Creatures

Winged Creatures

2008
A man opens fire in a diner, killing many people before killing himself. A doctor doubts his own instincts and uses an experimental medical procedure on his wife, while a gambler believes he's on a lu...
The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

5.57
2008
Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly ...

2007.

1 Movie
Death Defying Acts

Death Defying Acts

2007
Harry Houdini had an affair with a psychic on a tour of Britain in the late 19th century.

2006.

2 Movies
Factory Girl

Factory Girl

2006
In the 1960's, a wealthy woman met an artist. She becomes Warhol's muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a charismatic mus...
First Snow

First Snow

2006
A man is sent into a tailspin.

2005.

1 Movie
The Proposition

The Proposition

4
2005
The movie follows a series of events after the rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley gives Charlie Burns 9 days to kill his olde...

2004.

1 Movie
Two Brothers

Two Brothers

9
2004
Two tigers are separated ascubs and taken into captivity, only to be returned to each other as enemies byPearce, who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

2003.

1 TV show
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is a late-night talk show on ABC.

2002.

4 Movies
The Hard Word

The Hard Word

2002
Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and greed rear-...
The Time Machine

The Time Machine

5.7
2002
A 19th century inventor travels 800,000 years into the future to try to change the events of the past, but ends up finding mankind divided into two warring races.
Till Human Voices Wake Us

Till Human Voices Wake Us

2002
Silvy and Sam are close to each other. As they watch a falling star while floating on their backs in a lake, Sylvy disappears from his side. She can't be found under the water. Sam returns to bury his...
The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

9
2002
When Fernand deceives him, his life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered. After 13 years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow prisoner and plots his revenge, insinuat...

2001.

2 TV shows
TV
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

2001
Jonathan Ross's take on current topics of conversation, guest interviews and live music from both a guest music group and the house band.
TV
Richard & Judy

Richard & Judy

8
2001
Richard & Judy was a British chat show presented by the married couple Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan. The show originally aired on Channel 4, from 2001 to 2008, but later moved to digital chan...

2000.

2 Movies
Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement

5.75
2000
Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
Memento

Memento

7.66
2000
Leonard is looking for the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife's killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare form of short-term memory loss. Leona...

1999.

2 Movies
A Slipping Down Life

A Slipping Down Life

1999
A woman is obsessed with a singer from North Carolina.
Ravenous

Ravenous

5.3
1999
Fort Spencer is a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier. John is looking into the matter. The frontiersman was wounded by the U.S. after arriving at his new post. The train was murdered by its s...

1998.

1 Movie
Woundings

Woundings

1998
A government program is trying to get women to go to a remote island to be companions to war-scarred soldiers.

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

5.1
1997
There are three detectives in L.A. The police force of the 1950s used different methods to investigate the deaths of patrons at a diner.

1996.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Dating the Enemy

Dating the Enemy

1996
A neat television host and a messy science journalist. Two very different people are nose diving to get the chance to experience life in their partner's shoes when they wake up in the morning. Valuabl...
TV
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

5.67
1996
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are tackled by The World's Fakest News Team.

1994.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Man from Snowy River

The Man from Snowy River

1994
The Man from Snowy River is an Australian television series based on Banjo Paterson's poem "The Man from Snowy River". Released in Australia as Banjo Paterson's The Man from Snowy River, the series wa...
TV
Halifax f.p.

Halifax f.p.

1994
Halifax f.p. is an Australian television crime series produced by Nine Network from 1994 to 2002. The series stars Rebecca Gibney as Doctor Jane Halifax, a forensic psychiatrist investigating cases in...
Ladies Please!

Ladies Please!

1994
"Ladies Please" is a rare and stimulating insight into the bohemian world that is drag and into the professional and personal lives of three of its most innovative drag performers, Cindy Pastel, Stryk...
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

7
1994
Two drag queens and a trans woman perform at a resort in Alice Springs, a town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of er...

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Flynn

Flynn

1993
Errol Flynn's early life is the subject of a biographical movie.
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...

1991.

1 Movie
Hunting

Hunting

1991
Two people are in the same city.

1990.

1 Movie
Heaven Tonight

Heaven Tonight

1990
A father and son are at odds. The father is the leader of a band that made rock-music in the 60s but his son is a star of techno-pop music.

1985.

1 TV show
TV
Neighbours

Neighbours

9
1985
There is a soap opera in Australia. The storylines concern the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in a fictional suburb. The Lassiters complex is made up of the residents ...

Unknown Year.

6 Movies
The Peter Weyland Files: TED Conference, 2023

The Peter Weyland Files: TED Conference, 2023

Peter Weyland gave a darkly inspiring TED Talk.
Blacklight

Blacklight

Travis Block, a shadowy Government agent who specializes in removing operatives whose covers have been exposed, uncovers a deadly conspiracy within his own ranks that reaches the highest echelons of p...
Easter Rising

Easter Rising

A film by a director. Set in Ireland, and starring Guy Pearce (Memento, LA Confidential) as Padraig Pearse, Easter Rising centers around Ireland's pivotal 1916 Easter Rising and has been described as ...
Memory

Memory

An assassin who refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organization becomes a target and must go on the hunt for those who want him dead.
Back to the Outback

Back to the Outback

Tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans stare at them like they are monsters, a ragtag group of Australia's deadliest creatures plot an escape from their zoo to the Outback, a place wher...
Poor Boy

Poor Boy

Seven years after the death of Danny, a little boy announces on his seventh birthday that he is a stranger.
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