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GUY PEARCE (Weyland) was born in England, and raised in Australia from the age of three. Always interested in performing, with a particular talent for mimicking accents, he starred in several plays when he was young, and graduated to television when he was cast in the Australian soap opera Neighbours in 1985, playing the role of Mike Young for several years. Pearce also found roles in other television series such as Home and Away (1988) and Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1993).

Pearce's breakthrough into film came with his role as a drag queen in Stefan Elliott's Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 1994. Since then, he has appeared in many American productions including L.A. Confidential, Rules Of Engagement, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Time Machine, and notably in Christopher Nolan's Momento.

More recently, Pearce starred in the critically lauded The Proposition (2005), directed by John Hillcoat, with whom he worked again on The Road. Pearce gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of pop artist Andy Warhol in Factory Girl, played Harry Houdini in Gillian Armstrong's Death Defying Acts, and had a cameo appearance in Kathryn Bigelow's Academy Award winning The Hurt Locker.

He was seen as Edward VIII in Tom Hooper's multi-Academy Award winning The King's Speech. Pearce's recent film credits include the acclaimed crime-drama Animal Kingdom; the thriller Seeking Justice, alongside Nicolas Cage; the horror-thriller Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, produced and written by Guillermo del Toro; the drama 33 Postcards; and the sci-fi action-adventure Lockout, written by Luc Besson. Upcoming is Lawless, also starring Tom Hardy.

Pearce won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, for HBO's Mildred Pierce, for which he also received Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination. The mini-series starred Kate Winslet, and was directed by Todd Haynes.


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