Guy Pearce Biography
Guy Pearce (Guy Edward Pearce) is an Australian actor born on 5th October 1967 in Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. He is popularly known for his role as Mike Young in the Australian television series ‘Neighbours’.
His mother Anne Pearce (born 1940), was from County Durham, England; she was a schoolteacher specialising in needlework and home economics. His father, Stuart Pearce (1932–1976), was a New Zealand-born RAF Squadron leader and a Hawker Siddeley Harrier test pilot. His father died in
accident at Avalon Airport while taking off in an extended-range version of the GAF Nomad.
Guy Pearce attended Geelong College, a local private school, 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 also took part in fencing. He lived in Box Hill North, Victoria in the late 1980s while working on the Australian drama series Neighbours.
Guy Pearce Age
- He was born on 5th October 1967 in Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
Guy Pearce Career
Guy Pearce started his career in theatre productions. At the age of 17 he landed his first film role; a part in “Life and Study at University”, a promotion for university study produced and directed by Peter Lane of Deakin University.
In 1985 Guy Pearce made his television debut when he was cast in the Australian soap opera ‘Neighbours’ as Mike Young. He also had roles in other television series such as Home and Away (1988) and Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1993).
The director/producer/writer Frank Howson cast Guy Pearce in his first three films, Heaven Tonight, Hunting, and Flynn, and paid for him to go to the Cannes Film Festival in 1991 for the premiere of the Howson-directed Hunting. The accompanying Howson-funded publicity campaign brought Guy Pearce to the attention of the international film industry. He made his first major film breakthrough shortly after, with his role as a drag queen in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 1994.
Guy Pearce portrayed pop artist Andy Warhol in Factory Girl and Harry Houdini in Death Defying Acts. He also appeared in The Road and in Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler.
In January 2009, Guy Pearce returned to the stage after a seven-year absence. He performed in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Poor Boy, a play with music, co-written by Matt Cameron and Tim Finn.
In 2010, he appeared as David Prince of Wales, who became King Edward VIII, in The King’s Speech. He is the eponymous lead in the Australian TV miniseries Jack Irish, an adaptation of the detective novels of author Peter Temple broadcast on the ABC network in 2012. In May 2012, Pearce was cast to star in David Michôd’s The Rover. In 2013, Pearce played the villain character Aldrich Killian in Iron Man 3.
Guy Pearce Memento
Guy Pearce played Leonard Shelby, an insurance investigator who, after being attacked by a burglar, suffered from anterograde amnesia, in Memento.
Shelby was from San Francisco, and married Catherine Shelby. The two lived together, and he would often tease her about re-reading her favourite novel. In the course of his job, Leonard was called out to investigate Sammy Jankis, who had developed short-term memory loss due to a car accident. He suspected something strange about Jankis, so ordered a doctor to carry out some conditioning tests. When these did not produce results, Leonard ruled that Jankis’s condition was mental, not physical, and he was not eligible for an insurance payout. Leonard got a promotion, but Sammy’s wife came to his office distraught, asking if there was a chance Sammy could regain his memories. Leonard told him he thought that Sammy should be physically capable of doing so – he found out later this caused Mrs Jankis to go home and trick Sammy into killing her.
Guy Pearce Album/ Guy Pearce Songs
Guy Pearce released his first ten track album Broken Bones in 2014. The album was pieced together over the last three years in collaboration with former John Butler Trio drummer Michael Barker, but this doesn’t sound like a weekend warrior project. Instead, Broken Bones, somewhat surprisingly, is an assured, confident debut.
It starts on a subdued note with the slow-building Overflow, which lays out the sort of territory the rest of the album cover: tasteful arrangements, rich harmonies, and a vaguely alt-country influence of the Wilco/Wheat variety.
- Broken Bones
- I Can Be Some Good
- Golden Heart
- Broken Bones
- Fly All The Way
- Leader Of The Land
- Someone Else
- Thank Your Lucky Stars For Light
Guy Pearce released his 2nd album ‘The Nomad’ in 2018
“‘The Nomad’ was an very personal and raw experience for me. It came as a result of my marriage ending in January of 2015. After going on the road to tour ‘Broken Bones’ in February I then started work on new material. As much as it delves into the melancholy at times it does allow for that beautiful ‘silver lining’ that keeps us going in life. It was such a joy to collaborate with my old pal Joe Henry at ‘United Recording’ in LA. What an amazing and historic studio, and working with the musicians Joe invited in was a truly inspiring and uplifting process.”
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- Cannon Ball
- Washed Up on the Shore
- His Body
- Leaving Home
- Float Away
- What Makes You Think
- The Nomad
Guy Pearce Wife
Pearce met Kate Mestitz at the age of 12 when they were both students at Geelong College in Victoria. They lost track of one another until the mid-1990s and in March 1997, they married. Kate Mestitz is a psychologist.
“Kate and I will always love and support one another, and be the best of friends. No one knows me like Kate does, and we’ll forever be appreciative of our mutual respect. We’ve both grown enormously through our relationship, but sadly, the time has come to part ways.”
Guy Pearce credited Kate for keeping him grounded. He joked that the length of their marriage was a source of entertainment for others in Hollywood.
‘People in Hollywood go, “So how long have you two been married?” and we go, “Seventeen years” and it’s like, “Oh … my … God! Really!”’ and I’m like, “Yeah”, and they’re like, “Wow!”
‘They find it astounding. Four years seems to be the Hollywood marriage.’
Guy Pearce Divorce
In October 2015 Guy Pearce confirmed that he had separated from his wife of 18 years, Katie. The actor revealed that the pair decided to part ways in January 2015, more than 30 years after their first meeting.
‘Kate and I will always love and support one another and be the best of friends.No-one knows me like Kate does, and we’ll forever be appreciative of our mutual respect. We’ve both grown enormously through our relationship, but sadly, the time has come to part ways.’
Guy Pearce Kate Mestitz Children
Guy Pearce and Kate Mestitz had no children, during an interview Guy Pearce had said that he needed no children.
‘I don’t even need them. There are enough babies in the world. Besides, I don’t think I would be good for babies, I’d be on and off. I think they need more consistent affection than I would be able to give. I believe you need to have a level of emotional consistency when you raise a child and I don’t know that I have that.It would be unfair to inflict that on a child.’
In 2012 during an interview with the Daily Telegraph about the idea of children and revealed.
‘I’m not consistent enough to be a parent – I blow too hot and cold.I completely acknowledge that having kids has got to be one of the most incredible things in the world, but it’s also really hard work.’
Guy Pearce and Carice Van Houten/ Guy Pearce Girlfriend
In 2015 Guy Pearce began dating Carice Van Houten, a Dutch actress and singer. In 2016 she gave birth to their first child, a son, Monte Pearce.
Guy Pearce Networth
- Guy Pearce has an estimated net worth of $16 million
Guy Pearce Baby/ Guy Pearce Children
In August 2016 Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten welcomed their baby boy, Monte. The couple announced the birth of their baby via Twitter last summer, with Guy posting: ‘A cute little package arrived and told us his name’s Monte Pearce. We think we’re gonna keep him. Placenta smoothie anyone?’
Tagging his partner in the up-beat tweet, Carice then responded with a slew of cute baby emojis.
Guy Pearce Movies
- 1990: Heaven Tonight as Paul Dysart
- 1991: Hunting as Sharp
- 1994: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert asAdam Whitely/Felicia Jollygoodfellow
- 1996: Dating the Enemy as Brett
- 1997: Flynn as Errol Flynn
- 1997: L.A. Confidential as Ed Exley
- 1998: Brand New World as Jimmy Compton
- 1999: Ravenous as Capt. John Boyd
- 1999: A Slipping-Down Life as Drumstrings Casey
- 2000: Rules of Engagement as Maj. Mark Biggs
- 2000: Memento as Leonard Shelby
- 2002: The Hard Word as Dale
- 2002: The Time Machine as Alexander Hartdegen
- 2002: The Count of Monte Cristo as Fernand Mondego
- 2002: Till Human Voices Wake Us as Dr. Sam Franks
- 2004: Two Brothers as Aidan McRory
- 2005: The Proposition as Charlie Burns
- 2006: First Snow as Jimmy Starks
- 2006: Factory Girl as Andy Warhol
- 2008: Death Defying Acts as Harry Houdini
- 2008: Winged Creatures as Dr. Bruce Laraby
- 2008: Traitor as Roy Clayton
- 2008: Bedtime Stories as Kendall
- 2009: In Her Skin as Mr. Barber
- 2009: The Road as The Veteran
- 2009: The Hurt Locker as Staff Sergeant. Matt Thompson
- 2010: The King’s Speech as King Edward VIII
- 2010: Animal Kingdom as Det. Nathan Leckie
- 2011: 33 Postcards as Dean Randall
- 2011: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark as Alex Hirst
- 2011: Seeking Justice as Simon
- 2012: Lockout as Marion Snow
- 2012: TED 2023 as Peter Weyland
- 2012: Prometheus as Peter Weyland
- 2012: Lawless as Charley Rakes
- 2013: Breathe In as Keith Reynolds
- 2013: Iron Man 3 as Aldrich Killian
- 2013: Hateship, Loveship as Ken Gaudette
- 2014: The Rover as Eric
- 2015: Results as Trevor
- 2015: Holding the Man as Dick Conigrave
- 2015: Lorne as Lorne
- 2015: Equals as Jonas
- 2016: Genius as F. Scott Fitzgerald
- 2016: Brimstone as The Reverend
- 2017: Alien: Covenant as Peter Weyland
- 2018: Swinging Safari as Keith Hall
- 2018: The Catcher Was a Spy as Robert Furman
- 2018: Spinning Man as Evan Birch
- 2018: Domino
- 2018: Mary Queen of Scots
Guy Pearce TV Shows
- 1986–89: Neighbours as Mike Young
- 1991: Home and Away as David Croft
- 1994–96: Snowy River: The McGregor Saga as Rob McGregor
- 1997: The Devil Game as Michael
- 1997: Halifax f.p: Deja Vu as Daniel & Richard Viney
- 2011: Mildred Pierce as Monty Beragon
- 2012: Jack Irish: Bad Debts as Jack Irish
- 2014: Sean Saves the World as Liam Stone
- 2014: Jack Irish: Dead Point as Jack Irish
- 2015: Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite as Himself (Documentary)
- 2015: Between a Frock and a Hard Place as Himself (Documentary)
- 2016: Jack Irish as Jack Irish
- 2016: The Wizards of Aus as Morgan Wright
- 2017: When We Rise as Cleve Jones
Guy Pearce Tattoos
Guy Pearce Twitter
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Guy Pearce News
‘I regret making it public’: Guy Pearce clarifies Kevin Spacey ‘handsy’ comments
Guy Pearce says he regrets his comments on Andrew Denton’s show Interview, where he labelled Kevin Spacey as “handsy” and said he was “thankful he was 29 and not 14” when he worked with him.
The Australian actor did not detail any specific incident, but noted he had a “slightly difficult time with Kevin” and that it was a “tough one to talk about at the moment”.
While speaking with Andrew Denton on Seven’s Interview, Guy Pearce hinted at an uncomfortable working environment on the film LA Confidential with disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.
Pearce told Fairfax Media he wished to clarify his comments regarding Spacey and that while he was not sexually assaulted, he was made to feel uncomfortable.
Pearce worked with Spacey in the 1997 film LA Confidential.
“I very much understand that it’s too sensitive a topic to be brushed off,” he said in a statement.
“I addressed and handled the situation when it took place, hence my regret at making it public now.”
Pearce’s comment seems to be a direct reference to shocking allegations of sexual assault that were made against Spacey last year.
In October, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexual misconduct that took place in 1986, when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was just 14.
At the time, Spacey took to social media to come out as gay and said he was “beyond horrified” to hear Rapp’s story, also insisting that he had no recollection of the events.
Many considered Spacey’s coming out to be a diversionary tactic, and he has become a scarce figure in Hollywood in the aftermath. Charges against him are being reviewed by prosecutors in Los Angeles.
Guy Pearce Interview
If Guy Pearce could give up acting to make music full time he would, but he’s got bills to pay. As one of Australia’s biggest screen stars, he calls Melbourne home, keeps an apartment in Los Angeles and describes Amsterdam – where he lives with his partner, Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten, and their 20-month-old son Monte – as his new spiritual centre. He’s about as anti-Hollywood as it gets – there’s no inflated ego or chip on the shoulder. And if his second studio album The Nomad is anything to go by, he’s a bloke in touch with his emotions.
In 2016, two major life events shook his foundations to the core. Guy Pearce split from his psychologist wife of 18 years Kate Mestitz [they met at age 12 as students at Geelong College] and he welcomed the arrival of his first child in a new relationship with Van Houten. Amid the drama, childhood memories of losing his father in a plane crash began to surface.
Guy Pearce, who aligns with Buddhism, sought help from a therapist to manage his long-buried feelings about the loss and becoming a father himself. “It’s been one hell of a ride,” he reflects. “I remember the turning point well. I had just finished filming a TV series in Canada, flew back to Australia to do one scene in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant in July and then to LA to record The Nomad. A couple of weeks after that I’m in Amsterdam and welcoming my new baby in August,” he recalls.
Guy Pearce says his therapist told him that nothing would teach him about his own father as much as the little boy he was about to raise. “She was absolutely right,” he says. “When I look at him in my arms, I don’t sit there trying to work out who my Dad is anymore, I just feel what my Dad must have felt when he had me. I get to experience what he experienced. I look at it from a different point of view rather than trying to talk to relatives to figure it out. I am happy with that and it’s much more profound.”
After a stint in television, it was his iconic role in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert that put him on the international radar. Guy Pearce went from boy next door to drag queen, then played a hero, a villain, and a musician in the space of a decade. LA Confidential was his Hollywood debut in 1997, then Memento in 2000 and Nick Cave’s adaptation of The Proposition in 2005.
I’m sure I have pissed people off along the way, made enemies and f—ed up. I have let people down and am as human as anyone else.
“I feel I have spent my whole career constantly battling to not be swayed,” Pearce says. “It’s easy to be influenced by other people’s projections and it’s one of the things I am amazed by in life. People are constantly trying to project their shit onto you whether that’s in a work sense or in a conversation … I’m constantly thinking, why do people feel the need to grab hold of you and suck the oxygen out of the room? I get agitated by that attitude.”
Since then he’s appeared in blockbusters such as Iron Man 3 and Oscar winners such as The King’s Speech, but it’s clear that Pearce only does what feels right. In February, he was back in Melbourne filming the second series of crime drama Jack Irish for the ABC based on the detective novels by Peter Temple.
“Playing an Australian character means I don’t have to work that hard to find subtleties and nuances because it’s in our blood … If I’m playing an American or Dutch character – as I’m about to start doing – everything I do has to be researched, constructed and put together and I have to present it all like I haven’t done that work. So yeah there’s a lazy, patriotic and nostalgic part of me that loves working at home.”
Just like the characters Guy Pearce plays on screen, there’s a restrained elegance to The Nomad.
Recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer [and Madonna’s brother-in-law] Joe Henry, it’s a departure from his 2014 debut Broken Bones, which was partly recorded at Neil Finn’s Roundhouse Studio in New Zealand.
“The Nomad is much more personal and painful than anything I’ve written,” he says. “I didn’t want the album to be depressing, but there was some serious stuff I needed to clear out. Kate and I had been together for a long time and as sad as it was, I realised it was time to move on. I didn’t write this in a pit of depression, there was light at the end of the tunnel.”
Does he have any career regrets? “I look back now and think I did some films for a good career move or the money and others because it might have been good for my image,” he says. “There comes a point you realise you’re not here for the right reasons. It’s okay to be the one who speaks up and says I don’t want this. I’m sure I have pissed people off along the way, made enemies and f—ed up. I have let people down and am as human as anyone else. I have done things in my life and career I thought were right and pulled out and people get pissed off but I always apologised and explained why.”
His close relationship with his mother, who now lives in a Point Lonsdale nursing home with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, is one of the reasons he never wanted to fully commit to a life in the US. His sister Tracey has an intellectual disability and also in special care in Geelong.
“I always felt a need to be close to my mother and sister and I still do. While I can’t care for them full time I like to know I can see them more frequently when I’m in Australia,” he admits. “I’ve come back home Christmas the past two years and Carice and I took Monte to visit Mum. Seeing her lose her faculties while my son is gaining his is quite emotional – the cycle of life unfolding before my eyes.”
Since becoming a father he’s thought a lot more about the absence of his own. “I think I understand more about that loss as I get older,” he says. “I was too young to understand what it meant. Whatever Mum wanted me to do as far as bucking up and carrying on, I did it.”
For now, he’s happy to play the family man with a suitcase in hand. “LA has taken a bit of a back seat and I’m okay with that,” he says. “I only go there if I need to look for work or follow up on meetings … I’d much rather be in Melbourne and now Amsterdam is more likely where you’ll find me.”
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