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Guy Pearce

Actor Date of birth 5th October 1967
Place of birth Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Year of debut 1990
First feature film Friday On My Mind
Biography

At the age of three, Guy Pearce and his family left England and emigrated to Australia. Growing, up he was an active member of local community theatre groups. As a teenager, he took up bodybuilding and entered numerous youth competitions. He first gained recognition in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. After four years on the series, he moved into movies with homegrown films including Heaven Tonight and Flynn. He has since found fame in US movies such as Memento and LA Confidential.

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Guy Pearce's films

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Packshot for the film The King's Speech
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
113 Mins
Released
2010

Oscar-winning true story about King George VI's (Colin Firth) struggle to overcome a speech impediment. Contains strong language in a speech therapy context.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Bedtime Stories
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
95 Mins
Released
2008

Adam Sandler realises that the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew are coming to life. Mild language and slapstick violence. One scene of flash photography.

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Packshot for the film Lawless
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
111 Mins
Released
2012

Three brothers (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke) become feared gangsters. With Gary Oldman. Strong violence with gore, scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.

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Packshot for the film Memento
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
109 Mins
Released
2000

Directed by Christopher Nolan. An amnesiac (Guy Pearce) seeks revenge for his wife's murder. Strong language and violence.

Rent for £2.50

Did you know?

  • Guy Pearce's father was born in New Zealand and he was an RAF pilot. He died in a plane crash when Guy was eight years old.
  • In March 1997, he married his childhood sweetheart, Kate Mestitz.
  • He won the bodybuilding title of Mr. Junior Victoria.
  • He admitted to feeling guilty about the fame he receives because his sister, who was born with Down's Syndrome, will never get the same opportunities.
  • He has appeared in music videos for bands including Razorlight and Silverchair.