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Guy Pearce Bio, The Clearing, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, Net Worth

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Guy Pearce Biography

Guy Pearce is an Australian actor who is best known for his roles in the films, The Road, The Hurt Locker, and The King’s Speech. He will star in the upcoming psychological thriller series, The Clearing as Dr Bryce Latham. The series premieres on 24th May 2023 on Disney+ and Hulu.

Photo of Guy Pearce
Photo of Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce Height

Pearce stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 10¼ inches.

Guy Pearce Age

Pearce is 56 years old. He was born Guy Edward Pearce on 5th October 1967 in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Personal Life

Guy Pearce Family and Relatives

Pearce was born to Margaret Anne Cocking (née Pickering) and Stuart Graham Pearce in Cambridgeshire, England, UK. Stuart, his father, was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to English and Scottish parents. He worked as a Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot and RAF test pilot.

Margaret, his mother, was born to English parents. She worked as an English schoolteacher. At the age of 3, Pearce’s family relocated to Geelong, Victoria, Australia. When he was 8, his father passed away as a result of an aircraft accident. Pearce has an elder sister named Tracy. However, we will update this information once it’s publicly available.

Guy Pearce Spouse and Children

Pearce is in a relationship with Dutch actress, Carice van Houten. In August 2016, they had a son. He is 7 years old. Previously, he had tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart and psychologist Kate Mestitz in March 1997. After their 18-year marriage, they divorced in October 2015. Nonetheless, we will update this information when details regarding it are available to the public

Guy Pearce Education

Pearce attended Geelong College where he served as a member of the Geelong Society of Dramatic Arts (GSODA) Junior Players. While there, he appeared in a Victorian Vice Chancellor-funded film, Life and Study at University as a 21-year-old student(Pearce was 17 years old at the time).

Professional Life

Guy Pearce Net Worth

Pearce has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful acting career.

Guy Pearce Career

Pearce stars in the upcoming psychological thriller series, The Clearing as Dr. Bryce Latham. The series premieres on 24th May 2023 on Disney+ and Hulu. He started his career playing the role of Mike Young in the series, Neighbours.

For his performance in The Adventures of Priscilla and Queen of the Desert, he received international recognition. Next, he starred in Confidential, Memento, and The Time Machine. Additionally, he starred in Prometheus, Marvel’s Iron Man 3, Alien: Covenant, and Mary Queen of Scots.

Further, he starred in The Proposition, Animal Kingdom, 33 Postcards, The Rover, Holding the Man, and The Wizards of Aus. Since 2012, he played the lead role in the TV adaptations of the Jack Irish stories. In 2011, he starred in Mildred Pierce. Also, he appeared in HBO’s Mare of Easttown.

For his performance in Mildred Pierce, he attained a Primetime Emmy Award and received many award nominations counting Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and an Australian Academy Film Award.

After a 7 year hiatus on stage, he returned in 2009 and performed in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Poor Boy. The Hurt Locker and The King’s Speech obtained the Academy Award for Best Picture. Thus, Pearce became the first actor to star in back-to-back Best Picture winners since Michael Peña.

IndieWire named him one of the best actors who hasn’t received an Academy Award nomination. He supports charitable organizations uniquely those linked to habitat preservation and animal conservation. Also, he supports the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Music

Pearce made an appearance in Razorlight’s video for “Before I Fall to Pieces” and in Silverchair’s music video for “Across the Night.” Further, he recorded a soundtrack for A Slipping-Down Life where he played the guitar and sang on cover versions of songs by Vic Chesnutt, Ron Sexsmith, and Robyn Hitchcock.

In 2014, he released his initial album dubbed Broken Bones. Further, he released his second album dubbed The Nomad in 2018. He made an appearance in the song, “Follow Me Around” by Radiohead.

Guy Pearce The Clearing

Pearce stars in the upcoming psychological thriller series, The Clearing as Dr. Bryce Latham. The series premieres on 24th May 2023 on Disney+ and Hulu. Inspired by the sordid story of a real-life cult(The Family) with a female leader, the film follows a woman forced to face the past to prevent a cult from abducting children. Pearce will star alongside his fellow actors and actresses

  • Miranda Otto
  • Teressa Palmer
  • Julia Savage
  • Miah Madden
  • Doris Younane
  • Erroll Shand
  • Harry Greenwood
  • Mark Coles Smith
  • Anna Lise Phillips
  • Hazem Shammas
  • Kate Mulvany
  • Xavier Samuel
  • Claudia Karvan
  • Miah Madden
  • Gary Sweet

Guy Pearce Bodybuilding

Pearce served as a competitive amateur bodybuilder at the age of 16. As a result, he won the title of Junior Mr. Victoria.

Guy Pearce Neighbours

Pearce started his career playing the role of Mike Young in the series, Neighbours in 1986 for 3 years. Later, he recurred his role in 2022 for the program’s final episode. Further, he appeared in a documentary that celebrated the film’s 3-decade anniversary, Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite. At the time of shooing the film, he resided in Box Hill North, Victoria.

Guy Pearce Iron Man 3

In 2013, Pearce starred in Marvel’s Iron Man 3 as the villain and brilliant scientist, Aldrich Killian. After pitching his A.I.M. idea which was rejected by Tony Stark, he swore revenge. Over the years, he and Maya Hansen, conduct research using A.I.M. and develop the Extremis virus. The virus gives superhuman powers but ultimately causes its users to explode. Using this, Killan plants terrorists injected with the virus to take his revenge.

Guy Pearce L.A Confidential

Pearce starred as Detective Lieutenant Edmund”Shotgun Ed” Exley in the crime film, L.A. Confidential in 1997. Edmund is a sergeant working for the Los Angeles, LAPD in 1953 and the son of the well-known detective, Preston Exley. With a determination to live up to his father’s reputation, he testifies against corrupt officers involved in the “Bloody Christmas” case in exchange for promotion to Detective Lieutenant. He does this despite the advice not to from the precinct captain, Dudley Smith. Also, his father was murdered by an unknown killer Edmund dubbed “Rollo Tomasi.” The film shadows the story of 3 LAPD officers in 1953 and the crossing of police corruption and Hollywood celebrity.

Guy Pearce Memento

In 2000, he starred as a previous insurance investigator, Leonard Shelby in the psychological thriller, Memento. Shelby suffers from anterograde amnesia resulting in short-term memory loss and the inability to form new memories. The film follows him as he tries to find the men who raped and killed his wife, Catherine. Due to his condition, he uses Polaroid photographs, handwritten notes, and tattoos to trace information he won’t recall.

Guy Pearce Drag/The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Pearce starred as a drag queen(Adam Whitely/Felicia Jollygoodfellow) in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 1994. Adam is an obnoxious and vibrant drag queen who uses the drag pseudonym Felicia Jollygoodfellow. He alongside transgender, Bernadette Bassenger and drag queen, Anthony “Tick” Belrose/Mitzi Del Bra go on a four-week run at the casino in a large tour bus. Adam named the bus “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” His role served as his big film breakthrough.

Upcoming Works

Pearce has four upcoming works i.e.

  • The Convert playing the role of a preacher at a British settlement caught up in a vicious war between Maori tribes in 1830s New Zealand, Thomas Munro
  • Sunrise playing the role of Reynolds
  • The Brutalist playing the role of Harrison Lee Van Buren
  • The Shrouds

Notable Works

Guy Pearce-The Road

In 2009, Pearce starred as a Veteran in the post-apocalyptic survival film, The Road. The veteran is a father wandering with his family.

Guy Pearce-The Hurt Locker

Pearce starred as Staff Sergeant Matt Thompson in the war thriller, The Hurt Locker. Thompson is the staff team leader of the U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team during the Iraq War. He is killed when a man with a cell phone triggers the charge of a devised explosive device.

Guy Pearce-The King’s Speech

In 2010, Pearce starred as David in the historical drama, The King’s Speech. David is the Prince of Wales and the eldest son of George V who ascends the throne after the king’s death in 1936. David becomes King Edward VII.

Guy Pearce Other Films and TV Shows/ Movie List

During his career, Pearce has starred in a number of films and TV shows such as

  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert(1994)
  • Dating the Enemy(1996)
  • Two Brothers(2004)
  • Bedtime Stories(2008)
  • The Wizards of Aus(2016)
  • When We Rise(2017)
  • The Innocents(2018)
  • A Christmas Carol(2019)
  • Bloodshot(2020)
  • The Infernal Machine(2022)

Guy Pearce Social Media

Pearce has active social media platforms i.e. Facebook and Twitter. He has a following of 4.4K on Facebook and a following of 77K on Twitter.