Guy Edward Pearce is an English-born 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 Hurt Locker (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.