Guy Edward Pearce is an Australian actor, musician, singer and songwriter.Pearce started his career portraying Mike Young in the Australian television series Neighbours. He gained notoriety for his breakout role in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) and took starring roles in Curtis Hanson's L.A. Confidential (1997), and Christopher Nolan's Memento (2000). Pearce is known for his performances in the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road (2009), Kathryn Bigelow's war drama The Hurt Locker (2010), and Tom Hooper's historical drama The King's Speech (2010). He has recently appeared in Ridley Scott's Prometheus (2012), and Alien: Covenant (2017), the Marvel action film Iron Man 3 (2013) and the historical biopic Mary Queen of Scots (2018). In Australian cinema, he has appeared in The Proposition (2005), Animal Kingdom (2010), 33 Postcards (2011), The Rover (2014), Holding the Man (2015), The Wizards of Aus (2016) and Since 2012, he has played the title role in the TV adaptations of the Jack Irish stories by Australian crime writer Peter Temple. Pearce starred in Todd Haynes' limited series Mildred Pierce (2011), and the HBO crime miniseries Mare of Easttown both starring Kate Winslet. Pearce won a Primetime Emmy Award for Mildred Pierce and has received numerous award nominations including for a Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Australian Academy Film Award.