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  • Guy Pearce

    Born on October 5, 1967 in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England

awards & nominations

Mildred Pierce (2011)

Guy Pearce as "Monty Beragon"

Based on the title character introduced in James M. Cain's classic 1941 novel, the five-part miniseries stars Kate Winslet as young mother Mildred Pierce, who struggles to make a new life for her and her two daughters after divorcing her husband. Searching for work during the Depression proves troublesome until Mildred meets a waitress named Ida, who works at a local diner. With Ida's help, Mildred, a talented baker, begins selling her homemade pies at the diner. Soon she is operating her own chicken and pie restaurant, and then other eateries too. But while business is booming, Mildred's personal life is not, leading to a regrettable confrontation between her and daughter Veda.

Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Emmy (Primetime) (2011) Won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

The King's Speech (2010)

Guy Pearce as "King Edward VIII"

England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Guy Pearce as "Sergeant Matt Thompson"

Staff Sgt. William James (Jeremy Renner), Sgt. J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) are members of a bomb-disposal unit in Baghdad. As their tour of duty enters its final weeks, the men face a set of increasingly hazardous situations, any of which could end their lives in an explosive instant.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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