GUY PEARCE Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Born in Cambridgeshire England, in 1967, Guy Pearce immigrated to Australia to live in Geelong, Victoria, with his family when he was three years old. Five years later, his father, a New Zealand pilot, died in a plane crash leaving his English school teacher mother to care for him and his older sister Tracey. Even as a youngster, Guy seemed to have a clear udea of what he would end up doing in his life, shunning subjects like math and science in favor of art and music. Guy joined local theatrical groups at the age of eleven, where he appeared in amateur theatre productions of The King and I, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz. Guy got into body building in his early teens as a way of dealing with his insecurities about himself and his naturally thin body. At the age of fifteen or sixteen, he won the “Mr. Junior Victoria” body building competition. Just two days after his final highschool exam in 1985, Guy started his four year stint as hunky student turned turned teacher Mike Young on the popular Aussie soap Neighbours which helped turn him into a major teen idol.


After his television successes in such Australian TV programs as Neighbours, Home and Away, and Man From Snowy River, Guy has since carved himself an illustrious film career which includes a contemporary rock drama Heaven Tonight, a comical romantic fantasy Dating the Enemy; portraying a young Errol Flynn in Flynn. Most recently he has amazed film critics and audiences alike with his magnificent performances in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, L.A. Confidential, Ravenous, and his most memorable role to date as the short-term memory impaired Leonard in Memento. Next to acting, Guy has had a life long passion for music. In addition to singing and playing the guitar, saxaphone, and piano, he has written hundreds of songs, including several that were featured in the movie The hunting. Guy likes to keep his private life very private. In March of 1997, he married his childhood sweetheart Kate Mestitz in a quiet & lovely cermony with close family & friends. Guy & his wife make their home in Australia where they love to tend to their garden and their pets: cats Dudley and Gabriel and an African hunting dog named Zelda.