Guy Pearce was born in Ely, England, U.K., on October 5, 1963, but grew up in Australia. Best known for his starring role in Memento (2000), Christopher Nolan's second feature film, began his career in television, playing Mike Young, one of the stars of the famous Australian soap opera Neighbors (496 episodes 1986 - 1989). His first major film breakthrough came for the role of the drag queen Adam Whitely/Felicia Jollygoodfellow in the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994). Between the 1990s and 2000s he worked on L.A. Confidential (1997), Rules of Engagement (2000), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Factory Girl (2006), The Hurt Locker (2008), The King's Speech (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013) and Holding the Man (2015). In television among the different roles, we remember him especially as Monty Beragon alongside Kate Winslet in the miniseries Mildred Pierce (2011), thanks to which he got a Golden Globe nomination as Best Supporting Actor. In 2021 he played Richard Ryan, again with Kate Winslet, in the crime drama limited series Mare of Eastown nominated for Best Miniseries.