Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star in gritty first trailer for 'The Rover'

Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star in gritty first trailer for 'The Rover'

SYDNEY, April 17 (UPI) -- Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star in a gritty first trailer for "The Rover," a new film from "Animal Kingdom" director David Michôd.
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'Homeland' wins big at Golden Globes

'Homeland' wins big at Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Showtime's "Homeland" was named Best Drama Series and its star Claire Danes Best Actress at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.
New shows dominate Golden Globe nods

New shows dominate Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "American Horror Story," "Boardwalk Empire," "Boss," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" were nominated for the Best Drama Series Golden Globe in Los Angeles.

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'Mildred Pierce,' 'Downton Abbey' win multiple Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- "Mad Men" was named Outstanding Drama Series for a fourth consecutive year at the Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles.
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'Hurt Locker' wins top Gotham Awards

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- "The Hurt Locker" earned the prizes for best feature and best ensemble performance at the 19th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York Monday night.
Pearce, Cage set for New Orleans thriller

Pearce, Cage set for New Orleans thriller

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- British-born actor Guy Pearce is to co-star with Nicolas Cage and January Jones in the upcoming thriller "Hungry Rabbit Jumps," sources told Variety.
'Fragments' set for release in N.Y., LA

'Fragments' set for release in N.Y., LA

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Peace Arch Entertainment has announced plans to release "Fragments," the film adaptation of Roy Freirich's novel "Winged Creatures," theatrically in New York.

Tighter U.S. border sends smugglers north

SAN DIEGO, July 18 (UPI) -- More Mexican drug smugglers and illegal immigrants are slipping into the United States by boat north of San Diego, customs authorities say.
'Queen of the Desert' heading to Broadway

'Queen of the Desert' heading to Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The wildly popular Australian stage musical "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" is heading to Broadway, show representatives said.

Mena Suvari in 'Day of the Dead' remake

HOLLYWOOD, July 13 (UPI) -- "American Beauty" temptress Mena Suvari is starring in the remake of the 1985 Hollywood film, "Day of the Dead," about zombies overtaking the military.

Zeta-Jones sought for Houdini biopic

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is reportedly in talks to star as Harry Houdini's lover in the indie film "Death Defying Acts."

Lou Reed disses 'Factory Girl'

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rock icon Lou Reed says the script for "Factory Girl," a film starring Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick, is disgusting and foul.

Guy Pearce to play Houdini in British film

LONDON, July 22 (UPI) -- British actor Guy Pearce has been tapped as magician Harry Houdini for Gillian Armstrong's "Death Defying Acts."

Analysis: 'Fahrenheit 9/11' has a date

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- "Fahrenheit 9/11" has a U.S. release date, June 25, that presents both challenges and opportunities for Michael Moore and the consortium of companies that will
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Guy Pearce

Guy Edward Pearce (born 5 October 1967) is an English-born Australian actor and musician, known for his roles as Leonard Shelby in Christopher Nolan's Memento, Lieutenant Ed Exley in the film L.A. Confidential, a drag queen in the cult film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Mike Young in the popular Australian television series Neighbours and King Edward VIII ("David") in the 2010 Best Picture Oscar winner The King's Speech.

Pearce was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire. His mother, Anne Cocking (née Pickering), was a County Durham-born schoolteacher specialising in needlework and home economics, and his father, Stuart Pearce, was a New Zealand-born air force test pilot who died when Pearce was nine. When he was three years old, Pearce moved to Geelong, Australia, where his mother ran a deer farm. He attended The Geelong College, a local private school, and was a member of the GSODA Junior Players. From ages 15 to 22, he was a competitive amateur bodybuilder, leading to the title of Junior Mr. Victoria. He also partook in fencing. He lived in Box Hill North, Victoria in the late 1980s while working on the Australian drama series Neighbours.

Pearce starred in several theatre productions when he was young, and graduated to television when he was cast in the Australian soap opera Neighbours in 1985, playing the role of Mike Young for several years. Pearce also found roles in other television series such as Home and Away (1988) and Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1993).

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