He hasn’t done very many historical costume movies or TV shows, and mores the pity! Guy Pearce is cute and a decent actor. He looks darn good in a cravat and period garb. His breakout role was as one of the drag queens in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), not historical, but very costumey. Pearce’s “trademark” is playing smart but arrogant characters, which is pretty hot. According to IMDB, he said: “I see myself as a cat. I grew up with such an affinity to cats. I adore the way that they think and operate.” That’s really hot! Someone call his agent and hook him up with more frock flicks, please!
Errol Flynn in My Forgotten Man (1993)
Adam / Felicia in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Ed Exley in L.A. Confidential (1997)
Fernand Mondego in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Alexander Hartdegen in The Time Machine (2002)
Andy Warhol in Factory Girl (2006)
Harry Houdini in Death Defying Acts (2007)
King Edward VIII in The King’s Speech (2010)
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Genius (2016)
Sir William Cecil in Mary, Queen of Scots (2018)
What’s your favorite of Guy Pearce’s (sadly few!) historical costume movie roles?