Pearce Quigley

Pearce Quigley is a Salford born actor known for his work on films such as Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Danny Boyle's Millions, The House of Mirth and The Way Back. He is also a familiar face on TV, specifically in comedy having appeared in That Peter Kay Thing, Peter Kay's Car Share, Happiness, Rovers, and the detectorists, as well as dramas such as Three Girls, In The Dark, Cutting It, Prime Suspect 3 and Our Friends in the North. He is also a celebrated stage actor, performing at the National Theatre and the Globe.

Millions (2004)

Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Alexander Nathan Etel  •  Lewis McGibbon  •  James Nesbitt  •  Daisy Donovan

Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Alexander Nathan Etel  •  Lewis McGibbon  •  James Nesbitt  •  Daisy Donovan

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

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Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to follow the advice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Josh Brolin  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Ewen Bremner

Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to follow the advice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Josh Brolin  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Ewen Bremner

Within the Whirlwind (2009)

During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marleen Gorris
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Pam Ferris  •  Ian Hart  •  Ben Miller

During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marleen Gorris
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Pam Ferris  •  Ian Hart  •  Ben Miller

The House of Mirth (2000)

A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Davies
CAST:  Gillian Anderson  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Eleanor Bron  •  Terry Kinney

A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Davies
CAST:  Gillian Anderson  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Eleanor Bron  •  Terry Kinney

Breaking the Bank (2016)

With ruthless US and Japanese investment banks circling Tuftons, a struggling two-hundred-year-old, family-run British bank, can its bumbling, incompetent chairman, Sir Charles Bunbury, fend off the onslaught and save the bank?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Jean
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Tamsin Greig  •  John Michael Higgins  •  Mathew Horne

With ruthless US and Japanese investment banks circling Tuftons, a struggling two-hundred-year-old, family-run British bank, can its bumbling, incompetent chairman, Sir Charles Bunbury, fend off the onslaught and save the bank?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Jean
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Tamsin Greig  •  John Michael Higgins  •  Mathew Horne

The Way Back (2010)

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At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Dejan Angelov  •  Dragoș Bucur  •  Ed Harris

At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Dejan Angelov  •  Dragoș Bucur  •  Ed Harris

Killing Dad (Or How to Love Your Mother) (1989)

A man, always very devoted to his mother, decides to look for his father whom he never met. He meats a seducing older woman prone to drinking and her aged boyfriend whom she grew tired of.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Austin
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Julie Walters  •  Anna Massey

A man, always very devoted to his mother, decides to look for his father whom he never met. He meats a seducing older woman prone to drinking and her aged boyfriend whom she grew tired of.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Austin
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Julie Walters  •  Anna Massey

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Live at Shakespeare's Globe (2015)

A film recording of a production of William Shakespeare's comedy at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Directed by the Globe's artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, it stars Michelle Terry as Titania/Hippolyta and Pearce Quigley as Bottom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Dromgoole  •  Robin Lough
CAST:  Michelle Terry  •  John Light  •  Matthew Tennyson  •  Sarah MacRae

A film recording of a production of William Shakespeare's comedy at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Directed by the Globe's artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, it stars Michelle Terry as Titania/Hippolyta and Pearce Quigley as Bottom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Dromgoole  •  Robin Lough
CAST:  Michelle Terry  •  John Light  •  Matthew Tennyson  •  Sarah MacRae

Doctor Faustus - Live at Shakespeare's Globe (2012)

Doctor Faustus is Christopher Marlowe's most renowned and controversial work. Famous for being the first dramatised version of the Faustus tale, the play depicts the sinister aftermath of Faustus's decision to sell his soul to the Devil's henchman in exchange for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Dunster
CAST:  Arthur Darvill  •  Paul Hilton  •  Beatriz Romilly  •  Charlotte Broom

Doctor Faustus is Christopher Marlowe's most renowned and controversial work. Famous for being the first dramatised version of the Faustus tale, the play depicts the sinister aftermath of Faustus's decision to sell his soul to the Devil's henchman in exchange for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Dunster
CAST:  Arthur Darvill  •  Paul Hilton  •  Beatriz Romilly  •  Charlotte Broom

Grow Your Own (2007)

An English community gets testy when a refugee family is granted a plot of land on which to grow vegetables.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Laxton
CAST:  Benedict Wong  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Omid Djalili  •  Alan Williams

An English community gets testy when a refugee family is granted a plot of land on which to grow vegetables.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Laxton
CAST:  Benedict Wong  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Omid Djalili  •  Alan Williams

Peterloo (2018)

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Maxine Peake  •  Pearce Quigley  •  Rory Kinnear  •  David Moorst

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Maxine Peake  •  Pearce Quigley  •  Rory Kinnear  •  David Moorst

The Merry Wives of Windsor - Live at Shakespeare's Globe (2019)

Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elle While  •  Ian Russell
CAST:  Pearce Quigley  •  Anita Reynolds  •  Richard Katz  •  Joshua Lacey

Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elle While  •  Ian Russell
CAST:  Pearce Quigley  •  Anita Reynolds  •  Richard Katz  •  Joshua Lacey

Two Minutes (1996)

An hilariously funny one-off comic sitcom in which some mates attempt to rob a pub of its takings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonny Campbell
CAST:  Peter Kay  •  Pearce Quigley  •  Alexei Sayle  •  Matthew Dunster

An hilariously funny one-off comic sitcom in which some mates attempt to rob a pub of its takings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonny Campbell
CAST:  Peter Kay  •  Pearce Quigley  •  Alexei Sayle  •  Matthew Dunster

National Theatre Live: The Beaux Stratagem (2015)

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Godwin
CAST:  Lloyd Hutchinson  •  Amy Morgan  •  Samuel Barnett  •  Geoffrey Streatfeild

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Godwin
CAST:  Lloyd Hutchinson  •  Amy Morgan  •  Samuel Barnett  •  Geoffrey Streatfeild

Taming of the Shrew (2013)

Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s equivocal and controversial conclusion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toby Frow
CAST:  Jamie Beamish  •  Michael Bertenshaw  •  Sarah MacRae  •  Simon Day

Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s equivocal and controversial conclusion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toby Frow
CAST:  Jamie Beamish  •  Michael Bertenshaw  •  Sarah MacRae  •  Simon Day

Talk Radio (2021)

Pauline and Barry are a seemingly happily married middled aged couple. That is until Pauline tunes into relationship hour on Talk Radio and thinks she recognises the nameless voice that’s relaying a lifetime of regrets live on the radio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben S. Hyland
CAST:  Julia Deakin  •  Pearce Quigley  •  Tim Key

Pauline and Barry are a seemingly happily married middled aged couple. That is until Pauline tunes into relationship hour on Talk Radio and thinks she recognises the nameless voice that’s relaying a lifetime of regrets live on the radio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben S. Hyland
CAST:  Julia Deakin  •  Pearce Quigley  •  Tim Key

Hamlet - Live at Shakespeare's Globe (2018)

Learning of his father’s death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder.’ Encompassing political ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elle While  •  Federay Holmes
CAST:  Michelle Terry  •  James Garnon  •  Catrin Aaron  •  Helen Schlesinger

Learning of his father’s death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder.’ Encompassing political ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elle While  •  Federay Holmes
CAST:  Michelle Terry  •  James Garnon  •  Catrin Aaron  •  Helen Schlesinger

Big Dippers (2005)

Two small time crooks steal a briefcase and are amazed to find it contains £2million. But when it seems that the money was going to be used to pay the ransom for a kidnapped boy they try to get the money back to the owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ciaran Donnelly
CAST:  James Nesbitt  •  Pearce Quigley  •  Ralph Brown  •  Kevin Doyle

Two small time crooks steal a briefcase and are amazed to find it contains £2million. But when it seems that the money was going to be used to pay the ransom for a kidnapped boy they try to get the money back to the owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ciaran Donnelly
CAST:  James Nesbitt  •  Pearce Quigley  •  Ralph Brown  •  Kevin Doyle