Lee Pace as Dr. David Daniels
Lee Pace consistently delivers compelling performances as a leading man on film, television, and stage.
He has starred in several of the most popular movies of recent years, including Peter Jackson’s blockbuster trilogy of The Hobbit films, as Thranduil the Elf King; 2014’s top-grossing feature, James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, in which he portrayed Ronan the Accuser; and Bill Condon’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, as nomadic vampire Garrett.
On television, he will soon be seen starring for a fourth season of the critically acclaimed series Halt and Catch Fire as 1980s tech visionary Joe MacMillan, returning in 2017 on AMC. Previously, he starred as corpse whisperer Ned in Bryan Fuller’s award-winning and beloved ABC series Pushing Daisies, for which Mr. Pace earned Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations; and as Aaron in Mr. Fuller’s fan favorite Fox Network series Wonderfalls.
His breakthrough role was as a transgendered woman, Calpernia Addams, in the Peabody Award-winning feature Soldier’s Girl, directed by Frank Pierson and based on a true story. Mr. Pace won the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Performance, and was nominated for Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Awards.
He will soon be seen starring opposite Bérénice Marlohe in the sci-fi thriller Revolt, written and directed by Joe Miale. Among his other films are Tarsem Singh’s celebrated fantasia The Fall; Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning Lincoln; Tom Ford’s acclaimed A Single Man; Doug McGrath’s Infamous; Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd; Merchant Ivory’s The White Countess; Max Winkler’s Ceremony; Stephen Frears’ The Program; and, also for Focus Features, Bharat Nalluri’s Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, alongside Amy Adams and Frances McDormand.
Born in Oklahoma, Mr. Pace began his acting career at the Alley Theatre in Houston before training at the Juilliard School in New York City. As a member of Group 30 in Juilliard’s Drama Division, he starred in school productions of Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, and Julius Caesar. Always maintaining a connection to the stage, he starred off-Broadway in Small Tragedy and Guardians, both of which garnered him Lucille Lortel Award nominations. He starred on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revival of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart.