Guy Pearce talks about playing Jack Irish and the complexities of the character.
Guy Pearce talks about working alongside Marta Dusseldorp and Claudia Karvan, and the relationships between their characters.
Guy Pearce discusses the collaborative creative process and working with the multiple directors of Jack Irish.
Marta Dusseldorp talks about playing Linda Hillier in Jack Irish.
Aaron Pederson talks about playing Cam Delray in Jack Irish.
Jack Irish (Guy Pearce) is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man really. An expert in finding those who don't want to be found - dead or alive, Jack helps out his mates while avoiding the past. That is until the past finds him...
Life’s gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish. He’s back to takeaway Vietnamese for one after his girlfriend Linda abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still leaves a lot to be desired. So when an old teammate of his dad’s turns up looking for help, it’s a welcome distraction for Jack. Des Connors’ son Gary has gone missing, having nicked off with all Des’s money. But sometimes prodigal sons go AWOL for a reason. As Jack begins to dig he discovers Gary was a man with something to hide and a very good reason to disappear – or be disappeared. Finding Gary turns nasty when Jack pushes the wrong buttons at the headquarters of a national transport company owned by one of Australia’s wealthiest men. Suddenly there is a disturbing number of faceless people in ill-fitting suits taking an interest in Jack’s quest including Dave – an obsessive federal agent and head of a clandestine operation called Black Tide. Meantime, Ricky Kirsch, a Brisvegas former horse trainer, is moving in on the turf of Harry Strang, Jack’s friend and sometime employer. Ricky fixes races and hits on a dead man’s wife at the funeral, but when he starts killing jockeys he crosses a line. The body count in Gary’s case is rising at an alarming rate. A missing webcaster, two overripe corpses in a long-term carpark and a dead Fed who has turned to consommé in a water tank all point to one thing – Jack is in way over his head. It turns out Gary is a witness who could bring down a business empire and more. The race to find him becomes a lethal sprint. First prize – staying alive.
After a high profile judge commissions Jack Irish to try and find a mysterious red book, he finds himself involved in a world of sexy club owners, drug dealers and deranged killers.
A property developer is murdered and his artist ex-girlfriend is the prime suspect. Jack Irish comes in to investigate, In his investigation he figures out quite the surprise.
Jack Irish finds himself staring down the barrel of a brand new case, but something goes awry and Jack ends up framed for murder. While it seems it is curtains for Jack, an alibi turns up out of the blue.
Jack enlists Linda in the hunt for a lead in Manila. Meanwhile, Jack & Sarah grow closer as they search for Tina. As the trail gets warmer, Jack is ambushed & warned that he could be the next victim in this murderous game.
Jack is determined to uncover who framed him for murder. Linda gets a lead to an interview and despite warnings, puts herself in danger.
A tense night in the Filipino jungle results in a chance discovery for Linda and Orton. Jack's concerned for Sarah's well-being as she becomes consumed by manic determination following news about Tina.
Jack struggles to recuperate and his mind takes an increasingly turn towards Rob Shand. Back in Manila, Linda is abducted. Longmore refuses to act against the church leaving Jack alone to fight for Sarah.