Halt and Catch Fire

Joe MacMillan

Entrepreneur Joe MacMillan took himself out of the Silicon Valley hustle following personal tragedy, but an obscure idea—the World Wide Web—reignited his passion for technology. Joe embarks on a bold venture that could remake the way people use the Web… if old rivalries don’t derail it first.

Played by Lee Pace

An accomplished and versatile performer, Lee Pace has established himself as a powerful leading man, consistently delivering compelling performances on film, television and stage. Pace has starred in several films, including the Blumhouse supernatural drama The Keeping Hours, directed by Karen Moncrieff, and Focus Features’ The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay, directed by Colin Trevorrow. Pace previously starred in the box office blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy as the intergalactic villain Ronan the Accuser, and in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy as the Elf King Thranduil. On the small screen, Pace is most notable for his starring role in Bryan Fuller’s award-winning and critically acclaimed series Pushing Daisies, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe® and an Emmy® in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor. The dramedy television series aired on ABC for two seasons, earning a dedicated fan base and cult following. Pace’s breakout role in the Sundance hit Soldier’s Girl earned him a Gotham Award, as well as his first nominations for a Golden Globe® and an Independent Spirit Award. The Peabody Award-winning film followed the true story of a transgendered woman dating a U.S. soldier. His other film credits include Doug McGrath’s Truman Capote memoir/biography Infamous, opposite Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock and Daniel Craig; Robert De Niro’s CIA drama The Good Shepherd, opposite Matt Damon; visionary director Tarsem Singh’s The Fall, which premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival; Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, opposite Amy Adams and Frances McDormand; the Tom Ford directorial debut A Single Man, opposite Colin Firth and Julianne Moore; Max Winkler’s Ceremony, opposite Uma Thurman; Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln; and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, in which he played the nomadic vampire Garrett. For all his roles on screen, Pace maintains a connection to theater. He starred in the limited run of the Off-Broadway production Small Tragedy, which garnered him a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Actor, as well as in the two-character play Guardians, for which he was also nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award. Pace returned to the stage in the Tony®-nominated Broadway revival production of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. Born in Oklahoma, Pace began his acting career at the Alley Theatre in Houston before training at the Juilliard School. As a member of Group 30 in Juilliard’s Drama Division, Pace starred in multiple school productions of Romeo and Juliet, Richard III and Julius Caesar.

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