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Hugo Weaving

Birth name Hugo Wallace Weaving
Born 4 April 1960 (1960-04-04) (age 47)
Nigeria
Years active 1980 - present
Notable roles Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy
Elrond in The Lord of the Rings trilogy
V in V for Vendetta
Megatron in Transformers
Noah the Elder in Happy Feet


Hugo Wallace Weaving (born 4 April 1960) is an Australian film and stage actor, as well as a voice actor, best known for his roles as Agent Smith in The Matrix and Elrond in The Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the title character of V for Vendetta and the voice of Megatron in Transformers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Matrix series is a media franchise consisting primarily of three films: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Spoiler warning: Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 – ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). ... V is a fictional character from comic book series V for Vendetta, created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. ... V for Vendetta is a 2006 action-thriller film set in London, England in a near-future dystopian society. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Transformers is a 2007 live action film based on the Transformers franchise, directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. ... Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed by George Miller. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Matrix series consists primarily of three films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Spoiler warning: Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 – ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). ... V is a fictional character from comic book series V for Vendetta, created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. ... V for Vendetta is a 2006 action-thriller film set in London, England in a near-future dystopian society. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Transformers is a 2007 live action film based on the Transformers franchise, directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Hugo Weaving was born in Nigeria to English parents Wallace and Anne. He spent his childhood in South Africa and then moved to the United Kingdom in his teens. While in England he attended the prestigious boarding school Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, commonly known in Bristol as QEH. He moved to Australia in 1976, where he attended Sydney's Knox Grammar School. Weaving later graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1981. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Queen Elizabeths Hospital School Queen Elizabeths Hospital (more commonly known as QEH) is an independent school for boys in Clifton, Bristol, England. ... This article is about the English city. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of 4,119,190, and 151,920 in the City of Sydney, as of the 2006 census. ... Knox Grammar School is a Uniting Church in Australia school located in Wahroonga in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... NIDA logo The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an Australian national training institute for students of theatre, film, and television, based in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. ...


Career

Early on, Weaving took acting lessons from the voice actors of the M.A.S.K. Cartoon Series. Weaving's first major role was in the television series Bodyline in 1984, as the English captain, Douglas Jardine. Weaving appeared in the Australian mini-series The Dirtwater Dynasty in 1988 and starred opposite Nicole Kidman in the 1989 film Bangkok Hilton. In 1991, Weaving received the Australian Film Institute's award for "Best Actor" for his performance in the low-budget Proof. He also appeared as Sir John in the 1993 Yahoo Serious comedy, Reckless Kelly, a lampoon of the famous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly. However, Weaving first received attention overseas with the international hit Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 1994. In 1998 Weaving received the award for "Best Actor" from the Montreal Film Festival for his performance in The Interview. He played Poseidon in the mini-series adaptation of The Odyssey. Weaving was also a voice actor in the cartoon film The Magic Pudding. Bodyline was an Australian 1984 television miniseries which dramatised the events of the 1932–1933 English Ashes cricket tour of Australia. ... The logo of the England Cricket Team which shows the three Lions of England below a five-pointed crown The England cricket team is a cricket team which represents England and Wales, operating under the auspices of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). ... Douglas Robert Jardine (23 October 1900, Bombay - 18 June 1958, Montreux) was a British cricketer and captain of the controversial 1932-33 Bodyline tour of Australia. ... Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born June 20, 1967), is an Academy Award-winning Australian[1] actress. ... Bangkok Hilton is a six-part Australian mini-series, made in 1989 by director Ken Cameron. ... The Australian Film Institute (AFI), established in 1958, is an organisation that promotes Australian film and television through the annual AFI Awards, a membership program and AFI film events throughout the year. ... Proof is a 1991 Australian film by Jocelyn Moorhouse starring Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot and Russell Crowe. ... For other uses, see Yahoo. ... Reckless Kelly Hopefully fate, and perhaps good sense, will provide a more prosperous road for Reckless Kelly than Ned Kelly, the 19th century Australian bank robber from whom the band takes its name. ... Ned Kelly the day before his execution Edward Ned Kelly (c. ... The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian film about two drag queens, and a transsexual woman driving across the outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a large bus they have named Priscilla. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (in unity, prosperity) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... The Interview is a 1998 Australian film directed by Craig Monahan. ... Neptune reigns in the city of Bristol. ... Odysseus and Nausicaä - by Charles Gleyre For other uses, see Odyssey (disambiguation). ...


He earned further international attention with his performance as the enigmatic Agent Smith in the 1999 blockbuster hit The Matrix. Weaving later reprised the role of Smith in that film's 2003 sequels: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano and Hugo Weaving. ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of The Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and last film in the The Matrix trilogy. ...


He also garnered much popular attention in the role of the half-elf Elrond in Peter Jackson's three-film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, released between 2001 and 2003. Spoiler warning: Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 – ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novels... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by the English academic J. R. R. Tolkien. ...

Weaving as V in the 2006 film adaptation of Alan Moore's 1988 graphic novel V for Vendetta. V's mask and attire are modelled after Guy Fawkes.

Weaving was the main actor in Andrew Kotatko's Everything Goes (2004). He also starred as a heroin addict in the 2005 Australian indie film Little Fish, opposite Cate Blanchett. He also played the title role as V in the 2006 film V for Vendetta, in which he was reunited with the Wachowski brothers, creators of The Matrix trilogy, who wrote the adapted screenplay. Actor James Purefoy was originally signed to play the role, but he pulled out six weeks into filming due to personal problems with wearing the Guy Fawkes mask throughout the entire film. Weaving appeared in the majority of V for Vendetta, but Purefoy is shown in several scenes. The sections filmed with Purefoy were later voiced over by Weaving. Image File history File links Vendetta_mask. ... Image File history File links Vendetta_mask. ... V is a fictional character from the comic book series V for Vendetta, created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. ... V for Vendetta is a 2006 action-thriller film set in London, England in a near-future dystopian society. ... Alan Moore (born November 18, 1953, in Northampton) is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. ... This article is about the comic book series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Everything Goes film poster Everything Goes is a 2004 film directed by Andrew Kotatko. ... Heroin (INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is an opioid synthesized directly from the extracts of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. ... Catherine Élise Blanchett (born on May 14, 1969) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning Australian actress. ... V is a fictional character from comic book series V for Vendetta, created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. ... V for Vendetta is a 2006 action-thriller film set in London, England in a near-future dystopian society. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are American film directors and writers most famous for creating The Matrix series. ... Purefoy as Spence Parks in Resident Evil James Purefoy (born June 3, 1964) is an English actor born in Taunton, Somerset. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Weaving also reprised his role as Elrond for the video game, The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II. He regularly appears in productions by the Sydney Theater Company. In 2006, he worked with Cate Blanchett on a reprise of the STC production of Hedda Gabler in New York City. Weaving is providing the voice of the Decepticon leader Megatron in the 2007 film Transformers, taking the place of Frank Welker. Welker will replace him in the videogame based on said film. Actress Cate Blanchett in the title role of Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler is both a play and a fictional character created by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... This article is about the 2007 live-action film. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ...


Personal life

When he was 13 years old, Weaving was diagnosed with epilepsy[1].


He never married and the idea of marriage petrifies him but he lives with his partner Katrina Greenwood. They have two children, Holly (b. 1993) and Harry (b. 1989).


Animal Rights

A notable Pescatarian, Weaving is also the primary ambassador for Australian animal rights organization Voiceless. Hugo attends events and promotes Voiceless in interviews. He also assists Voiceless in their judging of annual grant's recipients. Pesco/pollo vegetarianism, pescetarianism, and semi-vegetarianism are neologisms coined to describe certain lifestyles of restricted diet. ... A civet, or sea fox, photographed in the Zigong Peoples Zoo, Sichuan, 2001. ...


Filmography (partial)

Hugo Weaving at the 2003 Matrix Reloaded Premiere
Hugo Weaving at the 2003 Matrix Reloaded Premiere
Weaving's role as Agent Smith in The Matrix Trilogy.
  • ...Maybe This Time (1980), as Student 2
  • The City's Edge (1983), as Andy White
  • "Bodyline" (1984), as Douglas Jardine
  • For Love Alone (1986), as Johnathan Crow
  • "Melba" (1987), as Charles Armstrong
  • The Right Hand Man (1987), as Ned Devine
  • Dadah Is Death (1988), as Geoffrey Chambers
  • "The Dirtwater Dynasty" (1988), as Richard Eastwick
  • "Bangkok Hilton" (1989), as Richard Carlisle
  • ...Almost (1990), as Jake
  • Proof (1991), as Martin
  • Road to Alice (1992), as Morris
  • Frauds (1993), as Jonathan Wheats
  • Reckless Kelly (1993), as Sir John
  • The Custodian (1993), as Det. Church
  • "Seven Deadly Sins" (1993), as Lust
  • Exile (1994), as Innes
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), as Anthony 'Tick' Belrose/Mitzi Del Bra
  • What's Going On, Frank? (1994), as Strange Packer in Supermarket
  • "Bordertown" (1995), as Kenneth Pearson
  • Babe (1995) as the voice of Rex the Male Sheepdog
  • "Naked: Stories of Men" - Episode "Coral Island" (1996) as Martin Furlong
  • "The Bite" (1996), as Jack Shannon
  • True Love and Chaos (1997) as Morris
  • Halifax f.p: Isn't It Romantic (1997), as Det. Sgt. Tom Hurkos
  • "Frontier" (1997), as Governor Arthur
  • Babe: Pig in the City (1998), as the voice of Rex the Male Sheepdog
  • Bedrooms and Hallways (1998) as Jeremy
  • The Interview (1998), as Eddie Rodney Fleming
  • The Kiss (1998), as Barry
  • Strange Planet (1999), as Steven
  • Little Echo Lost (1999), as Echo Man
  • The Matrix (1999), as Agent Smith
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), as Elrond
  • Russian Doll (2001), as Harvey
  • The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001), as Rubicondo (Dentist)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), as Elrond
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) as Elrond
  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003), as Agent Smith
  • The Matrix Revolutions (2003), as Agent Smith
  • After the Deluge (2003), as Martin Kirby
  • Peaches (2004), as Alan
  • Everything Goes (2004), as Ray
  • Little Fish (2005), as Lionel Dawson
  • Happy Feet (2006), as Noah (voice)
  • V for Vendetta (2006), as V
  • The Key Man (2007), as Vincent (post-production)
  • The Tender Hook (2007), as McHeart (pre-production)
  • Transformers (2007), Megatron (Voice)

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Image File history File links From screenshot of The Matrix Reloaded: Known as Agent Smith in The Matrix and simply Smith in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Hugo Weaving is the viral program that threatens the world of the distant future. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Matrix series consists of the films The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions, all written and directed by the Wachowski brothers. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (580x878, 47 KB) This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (580x878, 47 KB) This work is copyrighted. ... Spoiler warning: Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 – ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novels... The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). ... Douglas Robert Jardine (23 October 1900, Bombay - 18 June 1958, Montreux) was a British cricketer and captain of the controversial 1932-33 Bodyline tour of Australia. ... Bangkok Hilton is a six-part Australian mini-series, made in 1989 by director Ken Cameron. ... Proof is a 1991 Australian film by Jocelyn Moorhouse starring Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot and Russell Crowe. ... The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian film about two drag queens, and a transsexual woman driving across the outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a large bus they have named Priscilla. ... Babe is an Academy Award-winning 1995 Australian film that tells the story of a pig who wants to be a sheep dog. ... Babe: Pig in the City is the second on the Babe series. ... The Interview is a 1998 Australian film directed by Craig Monahan. ... The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano and Hugo Weaving. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Spoiler warning: Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 – ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Spoiler warning: Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 – ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Spoiler warning: Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 – ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of The Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and last film in the The Matrix trilogy. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Everything Goes film poster Everything Goes is a 2004 film directed by Andrew Kotatko. ... Little Fish is a 2005 Australian film directed by Rowan Woods. ... Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed by George Miller. ... V for Vendetta is a 2006 action-thriller film set in London, England in a near-future dystopian society. ... V is a fictional character from the comic book series V for Vendetta, created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. ... The Tender Hook is an upcoming australian film noir staring Rose Byrne, Hugo Weaving and Mathew Le Nevez the film tells the story of a love triangle set in a stylised version of Sydney’s criminal/boxing underworld in the 1920s. ... Transformers is a 2007 live action film based on the Transformers franchise, directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ...

Awards

  • 2007 - The Constellation Awards, Best Male Performance in a 2006 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Mini-Series: V for Vendetta

The Constellation Awards logo The Constellation Awards are a set of Canadian awards that are awarded annually for the best science fiction or fantasy television or film works of the previous year. ... This article is about the comic book series. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/18/1050172757606.html
  • "The Dictionary of Performing Arts in Australia — Theatre . Film . Radio . Television — Volume 1" — Ann Atkinson, Linsay Knight, Margaret McPhee — Allen & Unwin Pty. Ltd., 1996
  • "The Australian Film and Television Companion" — compiled by Tony Harrison — Simon & Schuster Australia, 1994

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