More Hugo Weaving Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for V for Vendetta)Australian actor Hugo Weaving has starred in two of the biggest trilogies in film history -- playing elf leader Elrond in the Lord of the Rings films and Agent Smith in the Matrix films.
Weaving is the recipient of three AFI (Australian Film Institute) Best Actor Awards, receiving the first in 1991 for his portrayal of a blind photographer in Jocelyn Moorhouse's breakthrough feature Proof. He received a nomination in the same category in 1994 for his drag queen Mitzi Del Bra in Stephan Elliott's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Weaving won the award for the second time in 1998 for his role in The Interview, written and directed by Craig Monahan, for which he also received the 1998 Best Actor Award at the World Film Festival in Montreal. His most recent credit is the critically acclaimed Little Fish, opposite Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill, for which he won his third AFI Award for Best Actor (2005) and the IF (Inside Film) Award (2005) for Best Actor.
Weaving's other film credits include the Australian features Peaches, Russian Doll, The Magic Pudding, Strange Planet, Babe: Pig in the City, True Love and Chaos, Babe and Exile. His foreign credits include Rolf de Heer's The Old Man Who Read Love Stories and the British romp Bedrooms and Hallways.
Weaving also has a wealth of experience on stage. In 2006 he will appear on stage with Cate Blanchett in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Hedda Gabler at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "V for Vendetta" (01-Apr-2006)
Biography #3 (for The Matrix Revolutions)Hugo Weaving is one of Australia's most acclaimed actors. He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1981 and has since worked extensively in film, television and theatre. He was recently seen in the first two installments of Peter Jackson's epic trilogy The Lord of the Rings as Elrond, Lord of Rivendell.
In 1988 Weaving won an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor for his work in The Interview, directed by Craig Monahan. In 1991 he won an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor for his work in Proof, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse. He also received and AFI Award nomination in 1994 for The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, directed by Stephen Elliot.
Weaving's other film credits include The Old Man Who Read Love Stories, Strange Planet, The Matrix, Bedrooms and Hallways, the critically acclaimed True Love and Chaos, Stephen Elliot's Frauds, The Custodian, Paul Cox's Exile, Reckless Kelly, Wendy Cracked a Walnut, The Right Hand Man, For Love Alone and The City's Edge.
His television credits include the acclaimed Australian miniseries Bodyline, the Australian series Halifax f.p., the telefilm The Bite, the miniseries Bangkok Hilton (also starring Nicole Kidman), The Dirtywater Dynasty, Naked - Coral Island, Barlow and Chambers: A Long Way From Home and Melba.
His numerous theatre credits include the Sydney Theatre Company's Macbeth, The Perfectionist, The Cherry Orchard and Arcadia. He has also starred in Much Ado About Nothing and The Taming of the Shrew for the Melbourne Theatre Company, and in Julius Caesar, Ring Around the Moon and Private Lives for the State Theatre Company of South Australia.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "The Matrix Revolutions" (24-Oct-2003)