Hugo Weaving

Actor, Producer
Though he shied away from big Hollywood blockbusters early in his career, actor Hugo Weaving went on to have prominent supporting roles - typically as the villain - in some of the biggest movie franchises in cinema ... Read more »
Born: 04/03/1960 in Nigeria

Filmography

Actor (63)

Strangerland 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Dressmaker 2015 (Movie)

Sgt Farrat (Actor)

Healing 2014 (Movie)

Matt Perry (Actor)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 (Movie)

Elrond (Actor)

The Mule 2014 (Movie)

Tom Croft (Actor)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 (Movie)

Elrond (Actor)

The Turning 2013 (Movie)

Bob Lang (Actor)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

Haskell Moore / Tadeusz Kesselring / Bill Smoke / Nurse Noakes / Boardman Mephi / Old Georgie (Actor)

Last Ride 2012 (Movie)

Kev (Actor)

Mystery Road 2012 (Movie)

Johnno (Actor)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 (Movie)

Elrond (Actor)

Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 (Movie)

Johann Schmidt/Red Skull (Actor)

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

Noah the Elder (Voice)

Oranges and Sunshine 2011 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 (Movie)

Megatron (Voice)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 2010 (Movie)

Noctus/Grimble (Voice)

The Key Man 2010 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

The Wolfman 2010 (Movie)

Aberline (Actor)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 (Movie)

Megatron (Voice)

The Tender Hook 2008 (Movie)

McHeath (Actor)

Transformers 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Megatron (Actor)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Noah the Elder (Actor)

In the Company of Actors 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Little Fish 2006 (Movie)

Lionel Dawson (Actor)

V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

V/William Rookwood (Actor)

V for Vendetta: Unmasked 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Myth 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Confessions of an Action Star 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Movie House 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peaches 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

Elrond (Actor)

The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

Agent Smith (Actor)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

Agent Smith (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

Elrond (Actor)

Russian Doll 2001 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

The Old Man Who Read Love Stories 2001 (Movie)

Rubicondo--Dentist (Actor)

The Interview 2000 (Movie)

Eddie Rodney Fleming (Actor)

The Magic Pudding 2000 (Movie)

of Bill Barnacle (Voice)

Bedrooms & Hallways 1999 (Movie)

Jeremy (Actor)

Strange Planet 1999 (Movie)

Steven Schumacher (Actor)

The Kiss 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

Agent Smith (Actor)

Babe 2: Pig in the City 1998 (Movie)

of Rex (Voice)

Little Echo Lost 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

True Love And Chaos 1997 (Movie)

Morris (Actor)

Babe 1995 (Movie)

of Rex (Voice)

Exile 1994 (Movie)

Innes (Actor)

Reckless Kelly 1994 (Movie)

Sir John (Actor)

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert 1994 (Movie)

Tick/Mitzi (Actor)

Frauds 1993 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

Proof 1992 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

The Custodian 1992 (Movie)

Church (Actor)

Bangkok Hilton 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

For Love Alone 1990 (Movie)

Jonathan Crow (Actor)

Wendy Cracked a Walnut 1990 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Melba 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Right Hand Man 1987 (Movie)

Ned Rowlands (Actor)

The City's Edge 1982 (Movie)

Andy White (Actor)

Dadah Is Death (TV Show)

Actor

The Key Man (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Though he shied away from big Hollywood blockbusters early in his career, actor Hugo Weaving went on to have prominent supporting roles - typically as the villain - in some of the biggest movie franchises in cinema history. After emerging from his native Australia wearing drag for the international hit "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" (1994), Weaving used his powerful and distinctive voice to good use in "Babe" (1995) and its sequel "Babe 2: Pig in the City" (1998). But he came into true prominence as the ubiquitous Agent Smith in the surprise hit sci-fi thriller, "The Matrix" (1999), and its two sequels, "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003) and "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003). He had a smaller, but no less important role as an Elf leader in "The Lord of the Rings" (2001-03) trilogy. Both franchises catapulted Weaving's career and turned him into a household name. Though he routinely went back to Australia to film smaller, more dramatic-minded fare, he always seemed to find himself right in the middle of huge Hollywood pictures, including as the voice of Megatron in "Transformers" (2007) and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (2009), an ironic twist of fate for an actor who came to light playing a drag queen.

Relationships

Katrina Greenwood

Companion
Together since 1984

Wallace Weaving

Father

Anne Weaving

Mother

Holly Weaving

Daughter
Born 1993: mother, Katrina Greenwood

Harry Weaving

Son
Born 1989: mother, Katrina Greenwood

Simon Weaving

Brother

Anna Weaving

Sister

EDUCATION

National Institute of Dramatic Art

1981

Knox Grammar School

Milestones

2012

Returned to Middle Earth as Elrond in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson

2012

Played multiple roles in "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel; film co-directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer

2011

Voiced the character of Noah the Elder in the animated sequel "Happy Feet Two"

2011

Cast as the fictional Nazi the Red Skull in "Captain America: The First Avenger"

2010

Co-starred with Benicio del Toro in the remake of classic horror film "The Wolfman"

2009

Reprised role as Megatron in the sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

2007

Voiced the Decepticon leader Megatron in Michael Bay's live-action film "Transformers"

2006

Played the title role as V in the Wachowski brothers' adaptation of "V for Vendetta"

2006

Re-teamed with Cate Blanchett in a reprise of the STC production of "Hedda Gabler" in New York City

2005

Starred as a heroin-addicted ex-rugby league player in the Australian indie film "Little Fish," opposite Cate Blanchett

2003

Once again played the evil Agent Evans in "The Matrix: Revelations"

2003

Reprised role as Agent Evans in "Matrix Reloaded"

2001

Portrayed Elrond in the Peter Jackson-directed trilogy adapted from the novel, The Lord of the Rings; the films were released as "The Fellowship of the Rings" (2001), "The Two Towers" (2002) and "The Return of the King" (2003)

2001

Co-starred with Richard Dreyfuss in "The Old Man Who Read Love Stories"

2001

Co-produced and starred in "Russian Doll"; played a recently separated private detective who agrees to house his best friend's mistress

2000

Returned to the Australian stage in "The White Devil"

1999

Offered a villainous turn as Agent Evans, a mysterious government official tracking Neo (Keanu Reeves) in "The Matrix," directed by the Wachowski brothers

1998

Played a car thief who is interrogated by cops in "The Interview"

1998

Once again voiced Rex for "Babe: Pig in the City"

1997

Co-starred in the Australian historical miniseries "Frontier"

1995

Voiced the dog Rex in the hit film "Babe"

1994

Received international attention for his role in the hit film "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"; directed by Stephan Elliott

1994

Returned to the stage to star in the Sydney production of "Arcadia"

1993

Co-starred in Stephan Elliott's directorial debut "Frauds"

1991

Won acclaim for his portrayal of a blind photographer in "Proof"; directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse

1986

Met Stephan Elliott during the production of "The Right Handed Man"

1984

Breakthrough TV role, played an English cricket player in the Australian miniseries "Bodyline"

1983

Made feature film debut in "The City's Edge"

1983

Australian TV debut, "Kings"

1981

Joined the Sydney Theatre Company under a two-year, eight-play contract

1976

Moved with family to Australia

Raised in South Africa and England

Bonus Trivia

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"I think when your image becomes so big that it's hard for a viewer to see a character, then I think you're in danger as an actor of being unable to perform what you should be doing. And it becomes harder for you to successfully create another human being." – Weaving quoted to CNN.com, March 20, 2006

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