Hugo Weaving

Hugo Weaving

British actor (born 1960)
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Hugo Wallace Weaving (born 4 April 1960) is an Australian-British film and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy (1999–2003) and Elrond in The Lord of the Rings (2001–2003) and The Hobbit (2012–2014) film trilogy, as well as the title role of V in the 2006 film V for Vendetta, Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Tom Doss in Hacksaw Ridge (2016).

Weaving's first television role was in the 1984 Australian television series Bodyline, where he portrayed English cricket captain Douglas Jardine. In film, he first rose to prominence for his performance as Martin in the Australian drama Proof (1991). Weaving played Anthony "Tick" Belrose/Mitzi Del Bra in the comedy-drama The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994); and multiple roles in the science fiction film Cloud Atlas (2012). His roles as a voice actor include Rex in Babe, Noah in Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two, and Megatron in the Transformers film series.

Weaving's awards for acting include a Satellite Award, MTV Movie Award and six Australian Film Institute Awards.

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Hugo Weaving was born on Monday, 4 April 1960 in Ibadan, Nigeria. His full name at birth was Hugo Wallace Weaving. He is best known as an actor. Weaving's country of citizenship (nationality) is Australian. Hugo attended high school at Knox Grammar School. For university, he studied at NIDA (an Australian theatrical school, graduated 1981). His religion is listed as Anglican / Episcopalian. He is 6' 2" (188 cm) tall with an average build. He has blue eyes and light brown hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $30,000,000 US dollars. Hugo Weaving is 64 years old and his zodiac star sign is Aries.

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Hugo Wallace Weaving
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Agent Smith on The Matrix, Elrond on The Lorod of The Rings and V on V for Vendetta
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4 April 1960
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Ibadan, Nigeria
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Actor, Producer
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6' 2" (188 cm)
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Residence
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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$30,000,000 USD
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Knox Grammar School
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NIDA (an Australian theatrical school, graduated 1981)
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Shanahan Management Pty Ltd
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Partner: Katrina Greenwood (Long-Term) 2 children
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Hugo Weaving and Katrina Greenwood
Initially I probably didn't even call it acting, but dressing up or something. As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit, so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world, and it's a total imaginary world.
  • Sister Anna-Jane Weaving had a brief singing career in Paris in the mid-80s.
  • Hugo is an graduate of the NIDA.
  • Nominated for the 2005 Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for his performance in "Hedda Gabler."
  • He opened Belgrade Film Festival - FEST in 1997.
  • His parents and baby Hugo left Nigeria before he was one year old.

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