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HUGO WEAVING (Agent
Smith) 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
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
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.
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