Australian actor HUGO WEAVING (Inspector
Aberline) 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,
having received 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 role
as 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 MontrĂ©al World Film Festival. In
2005, he starred in the critically acclaimed Little Fish,
opposite Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill, for which he
won his third AFI Award for Best Actor and the Inside
Film (IF) Award for Best Actor.
Weaving's other film credits include the The Tender
Hook, Transformers, Last Ride, V for Vendetta, Happy
Feet, Peaches, Russian Doll, The Magic Pudding,
Strange Planet, Babe, Babe: Pig in the City, True Love
and Chaos 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 appeared on stage with Cate Blanchett in the
Sydney Theatre Company's production of Hedda
Gabler at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In 2007, he
appeared in the Sydney Theatre Company's production
of Riflemind, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and,
in 2009, Weaving appeared in the Melbourne Theatre
Company's production of God of Carnage.
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