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HUGO WEAVING (Noctus/Grimble) is widely known for his role as Agent Smith in the Wachowski brothers' highly acclaimed "The Matrix” trilogy and for his starring role in "V for Vendetta”; and as Elrond in the award-winning "The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. He will next be seen as Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull in Joe Johnston's "Captain America,” set for a 2011 release. He most recently starred in Johnston's "The Wolfman,” and in the Australian film "Oranges and Sunshine,” opposite Emma Watson and David Wenham.

Weaving's numerous credits in voice work include the characters of Megatron in Michael Bay's blockbuster "Transformers” and its sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”; Noah the Elder in George Miller's award winning "Happy Feet”; and Rex the Sheepdog in "Babe” and its sequel "Babe: Pig in the City.”

Weaving is the recipient of three Australian Film Institute (AFI) 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 the role of Mitzi Del Bra in Stephan Elliott's "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” Weaving won his second AFI Award 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. In 2005, his role in the critically acclaimed "Little Fish,” opposite Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill, earned Weaving his third AFI Award.

Weaving's extensive stage credits include the Sydney Theatre Company's "Hedda Gabler,” opposite Cate Blanchett; "Riflemind,” directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman; and numerous productions with Sydney's acclaimed Belvoir St Theatre, including "The Alchemist,” and "The Popular Mechanicals,” with Geoffrey Rush.

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