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HUGO WEAVING - Sergeant Farrat

Hugo Weaving has enjoyed an enormously varied and successful career in film, theatre and television.

He has won numerous awards, including three Australian Film Institute awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role - in Jocelyn Moorhouse's Proof, The Interview - for which he also won Best Actor at The Montreal World Film Festival, and Little Fish. In 2011, he was an inaugural AACTA award winner for his performance in Oranges and Sunshine.

Weaving is also well known for his roles in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, as 'Agent Smith' in The Matrix trilogy, as 'Elrond' in The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and as 'V' in V For Vendetta. Other films include Last Ride, Captain America, Cloud Atlas, Mystery Road, The Mule and Strangerland.

His many theatre appearances include Sydney Theatre Company productions of Hedda Gabler and Uncle Vanya, both enjoying successful U.S. tours in 2006 and 2011 respectively, the latter earning him a Helen Hayes Award; Macbeth; Endgame; and Waiting for Godot, with a London season in 2015. He has also voiced characters in several highly successful films, including Babe, Happy Feet and Transformers.

In 2013 he was President of the Sydney Film Festival Jury.

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