HUGO WEAVING [Tom Doss] is widely recognized for his role as
Agent Smith in the Wachowskis' seminal sci'fi Matrix trilogy, as well as for his
starring role in V For Vendetta and for portraying the ageless Elrond in the
award'winning Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
He most recently starred opposite Kate Winslet and Judy Dench in Jocelyn
Moorhouse's The Dressmaker.
Weaving portrayed six characters of different periods and genders in Cloud
Atlas, directed by Tom Tykwer with the Wachowskis. His popular roles also
include Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull in Joe Johnston's Captain American and he's
been seen in Johnston's The Wolfman and The Keyman. His most recent films
include Strangerland, The Mule, The Healing, Tim Winton's The Turning and
Weaving's voice work includes: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole;
Noah the Elder in George Miller's Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two; and Rex the
Sheepdog in the beloved classic Babe and its sequel, Babe: Pig in the City.
Weaving has garnered four Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, starting with
Jocelyn Moorhouse's Proof and continuing with awards for The Interview, Little
Fish and Oranges and Sunshine. He also received a nomination for Stephan
Elliott's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Equally well known on stage, Weaving has been seen recently in Waiting for Godot
at the Barbican Theatre and in the Sydney Theatre Company's Endgame and Macbeth,
as well as portraying Astrov in Uncle Vanya at Lincoln Center and in Sydney.
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