HUGO WEAVING (Haskell Moore, Tadeusz Kesselring, Bill Smoke, Nurse Noakes,
Boardman Mephi, Old Georgie) is widely known for his role as Agent Smith in the
highly acclaimed Matrix trilogy, for his starring role in "V for Vendetta," and
as Elrond in the
award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy. He recently reprised the role of Elrond
in "The Hobbit:
An Unexpected Journey," in theatres in December. The film is the first of three
will direct based on the book The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
He previously starred as Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull in Joe Johnston's "Captain
America" and in Johnston's "The Wolfman," and "The Keyman." Weaving's numerous
in voice work include the characters of Megatron in Michael Bay's blockbuster
and its sequels, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Transformers: Dark
of the Moon";
as well as Noctus/Grimble in Zack Snyder's "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of
Noah the Elder in George Miller's award winning "Happy Feet," and "Happy Feet
Rex the Sheepdog in "Babe" and its sequel, "Babe: Pig in the City."
Weaving is the recipient of four Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards,
first in 1991 for Best Actor for his portrayal of a blind photographer in
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 for Best Actor in 1998 for his role in "The
written and directed by Craig Monahan, for which he also received the 1998 Best
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 for
Best Actor. In
2012, he was honored with his fourth AFI Award, for Best Supporting actor, for
his role in
"Oranges and Sunshine," opposite Emma Watson and David Wenham, which also
Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
Weaving's extensive stage credits include roles in the Sydney Theatre Company's
Vanya," opposite Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh; "Hedda Gabler," opposite
Blanchett; "Riflemind," directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman; and numerous
Sydney's acclaimed Belvoir St Theatre, including "The Alchemist" and "The
Mechanicals," with Geoffrey Rush.