Knowledge Identifier: +Hugo_Weaving
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1960.
Countries: United States (43%), Australia (29%), United Kingdom (12%)
Linked to: Sydney Theatre Company, Blockbuster Inc., International Award Association, Melbourne Theatre Company
In 1991, Weaving received the Australian Film Institute's "Best Actor" award for his performance in the low-budget "Proof"
He appeared as Sir John in the 1993 Yahoo Serious comedy "Reckless Kelly", a lampoon of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly
Montreal Film Festival - In 1998, he received the "Best Actor" award from the Montreal Film Festival for his performance as a suspected serial killer in "The Interview"
Weaving earned further international attention with his performance as the enigmatic Agent Smith in the 1999 blockbuster hit "The Matrix"
He garnered additional acclaim in the role of Elrond in Peter Jackson's three-film adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings", released between 2001 and 2003
Abbie Cornish - In 2004, Cornish appeared in the *award-winning short film "Everything Goes" with Hugo Weaving
He starred as a heroin-addicted ex-rugby league player in the 2005 Australian indie film "Little Fish", opposite Cate Blanchett
J. M. Coetzee - In a speech given on his behalf by Hugo Weaving in Sydney on 22 February 2007, Coetzee railed against the modern animal husbandry industry
Immediately after "Wolfman" wrapped in spring 2008, he returned home to Australia to film a lead role in the film "Last Ride", directed by Glendyn Ivin
In March, the Sydney Theatre Company and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that STC's 2010 production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya would be reprised in Washington, D.C. during the month of August In April, months of speculation finally ended when Weaving appeared on "The Hobbit"'s New Zealand set, shortly before a production spokesman officially confirmed the actor's return as Elrond in Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy to "The Lord of the Rings"
From 26 July to 27 September 2014, Weaving played the titular role of Sydney Theatre Company's production of Macbeth
The Dressmaker (2015 film) - In early October 2014, Hugo Weaving joined the cast as Sergeant Farrat, a secret cross-dressing Police officer of Dungatar