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Hugo Weaving

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Hugo Weaving

Australian-British film and stage actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1960.

Countries: United States (43%), Australia (29%), United Kingdom (12%)

Main connections: Richard Roxburgh, Cate Blanchett, Philip Quast

Linked to: Sydney Theatre Company, Blockbuster Inc., International Award Association, Melbourne Theatre Company

 

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Hugo Weaving was born in 1960 add something


1976

His family moved back to Australia in 1976, where he attended Knox Grammar School in Sydney add something


1981

He graduated from Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1981 add something


1984

Weaving's first major role was in the 1984 Australian television series "Bodyline", as the English cricket captain Douglas Jardine add something


1987

He portrayed the notorious Vicomte de Valmont, a character he first played onstage in 1987 add something


1989

He starred opposite Nicole Kidman in the 1989 film "Bangkok Hilton" add something

 

Pauline Chan (actress) - In 1989 TV miniseries "Bangkok Hilton", Pauline Chan has appeared as Kang playing a corrupt pretty warder near Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Denholm Elliott


 

In 1991, Weaving received the Australian Film Institute's "Best Actor" award for his performance in the low-budget "Proof" add something


1993

He appeared as Sir John in the 1993 Yahoo Serious comedy "Reckless Kelly", a lampoon of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly add something


1994

Weaving first received international attention in the hit "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" in 1994, and provided the voice of Rex the sheepdog and farm leader in the 1995 family film, "Babe" add something


 

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" add something


1999

Weaving earned further international attention with his performance as the enigmatic Agent Smith in the 1999 blockbuster hit "The Matrix" add something


2001

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 add something


2003

He later reprised that role in the film's 2003 sequels: "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions" add something


2004

In 2004, Weaving became an ambassador for Australian animal rights organisation Voiceless, the animal protection institute add something

 

Abbie Cornish - In 2004, Cornish appeared in the *award-winning short film "Everything Goes" with Hugo Weaving

 

Noni Hazlehurst - In December 2004, she left the show to make three films, including "Little Fish" with Sam Neill and Hugo Weaving


2005

He starred as a heroin-addicted ex-rugby league player in the 2005 Australian indie film "Little Fish", opposite Cate Blanchett add something

 

Ian Roberts (rugby league) - In 2005, Roberts had a brief cameo in the Australian film "Little Fish", starring Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving, playing an ex-rugby league star


2006

In 2006, he worked with Cate Blanchett on a reprise of the STC production of "Hedda Gabler" in New York City add something

 

Weaving played the title role as V in the 2006 film "V for Vendetta", in which he was reunited with the Wachowskis, creators of "The Matrix" trilogy, who wrote the adapted screenplay add something


2007

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


2008

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 add something

 

Weaving himself was unaware of the controversy and had accepted the role based on Michael Bay's personal request; in a November 2008 "Sun Herald" interview, he said he'd never seen "Transformers" add something


2009

Filming began in autumn 2009 in Nottingham, England and Adelaide, South Australia and continued through January 2010 add something

 

In early 2009, Guillermo Del Toro, director of "The Hobbit" films, prequels to "The Lord of the Rings", confirmed his intent to again cast Weaving as Elrond of Rivendell in a BBC interview When asked about reprising the role, Weaving replied that he was game, but had not officially been approached add something

 

Weaving spent the summer of 2009 starring in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of "God of Carnage", portraying the caustic lawyer Alain Reille add something


2010

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" add something

 

The child migrant saga "Oranges and Sunshine" opened in the UK on 1 April, the culmination of months of success on the festival circuit in late 2010-early 2011 add something

 

Weaving played a supporting role in Joe Johnston's 2010 remake of the 1941 film "The Wolfman", starring Benicio del Toro add something

 

In February 2010, Weaving revealed to "The Age": add something

 

Weaving completed filming his role on the project in September 2010 and returned to Sydney to prepare for "Uncle Vanya" add something

 

Rome International Film Festival - The film premiered at the Rome International Film Festival on 28 October 2010 and garnered positive reviews add something

 

He returned to the stage in November 2010 in Sydney Theatre Company's "Uncle Vanya", costarring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh add something

 

Richard Roxburgh - Roxburgh played Vanya opposite Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and John Bell in Sydney Theatre Company's 2010 production of Anton Chekov's "Uncle Vanya"

 

Joe Johnston - "Boxoffice", January 13, 2010 The film stars Chris Evans as the comic-book hero and Hugo Weaving as his archenemy the Red Skull

 

Captain America: The First Avenger - "Variety" reported in March 2010 that Chris Evans was cast as Captain America and Hugo Weaving as the $Red_Skull; Marvel Studios confirmed the latter in May 2011 . Ryan Phillippe and John Krasinski were considered for the role of Captain America


2011

On 13 March 2011, "The Key Man", which Weaving filmed in 2006, finally debuted at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas add something

 

Del Toro eventually left the project; Peter Jackson decided to direct the films himself but Weaving was not officially confirmed in the cast until May 2011 add something

 

It is unlikely he will sign on for any further Marvel franchise instalments; in an August 2011 Baltimore Sun interview, the actor confided he's weary of typecasting and of "blockbuster" films in general: "I think I've about had enough add something

 

The project, co-starring Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, and Susan Sarandon, began filming in September 2011 and was released in October 2012 add something

 

Margaret Humphreys - "Empty Cradles" has been dramatised as the 2011 feature film "Oranges and Sunshine" directed by Jim Loach with Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham in the leading roles


2012

The busy actor joined the cast of three forthcoming Australian films in summer 2012 add something

 

The Western-tinged police thriller "Mystery Road", written and directed by Ivan Sen, began filming in June 2012 add something


2013

He rounded out 2013 co-starring with Richard Roxburgh and Philip Quast in Samuel Beckett's "Waiting For Godot", for the Sydney Theatre Company add something

 

In the spring of 2013, Weaving reprised the Agent Smith role for a General Electric television commercial for their "Brilliant Machines" innovations in healthcare management technology, which was slated to air during a break from 13 April's edition of Saturday Night Live, and subsequently continued to receive multiple airings on major cable networks add something

 

Philip Quast - In November 2013 he is set to join Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh in Sydney Theatre Company's production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting For Godot"

 

Waiting for Godot - Sydney Theatre staged "Godot" in November 2013 with Richard Roxburgh as Estragon and Hugo Weaving as Vladimir, Philip Quast as Pozzo


2014

From 26 July to 27 September 2014, Weaving played the titular role of Sydney Theatre Company's production of Macbeth add something

 

The Dressmaker (2015 film) - In early October 2014, Hugo Weaving joined the cast as Sergeant Farrat, a secret cross-dressing Police officer of Dungatar

 

The Dressmaker (2015 film) - On 5 December 2014, filming took place in Melbourne with Winslet, Hemsworth, and Hugo Weaving


2015

In October 2015, Weaving joined the cast of the film adaption of Craig Silvey's Australian novel, "Jasper Jones" add something


2018

In 2018, Weaving stared as Thaddeus Valentine in "Mortal Engine" add something