Hugo Weaving


04 Apr 1960


Ibadan, Nigeria


Hugo Wallace Weaving


Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the Weaving family spent most of their time traveling between Nigeria, Great Britain, and Australia. This was due to the cross-country demands of his father's job in the computer industry. Later, during his teens, Hugo spent three years in England in the seventies attending Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School in Bristol. There, he showed early promise in theater productions and also excelled at history, achieving an A in his O-level examination. He arrived permanently in Australia in 1976 and finished his education at Knox Grammar School, Sydney. He graduated from NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art), a college well-known for other alumni such as Mel Gibson and Geoffrey Rush, in 1981. Since then, Hugo has had a steadily successful career in the film, television, and theater industries. However, he has illustrated that, as renowned as he is known for his film work, he feels most at home on stage and continually performs in Australian theater productions, usually with the Sydney Theater Company. With his success has also come extensive recognition. He has won numerous awards, including two Australian Film Institute Awards (AFI) for Best Actor in a Leading Role and three total nominations. The AFI is the Australian equivalent of an Academy Award, and Hugo won for his performances in Proof (1991) and The Interview (1998). He was also nominated for his performance in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994). He garnered the Best Acting prize for The Interview (1998) at the Montreal Film Festival in 1998 in addition to his AFI Award and, that same year, won the Australian Star of the Year. More recently, roles in films such as The Matrix trilogy as Agent Smith and The Lord of the Rings trilogy as Lord Elrond have considerably raised his international profile. His famous and irreplaceable role in The Matrix movies have made him one of the greatest sci-fi villains of the Twenty-first Century. With each new film, television, or theatrical role, Hugo continues to surpass his audience's expectations and remains one of the most versatile performers working today. He resides in Australia and has two children with partner Katrina Greenwood. Though Hugo and Katrina have never married, they've been a committed couple for over 25 years; while Hugo was quoted as saying marriage "petrified" him in the 1990s, by middle of the following decade he said he no longer felt that way, and that he and Katrina have toyed with the idea of marrying "when we're really old".

Actor ( 95 credits )

Mortal Engines (2018)
Jasper Jones (2017) Mad Jack Lionel
Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Tom Doss
The Dressmaker (2015) Sergeant Farrat
Strangerland (2015)
The IMDb Studio (2015)  Himself (1 episode)
Artsnight (2015)  Contributor (1 episode, 2015)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Elrond
Healing (2014) Matt Perry
The Mule (2014) Croft
The Turning (2013) Bob Lang
Mystery Road (2013) Johnno
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Elrond
Cloud Atlas (2012) Haskell Moore / Tadeusz Kesselring / Bill Smoke / Nurse
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Happy Feet 2 (2011) Noah the Elder (voice)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Johann Schmidt / Red Skull
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Megatron (voice)
The Key Man (2011) Vincent
1st Look (2011)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2011)
Oranges and Sunshine (2010) Jack
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) Noctus / Grimble (voice)
The Wolfman (2010) Aberline
Rake (2010)  Professor Graham Murray (1 episode, 2010)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Elrond (1 episode, 2011)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
Last Ride (2009) Kev
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Megatron (voice)
Tackling Peace (2009) Narrator
The Tender Hook (2008) McHeath
In the Company of Actors (2007) Himself / Judge Brack
Transformers (2007) Megatron (voice)
The Rose of Ba Ziz (2007) Narrator (voice)
Here's Looking at You, Boy (2007) Mitzi Del Bra (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Girl Who Swallowed Bees (2007) Narrator (voice)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Happy Feet (2006) Noah the Elder (voice)
How the Hell Did We Get Here? (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Little Fish (2005) Lionel
V for Vendetta (2005) V
Confessions of an Action Star (2005) Himself
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode)
20 to 1 (2005)  Anthony 'Tick' Belrose / ... (1 episode, 2006)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Everything Goes (2004) Ray
Peaches (2004) Alan
The Matrix Reloaded Revisited (2004) Himself / Agent Smith
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Elrond
The Matrix Revolutions (2003) Agent Smith
Horseplay (2003) Narrator (voice)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003) Agent Smith
Filmland (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Elrond
Player$ (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Elrond
Russian Doll (2001) Harvey
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001) Rubicondo (Dentist)
Filmography (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Magic Pudding (2000) Bill Barnacle (voice)
Drama School (2000)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Strange Planet (1999) Steven
Little Echo Lost (1999) Echo Man
The Matrix (1999) Agent Smith
True Colours (1999) Ed Kirwan
Inside Film Awards (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Bedrooms and Hallways (1998) Jeremy
Babe: Pig in the City (1998) Rex (voice)
The Interview (1998) Eddie Rodney Fleming
The Kiss (1998) Frank
True Love and Chaos (1997) Morris
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Naked: Stories of Men (1996)  Martin Furlong (1 episode, 1996)
Wild Australia: The Edge (1996) Himself - Narrator
Babe (1995) Rex (voice)
What's Going On, Frank? (1995) Strange Packer in Supermarket
Ladies Please! (1995) Himself / Anthony 'Tick' Belrose / Mitzi Del Bra
Exile (1994) Innes
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) Anthony 'Tick' Belrose / Mitzi Del Bra
Halifax f.p. (1994)  Det. Sgt. Tom Hurkos (1 episode, 1998)
True Stories (1994)  Narrator (1 episode, 1994)
Reckless Kelly (1993) Sir John
Frauds (1993) Jonathan Wheats
The Custodian (1993) Det. Church
The Babe: The Making of a Legend (1992) Himself
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2003)
Road to Alice (1992) Louis
Proof (1991) Martin
...Almost (1990) Jake
The Right Hand Man (1987) Ned Devine
For Love Alone (1986) Johnathan Crow
Sky Pirates (1986) Thug (uncredited)
...Maybe This Time (1981) Student 2
Great Performances (1971)  Charles Armstrong (1 episode, 1988)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Ship of Theseus (2012) producer
Russian Doll (2001) co-producer