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Hugo Weaving – MovieActors.com

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About Hugo Weaving (1960 – )

Hugo Weaving was born in Austin, Nigeria on April 4th, 1960. His parents left Nigeria before he was one year old. Hugo has an older brother; Simon, and a younger sister; Anna, who both live in Australia. Hugo Weaving's father worked in the computer industry which caused the family to do a lot of traveling to places such as Nigeria, Great Britain and Australia.

During Hugo Weaving's teen years, he attended Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School in Bristol, England. His first taste of acting began at this school.

In 1976, Hugo Weaving finished his education at Knox Grammar School in Sydney Australia. He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Mel Gibson, who played the starring role in the 2000 film, THE PATRIOT and Geoffrey Rush, who acted in the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST, were also graduates in 1981.

Hugo Weaving has worked as a actor, miscellaneous crew member, producer, himself, and on archive footage in film. Since graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Hugo Weaving has become an up and coming star. However, he is more comfortable on stage and continually performs in Australian Theater Productions with the Sydney Theater Company.

Recently, the roles in the MATRIX Trilogy and THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy have made Hugo Weaving an international profile and one of the greatest sci-fi villains of the Twenty-first Century.

Out of nine Australian Film Institute nominations, Hugo has won three Best Actor awards for his performances in PROOF;(1991), THE INTERVIEW;(1998), LITTLE FISH;(2005), and a Best Supporting Actor award for ORANGES AND SUNSHINE;(2012).

In 2014, Hugo won two Best Supporting Actor awards. For his performance in MYSTERY ROAD, he received a AFCA Award. For his performance in THE TURNING, he won a NETPAC award.

Hugo Weaving has suffered from epileptic seizures since he was 13 years old. As a result of his epilepsy, he has never gotten a drivers license. Hugo also doesn't own a cell phone or a wristwatch. He is a pesco vegetarian which means he eats fish but no other meat.

Hugo Weaving currently lives in Australia with his partner Katrina Greenwood, an artist, who he has lived with since 1984. They have two children, Harry and Holly.

Hugo Weaving's notable movie credits include..

THE DRESSMAKER (2015)
STRANGERLAND (2015)
THE HOBBIT:THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (2014)
HEALING (2014)
THE MULE (2014)
THE TURNING (2013)
MYSTERY ROAD (2013)
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012)
CLOUD ATLAS (2012)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)
THE KEY MAN (2011)
ORANGES AND SUNSHINE (2010)
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS:THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE (2010)
LAST RIDE (2009)

THE TENDER HOOK - 2008
TRANSFORMERS - 2007
THE GIRL WHO SWALLOWED BEES - 2007
THE KEY MAN - 2007
HAPPY FEET - 2006
V FOR VENDETTA - 2005
LITTLE FISH - 2006
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING - 2003
THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS - 2003
ENTER THE MATRIX - 2003
THE MATRIX RELOADED - 2003
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS - 2002
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING - 2001
THE MATRIX - 1999
BABE: PIG IN THE CITY - voice of Rex the Sheepdog - 1998
BABE - voice of Rex the Sheepdog in 1995
PRISCILLA - QUEEN OF THE DESERT - 1994
PROOF - 1991
THE RIGHT HAND MAN - 1987
SKY PIRATES - 1986


Hugo Weaving has won the following awards...

Australian Film Institute - LITTLE FISH - 2005
Australian Film Institute - THE INTERVIEW - 1998
Australian Film Institute - PROOF - 1991
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - THE LORD OFTHE RINGS: THE RETURN
OF THE KING - 2004
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards - LITTLE FISH - 2005
IF Awards - LITTLE FISH - 2005
Montreal World Film Festival - THE INTERVIEW - 1998
National Board of Review - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING - 2003
Online Film Critics Society Awards - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS - 2002
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards - THE LORD OF THE RINGS:THE TWO TOWERS - 2003
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING - 2002
Screen Actors Guild Awards - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING - 2003


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Hugo Weaving in V FOR VENDETTA (2005).