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Hugo 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 ... See full bio »

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The Matrix
The Matrix Agent Smith
V for Vendetta
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger Johann Schmidt / Red Skull
Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas Haskell Moore / Tadeusz Kesselring / Bill Smoke / Nurse Noakes / Boardman Mephi / Old Georgie


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 2017 Jasper Jones (completed)
Mad Jack Lionel
 2016 Hacksaw Ridge
Tom Doss
 2015/I The Dressmaker
Sergeant Farrat
 2015 Artsnight (TV Series)
- Richard Wilson on Samuel Beckett (2015) ... Contributor
 2015 Strangerland
 2014 Manny Gets Censored (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2014/I Healing
Matt Perry
 2014 The Mule
Det. Tom Croft
 2013/I The Turning
Bob Lang (segment "Commission")
 2013 Mystery Road
 2012 Cloud Atlas
Haskell Moore / Tadeusz Kesselring / Bill Smoke / ...
 2011 Happy Feet 2
Noah the Elder (voice)
 2011 The Key Man
 2010 I, Spry (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Oranges and Sunshine
 2009 Last Ride
 2009 The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (Video Game)
Elrond (voice)
 2007 Transformers
Megatron (voice)
 2007 The Rose of Ba Ziz (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2007 The Girl Who Swallowed Bees (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2006 Happy Feet
Noah the Elder (voice)
 2005 V for Vendetta
 2005 Little Fish
 2004 Peaches
 2004 Everything Goes (Short)
 2003 After the Deluge (TV Movie)
Martin 'Marty' Kirby
 2003 Enter the Matrix (Video Game)
Agent Smith (voice)
 2003 Horseplay
Narrator (voice)
 2001 Russian Doll
 2001 The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
Rubicondo (Dentist)
 2000 The Magic Pudding
Bill Barnacle (voice)
 1999 Strange Planet
 1999 Little Echo Lost (Short)
Echo Man
 1999 True Colours (Short)
Ed Kirwan
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City
Rex (voice)
 1998 The Interview
Eddie Rodney Fleming
 1998 Bedrooms and Hallways
 1998 Halifax f.p. (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Tom Hurkos
- Isn't It Romantic (1998) ... Det. Sgt. Tom Hurkos
 1998 The Kiss (Short)
 1997 Frontier (TV Mini-Series)
Governor Arthur
 1997 True Love and Chaos
 1996 The Bite (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Shannon
 1996 Naked: Stories of Men (TV Series)
Martin Furlong
- Coral Island (1996) ... Martin Furlong
 1995 What's Going On, Frank? (Short)
Strange Packer in Supermarket
 1995 Babe
Rex (voice)
 1994 Exile
 1993 The Custodian
Det. Church
 1993 Frauds
Jonathan Wheats
 1993 Reckless Kelly
Sir John
 1993 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Lust
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Lust
 1992 Road to Alice (Short)
 1991 Proof
 1990 ...Almost
 1989 Bangkok Hilton (TV Mini-Series)
Richard Carlisle
- Part 3 (1989) ... Richard Carlisle
- Part 2 (1989) ... Richard Carlisle
- Part 1 (1989) ... Richard Carlisle
 1988 A Long Way from Home: Dadah Is Death (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Chambers
 1988 Great Performances (TV Series)
Charles Armstrong
- Melba (1988) ... Charles Armstrong
 1987 The Right Hand Man
Ned Devine
 1986 For Love Alone
Johnathan Crow
 1986 Sky Pirates
Thug (uncredited)
 1983 The City's Edge (Video)
Andy White
 1981 ...Maybe This Time
Student 2
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Has performed on-stage with the Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Belvoir St. Theatre in Sydney, State Theatre Company of South Austrlia, Burning House Theatre Company the Nimrod Theatre Company and at Sydney Opera House. See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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I think films have a limited ability to change the world, but that doesn't mean you don't stop trying. You do what's right for you, make the films you believe in, talk about the issues you believe in. The bigger the risk, the more chance you're going to be crucified, but you have to execute your beliefs in any way you can. In the end ['Cloud Atlas'] has something to say about love and hope and ... See more »


Attended the Downs School, Wraxall, outside Bristol, whilst living in the United Kingdom, which was also briefly attended by Orlando Bloom. See more »


Rich yet flawless voice See more »

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Hugo's GE Commercial as Agent Smith rfodchuk
Red Skull bryantiiimark
His voice...WOW! kln4
One of THE best actors out there. seemore-3
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