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HUGO WEAVING (Thaddeus Valentine) has enjoyed an enormously varied and successful career in film, theater and television.

Weaving has won numerous awards, including three Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Actor in Jocelyn Moorhouse's Proof; The Interview, for which he also won Best Actor at The Montreal World Film Festival; and Little Fish. In 2011, he was an inaugural Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award winner for his performance in Oranges and Sunshine. In 2015, he won his second AACTA award for The Dressmaker. In 2016, he won another for his work in Hacksaw Ridge, and followed this up in 2017 with another for Seven Types of Ambiguity.

Weaving is also well known for his roles in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, as Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy, as Elrond in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and as V in V for Vendetta. Other films include Last Ride, Captain America, Cloud Atlas, Mystery Road, The Mule and Strangerland. Most recently he can be seen in Australian series Seven Types of Ambiguity and Patrick Melrose.

His many theater appearances include the Sydney Theatre Company productions of Hedda Gabler and Uncle Vanya (both enjoying successful U.S. tours in 2006 and 2011 respectively, the latter earning him a Helen Hayes Award), Macbeth, Endgame and Waiting for Godot with a London season in 2015.

He has also voiced characters in several highly successful films, including Babe, Happy Feet and Transformers.

In 2013, he was jury president of the Sydney Film Festival.


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