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
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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