Hugo Weaving is one of the most talented and popular actors from the Hollywood movie industry, apart from being a popular stage artist as well.
Hugo Weaving initially began his career as an actor in the Australian TV industry then later rose to prominence for his role in the movie ‘Proof’ (1991).
Hugo Weaving is most recognized for playing popular sinister characters on the big screen, such as Agent Smith in the ‘Matrix’ movie franchise, Lord Elrond in the ‘Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy as well as Red Skull in an Avenger movie from the Marvel movie universe.
About Hugo Weaving
|Real Name||Hugo Wallace Weaving|
|Date of Birth||4th April 1960|
|Place of Birth||Ibara (Nigeria)|
|Education||Graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art (Australia)|
|Height||6 ft 2"
(188 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
|Mother||Anne Lennard Weaving
|Brother||SImon Weaving (Elder)|
|Sister||Anna Weaving (Sister)|
|Net Worth||INR 215,00,00,000
(USD 30 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
The City's Edge (1983), For Love Alone (1986), The Right Hand Man (1987), Proof (1991), Road to Alice (1992), Frauds, Reckless Kelly, The Custodian (1993), The Adventures of Priscilla, the Queen of the Desert (1994), True Love and Chaos (1997), The Interview (1998), The Matrix (1999), The Old Man Who Read Love Stories, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King , The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Everything Goes (2004), Little Fish, V for Vendetta (2005), Last Ride (2009), Oranges and Sunshine (2010), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Cloud Atlas, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Turning (2013), The Mule, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (2014), The Dressmaker (2015), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Jasper Jones (2017), Black '47, Mortal Engines (2018)
Bodyline (1984), Melba (1987), The Dirtwater Dynasty, Dadah is Death (1988), Bangkok Hilton (1989), Bordertown (1995), The Bite (1996), Frontier (1997), After the Deluge (2003), I, Spy (2010), Seven Types of Ambiguity (2017), Partick Melrose (2018)
|First Movie||The City's Edge (1983)|
|Hobbies||Reading books and traveling|
Hugo Weaving is a highly popular and talented actor in the Hollywood movie industry who is most renowned for his rich and deeply dramatic voice, along with the iconic arched eyebrows which infuse depth to his calm and often sinister manner of dialogue delivery.
Hugo Weaving’s age is around 60, as Hugo Weaving was born on the 4th of April, 1960 in Ibara, Nigeria where his parents worked at the time. Hugo Weaving’s height is around 6 ft 2 inches (188 cm) while Hugo Weaving’s weight is around 75 kg (165 lbs). In his spare time, Hugo Weaving loves to read books and travel, as part of his hobbies.
Hugo Weaving’s father was Wallace Weaving, a seismologist, while Hugo Weaving’s mother was Anne Lennard Weaving, who worked as a tour guide in Nigeria. Hugo Weaving comes from a British-Australian background and Hugo Weaving’s elder brother, Simon Weaving, and Hugo Weaving’s younger sister Anna Weaving both live and work in Australia too. Hugo Weaving’s wife is Katrina Greenwood, whom he is married to since 1984. Hugo Weaving and his partner, Katrina Greenwood have two children – son Harry (Greenwood) Weaving, an actor and daughter Holly Weaving.
Thanks to his immense success as an actor in the American movie and TV industry Hugo Weaving’s net worth today is around INR 215 crores (USD 30 Million).
As for the recognition for his impressive acting talent, Hugo Weaving has received several prestigious awards and has had numerous award nominations to his credit as well.
The list of Hugo Weaving’s awards include winning the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in ‘Proof’ (1991), the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, once again, and the Montreal World Film Festival award for Best Actor, for his excellent performance in ‘The Interview’ (1998), the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast, the National Board of Review Award for Best Cast and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for the super hit ‘The Lord of the Ring; The Return of the King’ (2003) and the Inside Film Award for Best Short Film for ‘Everything Goes’ (2004).
Hugo Weaving has won the Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Inside Film Award for Best Actor for ‘Little Fish’ (2005), the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for ‘Oranges and Sunshine’ (2010), the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Australian Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘The Dressmaker’ (2015) as well as the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for ‘Hacksaw Bridge’ (2018).
Hugo Weaving won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role for ‘Proof’ (1991), the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role again, for ‘The Interview’ (1998), the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role, yet again, for his role in ‘Little Fish’ (2005).
Later on, Hugo Weaving won the The Constellation Awards’ Best Male Performance in Science Fiction Film, TV Movie or Miniseries, for his excellent act in ‘V for Vendetta’ (2007), the Sydney Theater Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the popular Australian stage play ‘Uncle Vanya’ (2011), the Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Performer in a Non-Resident Production for his impressive acting in the stage play ‘Uncle Vanya’ (2012) and won the Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Play for his excellent stage acting in ‘The Irresistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ (2018) most recently.
Besides having won these numerous prestigious acting awards, Hugo Weaving has also had around 20 award nominations till date too.
Interesting Facts About Hugo Weaving
- Although Hugo Weaving does not smoke, Hugo Weaving does drink alcohol.
- Hugo Weaving was born in Nigeria, but soon his family moved to South Africa, England before finally settling in Australia.
- Hugo Weaving was an avid actor, even as a child and participated in numerous school plays.
- Although Hugo Weaving experienced his first epileptic seizure when he was around 13 years old, he has been better since adulthood, however Hugo Weaving still avoids driving a car himself.
- Hugo Weaving is one of the most popular stage actors in the Australian theater industry as well with several prestigious awards and award nominations to his credit for acting in super hit stage plays especially of the Sydney Theater Company.