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Actor Known for "The Matrix" Trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings" Films & "Cloud Atlas"; Epilepsy Survivor & Awareness Advocate

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Hugo Weaving is an Australian actor known for playing Agent Smith in The Matrix film trilogy and Elrond in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Often cast as a villain, Weaving has had starring roles in Transformers, Captain America, and Cloud Atlas.

During his childhood, his family lived in England, Australia, and South Africa, but eventually settled in England, where Weaving attended boarding school in Bristol. Almost fresh out of school, Weaving gained attention with his performance in The City's Edge, a low-budget film said to be the first to realistically portray the living conditions of aborigines. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, he appeared in a number of Australian productions, including the 1989 film Bangkok Hilton, in which he appeared opposite Nicole Kidman. Two years later, he won the Best Actor award from the Australian Film Institute for his performance in Proof, a black comedy about a blind photographer, which also featured his countryman Russell Crowe.

Not one to be pigeonholed, Weaving appeared in drag in the 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and lent his signature baritone voice as the narrator in Babe. One of his most widely known roles came as Agent Smith in the 1999 sci-fi blockbuster The Matrix. Later, audiences worldwide would find his lean frame and arched eyebrows a natural fit in his role as the half-elf Elrond in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films.

In 2005, Weaving won the lead role in V for Vendetta, starring opposite Natalie Portman. In that role, Weaving wore a mask for the entire performance. His work as the main villain in Transformers and Captain America seemed to cement his place in Hollywood, but the Australian has always had an aversion to high-profile stardom.

2012 saw Weaving in Cloud Atlas and The Hobbit. In 2016, he played Tom Doss in Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge. That film focuses on the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacifist combat medic who, as a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refused to carry or use a weapon or firearm of any kind. Doss became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for service above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle of Okinawa.

Weaving lives in Sydney, Australia, and he owns a dairy farm three hours north of the city, which he purchased with proceeds from The Matrix. He was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 13 and has consequently never gotten a driver's license. He is an advocate for epilepsy awareness and has appeared in TV spots raising awareness about the condition.

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Hugo Weaving

Actor Known for "The Matrix" Trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings" Films & "Cloud Atlas"; Epilepsy Survivor & Awareness Advocate

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Hugo Weaving Biography

Hugo Weaving is an Australian actor known for playing Agent Smith in The Matrix film trilogy and Elrond in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Often cast as a villain, Weaving has had starring roles in Transformers, Captain America, and Cloud Atlas.

During his childhood, his family lived in England, Australia, and South Africa, but eventually settled in England, where Weaving attended boarding school in Bristol. Almost fresh out of school, Weaving gained attention with his performance in The City's Edge, a low-budget film said to be the first to realistically portray the living conditions of aborigines. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, he appeared in a number of Australian productions, including the 1989 film Bangkok Hilton, in which he appeared opposite Nicole Kidman. Two years later, he won the Best Actor award from the Australian Film Institute for his performance in Proof, a black comedy about a blind photographer, which also featured his countryman Russell Crowe.

Not one to be pigeonholed, Weaving appeared in drag in the 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and lent his signature baritone voice as the narrator in Babe. One of his most widely known roles came as Agent Smith in the 1999 sci-fi blockbuster The Matrix. Later, audiences worldwide would find his lean frame and arched eyebrows a natural fit in his role as the half-elf Elrond in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films.

In 2005, Weaving won the lead role in V for Vendetta, starring opposite Natalie Portman. In that role, Weaving wore a mask for the entire performance. His work as the main villain in Transformers and Captain America seemed to cement his place in Hollywood, but the Australian has always had an aversion to high-profile stardom.

2012 saw Weaving in Cloud Atlas and The Hobbit. In 2016, he played Tom Doss in Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge. That film focuses on the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacifist combat medic who, as a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refused to carry or use a weapon or firearm of any kind. Doss became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for service above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle of Okinawa.

Weaving lives in Sydney, Australia, and he owns a dairy farm three hours north of the city, which he purchased with proceeds from The Matrix. He was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 13 and has consequently never gotten a driver's license. He is an advocate for epilepsy awareness and has appeared in TV spots raising awareness about the condition.

Hugo Weaving Videos

  • An Interview with Hugo Weaving
    As Black 47 opens at the IFI we got the chance to chat with Australian superstar Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas, The Lord of the Rings).
  • Hugo Weaving - V for Vendetta Interview
    An interview with Hugo Weaving about the film V for Vendetta, the character V and the themes and ideas the film puts forth.

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  • How to book Hugo Weaving?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Hugo Weaving for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Hugo Weaving, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Hugo Weaving or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Hugo Weaving?

    Booking fees for Hugo Weaving, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Hugo Weaving, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Hugo Weaving?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Hugo Weaving for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hugo Weaving for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Hugo Weaving or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Hugo Weaving or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Hugo Weaving is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Hugo Weaving for your event is available upon request. Hugo Weaving generally travels from SydneyAustralia and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sebastian Stan, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom and Elton John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hugo Weaving for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Hugo Weaving Speaker Videos

  • An Interview with Hugo Weaving
    As Black 47 opens at the IFI we got the chance to chat with Australian superstar Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas, The Lord of the Rings).
    Hugo Weaving - V for Vendetta Interview
    An interview with Hugo Weaving about the film V for Vendetta, the character V and the themes and ideas the film puts forth.

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