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Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on 4 April, 1960. He is an English-Australian film and stage actor. Weaving was born at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital, in Ibadan, in the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, to English parents Anne (née Lennard) (born 1932), a tour guide and former teacher, and Wallace Weaving (born 1929), a seismologist.
Hago is best known for playing Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy (1999–2003), Elrond in The Lord of the Rings (2001–2003) and The Hobbit (2012–2014) film trilogies, V in V for Vendetta (2006), Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and Tom Doss in Hacksaw Ridge (2016).
When he was 13 years old, Weaving was diagnosed with epilepsy. He has been with his longtime girlfriend Katrina Greenwood since 1984; the two live in Sydney and have two children together, Harry (born in 1989) and Holly (born in 1993). Hugo is an actor who uses the stage name Harry Greenwood. He also has a brother, Simon, and a sister, Anna Jane.
His niece, Samara Weaving, portrayed Indigo Walker on the long-running Australian soap, Home and Away, and her younger sister Morgan joined the cast as Lottie Ryan. In 2004, Weaving became an ambassador for Australian animal rights organisation Voiceless, the animal protection institute. He attends events, promotes Voiceless in interviews, and assists in their judging of annual grants recipients.
Weaving’s first television role was in the 1984 Australian television series Body-line, where he portrayed English cricket captain Douglas Jardine. In film, he first rose to prominence for his performance as Martin in the Australian drama Proof (1991). Weaving played Anthony “Tick” Belrose/Mitzi Del Bra in the comedy-drama The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994); and multiple roles in the science fiction film Cloud Atlas (2012). His roles as a voice actor include Rex in Babe, Noah in Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two, and Megatron in the Transformers film series.
Weaving’s awards for acting include a Satellite Award, MTV Movie Award and six Australian Film Institute Awards.