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Hugoweaving
Hugo Weaving
Biographical Information
Born April 4th, 1960
Ibadan, Nigeria
Productions Road to Alice as Louis
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert as Anthony "Tick" Belrose/Mitzi Del Bra
True Love and Chaos as Morris
The Tender Hook as McHeath
Recordings True Love and Chaos (film soundtrack)
The Tender Hook (film soundtrack)

Hugo Weaving is a Nigerian born Australian-English actor.

BiographyEdit

Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, he lived in both England and Australia in his youth, studying at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney. He began in the television series Bodyline, appearing in a number of small scale productions before gaining wider attention; first nationally with Proof , and then on a more global scale with The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Weaving then gained stardom through appearances in two blockbuster series, as Agent Smith in The Matrix Trilogy and as Elrond in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Though he would continue with large scale roles, including the titular V in V for Vendetta and the Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger, Weaving also made a number of stage appearances, notably in Hedda Gabler opposite Cate Blanchett, and as a voice actor, playing the villainous Megatron in the Transformers series.

SingingEdit

Weaving has a number of singing credits to his name, beginning with the short film Road to Alice. Most notably however, he would sing in the cult movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert as the drag queen Mitzi Del Bra.

Weaving also sang on several occasions in the film True Love and Chaos, including the solo "So Long Marianne", and performed two songs as McHeath in the 2008 film The Tender Hook.

FilmEdit

Road to Alice (1992)Edit

  • Top of the World (duet)
  • Suzanne (solo)
  • That's Entertainment (solo)

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)Edit

  • This Old Man (duet)
  • Ten Fat Trannies (duet)
  • My Darling, Clementine (solo)
  • I Will Survive (solo)

True Love and Chaos (1997)Edit

  • So Long Marianne (solo)
  • One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (solo)
  • Rock and Roll (solo)
  • The Ship Song (solo)

The Tender Hook (2008)Edit

  • I'm Your Man (solo)
  • Ballad of a Thin Man (solo)

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