Huge Weaving was born in 1960 and is a person who lives in Australia, but a British actor. He has played many famous movie roles as both hero and villain and is most well-known for his roles in The Lord of The Rings, and in the Matrix Trilogy.
He also played the lead role in V for Vendetta and the main antagonist in the first Captain America movie titled ‘The First Avenger’. He was won many awards for his work, including 6 Australian Film Institute Awards and a Movie Award from MTV
Hugo was born to British parents in Nigeria, and his grandmother on his mother’s side was of Belgian descent. Only a year after he was born his family moved back to the United Kingdom, and then eventually moved to Melbourne in Australia. They then moved to South Africa and back to the UK again during his childhood. He attended school in the UK and had his first theatrical role in 1973 during a school performance. In 1976 his family decided to move again towards Australia, and he attended a school in Sydney (Knox Grammar School). In 1981 he graduated successfully from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.
Hugo Weaving has done a lot of voice work as well and is known for having a distinctive voice that makes people say ‘oh, that’s Hugo Weaving’! There was some controversy over his portrayal of the Megatron character in Michael’s Bays Transformers movies, and he later said that the role was “meaningless” to him.
Weaving got a lot of acclaim for his portrayal of the Elven Lord Elrond in The Lord of The Rings. He came back to the role in the Hobbit movie trilogy, and people loved it. Hugo Weaving is an amazing actor.