Hugo Weaving



Full Name: Hugo Wallace Weaving

Birthplace: Nigeria, West Africa

Birth Date: 4th April, 1960

Marital Status: His partner is Katrina Greenwood






  • His father Wallace, worked as a seismologist so the family moved all over the world for his job. His English mother Anne, worked as a tour guide

  • Doesn't own a watch or a cell phone

  • Attended Knox Grammar School in Sydney

  • Has an older brother, Simon and a younger sister, Anna-Jane

  • Suffers from epilepsy

  • Is 6' 2" tall

  • Is a pescetarian. He eats fish but no other meat

  • Lived in Nigeria until he was 1 years old. This was followed by living in Bedford and Brighton in England, then onto Johannesburg in South Africa, Melbourne and Sydney and then back to England. In 1976 the family returned to Australia where they stayed

  • Fractured his hip during the making of The Matrix Reloaded and the The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

  • Whilst in England he attended Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School in Bristol, as well as The Downs School, a private school in Wraxhall, Somerset

  • He has been with partner Katrina Greenwood since 1983. They have two children together, Harry born in 1989 and Holly born in 1993

  • In 1981, graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney

  • Does not drive due to his epilepsy and has never learned

  • Was born at the University Teaching Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria

  • Spent the summer of 2009 in God of Carnage for the Melbourne Theatre Company

  • Attended the same high school as Hugh Jackman

  • His niece Samantha Weaving is an actress

  • Is the primary ambassador for Australian animal rights group Voiceless

  • While performing at the Sydney Opera House, he was once carried off stage after he collapsed and suffered convulsions

  • He achieved an A in his O Level examination for History when studying in England

    Notable Projects:

  • Cloud Atlas (2012)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • The Wolfman (2010)
  • Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
  • Transformers (2007)
  • Happy Feet (2006)
  • V for Vendetta (2005)
  • Little Fish (2005)
  • The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)
  • Babe (1995)
  • The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994)

    Current Projects:

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • Mystery Road (2013)
  • Healing (2014)
  • The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014)

    Selected Awards:

  • 2012: Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Supporting Actor (Oranges and Sunshine)
  • 2005: Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Lead Actor (Little Fish)
  • 2004: SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)


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