What happened to Hugo Weaving, the actor who gave life to Agent Smith in the Matrix and Elrond in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, who continues to make movies today.
Surely you remember Hugo Weaving, an emblematic actor who has given life to some of the most famous people in movie historylike Agent Smith in the Matrix movies, half elf Elrond in the trilogies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, or the antagonist V in V for Vendetta (2005), from James McTeigue.
In the following lines we will review other outstanding films in Hugo Weaving’s filmography in addition to those already mentioned. But what you will be most interested in knowing is what happened to him, do you still make movies?What were your last feature films? Without wanting to know the answers, keep reading to find out.
Hugo Weaving, from Priscilla to The Matrix and The Lord of the Rings
Hugo Wallace Weaving He was born in Nigeria in 1960, but the year after his birth his English parents returned to England. While in high school he performed one of his first papers in a play, and some time later his family moved to Australia where Hugo Weaving would end up graduating from his prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art.
Hugo Weaving first acted in a television series for the australian Bodyline (1984), in which he played the lead, and the first film in which he participated was For Love Alone (1986) from Stephen Wallace.
Among his first years of career, the miniseries Bangkok Hilton (1989), in which he co-acted with Nicole Kidman, and also the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) from Stephan Elliottin which he gave life to la drag queen Anthony “Tick” Belrosealso known as Mitzi Del Bra.
As a curiosity, Hugo Wallace Weaving also lent his voice to the perro pastor Rex in the children’s movie Babe the brave little pig (1995) from Chris Noonan. And this would not be the only occasion in which he would double a character on the screen.
About to start the decade of the two thousand, one of his key roles came to the British-Australian interpreter, when he adopted the role of the evil agent Smith in The Matrix (1999), by the Wachowski sisters.
A couple of years later, the career of the actor of Matrix continued to catapult with the premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) by Peter Jackson, where on this occasion he played a kind character, the half elf Elrond.
In the following years, the actor of agent Smith and Elrond had a very busy schedule, premiering the new installments of both movie sagas: con The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in 2002, y Matrix Revolutions, Matrix Reloaded y The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2003.
What happened to Hugo Weaving
After this wave of successes, Hugo Weaving continued to make outstanding filmsas V de Vendetta by James McTeigue in which he played the villain V, Little Fish (2005), in which he acted alongside Cate Blanchett, and Transformers (2007), where he voiced the leader of the Decepticons, Megatron.
In 2010, the former agent smith starred The werewolf of Joe Johnston along with Benicio del Toro, repeating a year later with the director playing the villain Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
It seemed that The Lord of the rings was left behind, but elrond actor he returned to his character on a couple of occasions. On the one hand, she participated in the video game The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II as Elrond.
And on the other hand he returned to the film saga of Peter Jackson with the new trilogy that started The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), which was followed by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).
Con the wachowski sistersthe actor of agent smith He coincided again in 2012 to act in Cloud Atlas, starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, but we did not have the opportunity to see him play his famous character from Matrix in Matrix Resurrections (2021) due to scheduling problems.
Hugo Weaving today
In recent years, Hugo Weaving performed again together with Cate Blanchett in The Turning (2013), starred in The Mule (2014) y Healing (2014), acted in La modista (The Dressmaker) (2015) together with Kate Winslet, in Strangerland (2015) along with Nicole Kidman and in To a man (2016) along with Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington.
It has also plunged once more into the realm of T.V. seriesparticipating in Seven Types of Ambiguity (2017), Patrick Melrose (2018), Mr. Corman (2021), and starring in the miniseries Love Me (2021).
Among his most recent projects we find the science fiction films Mortal Engines (2018) and no time to love (2022), as well as the dramas the great famine (2018), Hearts and Bones (2019), y Lone Wolf (2021).
But it doesn’t end here Hugo Weaving’s careersince this same year two other films are pending release: The Royal Hotelof Kitty Greeny The Roosterof Mark Leonard WinterBoth Australian.
Now that you know what what happened to Hugo Weavingwe invite you to discover other celebrities such as Brendan Fraser, one of the biggest comedy movie stars of the late nineties or Gérard Depardieu, the actor from Cyrano de Bergerac and Obelix, who lives surrounded by controversy.
Every week we will publish new stories of other mythical actresses and actors whose lives also took an unexpected turn as in the case of Hugo Weaving, the former agent Smith and Elrond.