Hugo Wallace Weaving (born 4 April 1960) is an English-Australian actor. He 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), and Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
Weaving’s first television role was in the 1984 Australian television series Bodyline, 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 the roles as Rex the male sheepdog in Babe (1995), Noah the Leading Elder Emperor Penguin in Happy Feet (2006) and Happy Feet Two (2011) and as Megatron in the The Transformers Film Series.
Weaving’s awards for acting include a Satellite Award, MTV Movie Award and six Australian Film Institute Awards.