Hugo Weaving on Agent Smith and The Matrix

Hugo Weaving on Agent Smith and The Matrix
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Actor Hugo Weaving in conversation with Margaret Leask.

In this clip Hugo talks about his iconic role as Agent Smith in the seminal film The Matrix (The Wachowskis, US-Australia, 1999).

Hugo describes meeting the film's directors, the Wachowskis; rigorous training in LA with his fellow actors, including Keanu Reeves; and shooting at the newly opened Fox Studios in Sydney.

Hugo is one of Australia’s most recognisable actors, having appeared in dozens of roles on TV and in film, in Australia and internationally.

He played Martin in Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse, Australia, 1991), Mitzi Del Bra in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, Australia, 1994), and Elrond in The Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson, New Zealand-US, 2001–2003) and The Hobbit (Peter Jackson, New Zealand-US, 2012–14).