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Hugo's Biography

Full Name Hugo Wallace Weaving
Birth date 4th April 1960
Birthplace Abuja, Nigeria
Hair Colour Blonde
Eyes Blue
Height 6ft 2in
Partner Katrina Greenwood
Children Harry and Holly
Simon and HugoHugo was born on April 4th 1960 in the Nigerian town of Abuja. The family moved from Nigeria before he was 1 year old. He has an older brother Simon and a younger sister Anna Jane. His father worked in the computer industry. He was diagnosed as an epileptic when he was 13 and has taken medication ever since.
Over time the family resided in England, Australia, then back to England, from there they went to South Africa before coming back to England again.

In England he attended Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School in Bristol and while there he excelled in history achieving an A in his O-level examination, he also showed promise in some the theatre productions there.

In 1976 at the age of 16 his family moved permanently back to Australia where he attended the Knox Grammar School to finish his education. In 1981 he graduated from NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) and has since then worked extensively in film, television and theatre.

Hugo,Harry and Holly
Hugo and KatrinaHugo has received several awards for his work. In 1991 he won an AFI (Australian Film Institute) award for best actor for his work on the film Proof. In 1994 he received an AFI award nomination for Priscilla Queen of the Desert. He won best actor again in 1998 for the film The Interview. In the same year he won Australian Star of the Year and was awarded the best acting prize at the Montreal Film Festival.

See the filmography page for a list of Hugo’s film and TV appearances, and the theatre page for a list of his stage appearances.