Hugo Weaving

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Hugo Wallace Weaving
Biographical Information
LifetimeApril 4, 1960
PortrayedElrond in:
The Lord of the Rings (film series)
The Hobbit (film series).

Hugo Wallace Weaving (born 1960) is an Australian actor who portrayed Elrond in The Lord of the Rings (film series) and in The Hobbit (film series).


Elrond is a fount of knowledge and wisdom: he knows a great deal about the history of the Ring and understands not just what has happened but what might happen.

Whatever the outcome, the Elves will leave Middle-earth and be forgotten. There is, therefore, a sadness about Elrond which made me decide that - although he is an Elf - he also needed to have humanity, and that is what I have tried to bring to my performance.

Having agreed to play Elrond, I realized how much had to be worked out about this character: the idea of portraying someone who is immortal, for one thing; plus the fact he is noble, wise, powerful, good - and beautiful! I began to think that he was altogether impossible to play!


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