Hugo Wallace Weaving (born 4 April 1960) is an Australian-British film and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Agent Smith in the sci-fi action The Matrix trilogy (1999-2003) and Elrond in the epic fantasy adventure films of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012-2014). Weaving's first major role was in the 1984 Australian television seriesBodyline, as the English cricket captain Douglas Jardine. He first rose to prominence for his performance as Martin in the Australian drama Proof (1991). Other notable works include Tick in the comedy-drama The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994);V in the political thriller V for Vendetta (2006); Red Skull in the superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and multiple roles in the epic science fiction film Cloud Atlas (2012). He has also provided the voice Rex in Babe, Noah in Happy Feetand Happy Feet Two and Megatron in the Transformers film series as well as starring in numerous Australian character dramas. He has received many award nominations and wins during his career, including a Satellite Award, an MTV Movie Award and severalAustralian Film Institute Awards.