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Archive: Hugo Weaving

Date posted: 12 Mar 2012Author: STC Production: Endgame, Macbeth

Hugo Weaving has worked with us on more than 20 productions, readings and workshops. Here we revisit some of the highlights...

Hugo's first show with us was back in 1982, when he appeared in Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It with You as '1st Man' in a cast that included Geoffrey Rush as well as Hugo's Liaisons co-stars Heather Mitchell and Jane Harders. 1982 was a big year, as this was the first of five plays Hugo performed with STC that year, back to back. Next was a production of A Map of the World, written and directed by David Hare and co-starring Roshan Seth and Tim Robertson, all pictured below. (Photo: Branco Gaica)

 

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After this, Hugo played Seyton in a Richard Wherrett-directed production of Macbeth, which also featured John Bell, Robyn Nevin, Colin Friels and Heather Mitchell, followed by David Williamson's The Perfectionist (pictured; photo: Dennis del Favero), which later toured to the USA. The year ended with Hugo playing 'One of the Three Young Men' in a production of Pirandello's As You Desire Me.

 

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The following year, 1983, was another busy one, starting with a spectacular production of Congreve's The Way of the World, in which Hugo played Petulant alongside a fabulous cast that included Ruth Cracknell and Drew Forsythe. (Photo: S. Edwards)

 

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Next up was the premiere of Thomas Keneally's Gossip from the Forest, alongside Michael O'Neill, Linda Nagle and David Franklin. (Photo: Brett Hilder)

 

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Finally that year, Hugo appeared as Trofimov in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, directed by Rodney Fisher, and also starring Odile le Clezio. (Photo: Dennis del Favero)

 

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In 1986, a very dapper looking Hugo performed alongside Geoff Morrell in The Madras House. (Photo: Andrew Southam)

 

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Three years later, Hugo returned for another David Hare play The Secret Rapture, in which he performed alongside his Liaisons Dangereuses co-stars Pamela Rabe and Heather Mitchell (pictured). (Photo: Branco Gaica)

 

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In 1994, Hugo played Bernard Nightingale in a production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia alongside Helen Thomson. (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

 

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Hugo paired up with Angie Milliken in 2000 for a Gale Edwards-directed production of The White Devil, which featured an enormous cast that included Paula Arundell, Bruce Spence and Heather Mitchell. (Photo: Robert McFarlane)

 

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In 2003, he played Henry in Stoppard's The Real Thing, again alongside Milliken. (Photo: Tania Kelley)

 

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The following year, sporting some impressive facial hair, Hugo joined a stellar cast for a Robyn Nevin directed production of Hedda Gabler, alongside Justine Clarke and Cate Blanchett. (Photo: Heidrun Löhr)

 

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In 2007, he played the aging rocker John in our Artistic Director Andrew Upton's Riflemind, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. (Photo: Brett Boardman)

 

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After a three-year break from STC, Hugo returned in 2010 to play Astrov in Uncle Vanya, opposite Richard Roxburgh in the title role. This production toured to Washington in 2011 and went to the Lincoln Center in 2012. (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)

 

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In 2012, he played the seductive Vicomte de Valmont in Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, together here with Justine Clarke. (Photo: Brett Boardman)

 

Hugo Liaisons

 

In 2013, he and Richard Roxburgh shone as Vladimir and Estragon, respectively, in Samuel Beckett's classic Waiting for Godot. (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)

 

Waiting for Godot

 

In 2014, he took on one of Shakespeare's titanic creations, Macbeth. (Photo: Brett Boardman)

 

 

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