Hugo Attends Hope For Orphans Japan Charity Event

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After a lot of mystery and speculation about various events Hugo Weaving might attend this past week or so, I’m thrilled to report that he opted for the most meaningful one, the Hope for Orphans Japan charity benefit in Sydney last night. There’s only one image thusfar, which originated at WireImage and LIFE’s photo site… but it’s a great one:

(L to R: Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, Sam Neill, David Wenham, Althea Gold)  Photo by Zak Kaczmaerek/WireImage

This is the only photo I’ve found of Hugo, but Wireimage has a gallery of other photos featuring Sam Neill and Bryan Brown (who hosted the event) and some of the other attendees. The charity raises funds  to help orphans in Japan’s Iwate prefecture whose lives were devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country’s eastern coast earlier this year.  I’ll add any additional news items or photos that become available as I find them.

This confirms that the cast of Uncle Vanya are as yet in Sydney, though with an August 4 premiere in Washington DC, they likely won’t be there long. I have to say Hugo’s priorities have really impressed me once again this week. 🙂

THIS JUST IN: Moviefone has debuted the first poster for Happy Feet Two, which hits theaters in November. No new info on Hugo’s character (one presumes he’ll be voicing the crochety old Noah the Elder again, but this isn’t confirmed.) The marketing is emohasizing the hyper-cute baby penguins as always, but at least this time Hugo’s name is on the poster. 😉


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