Hugo Attends Sydney Biennale Opening

Note: This is an archived entry that’s over two years old. While I have ensured that all photos are restored, some links may no longer work. If you encounter any dead links, let me know and I’ll try to find a copy of the material.

Seems earlier reports that Hugo Weaving was already in Queensland filming Mystery Road were a bit premature… to be fair, the Daily Telegraph didn’t report any specific Hugo sightings on the set, just that he might be among actors soon to be seen by the locals and that costar Aaron Pedersen was already there. Hugo has a supporting role in the film, so it’s likely he can schedule his scenes after completing Uncle Vanya’s New York engagement later this month. It’s also possible he already has (or will) put in an appearance in Queensland while juggling other commitments; the important thing is he’s busy on two very exciting projects, and we’ll just have to wait and see how things pan out.

But Hugo has been repeatedly seen in Sydney in recent days, and put in an appearance at the Sydney Biennale opening night festivities last Thursday (June 28)… yes, there are pics. 😉 The first appeared on the Canberra Contemporary Art Spaces Social Pages  blog, the second two at The Daily Telegraph.  IFC reporter Terri Schwartz has also been mercilessly teasing a new Hugo Weaving interview on her Twitter feed; she promises lots of enthusiastic discussion of Cloud Atlas, and hints that Hugo will confirm playing a female character (mostly likely Nurse Noakes, from the Timothy Cavendish plotline, a longstanding rumor.) The interview will be posted at IFCtv soon, and needless to say, I’ll provide all the necessary links/info when that happens.

But first, those pics:

Hugo Weaving with Natalie Thomas; Photo by David Broker/ CCAS

Hugo Weaving with Marah Braye, Gerald and Lyn McMaster. Photo: Angelo Soulas/The Daily Telegraph

Hugo Weaving with Marah Braye, Gerald and Lyn McMaster. Photo: Angelo Soulas/The Daily Telegraph

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