Classic Hugo Weaving interview Clips At SBS

Note: This is an archived entry that’s several 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. Some entries may not be up to my current standards as far as photo source and other credits are concerned; if you are a photographer or writer of a piece that lacks appropriate acknowledgement, please let me know and I’ll be happy to add source info.

While I was searching for something unrelated on the Australian network SBS‘s website, I found a treasure trove of old movie interview clips featuring Hugo (and his creative collaborators) discussing films from Priscilla to Little Fish, with possibly the only Hugo-centrix Matrix promotion ever somewhere in the middle. 😉  These are wonderful and I’d never seen them before– SBS doesn’t allow embedding but you can stream the videos directly from the site.

Anyhow, the links are:

Priscilla at Cannes 1994 (in which Hugo divulges an embarrassing old nickname, and the mixed blessing of looking fabulous in fishnets)

Craig Monahan discusses The Interview 1998 (Hugo isn’t directly interviewed but seen in a lot of film footage, and of course is mentioned.)

Matrix Cast and Crew 1999 (Hugo discusses the pandora’s box he opened with this film, its challenges, and handles the obligatory Keanu question with humor and graciousness)

Little Fish Red Carpet (corrected link–sorry!!) (Hugo is charmingly awkward as he usually is in a red carpet situation)

Also, here’s a great pic of Hugo with Geoffrey Rush from 1996, costarring in The Alchemist at Belvoir St Theatre.

I found that while researching ticket info for Rush’s current production of Gogol’s Diary of a Madman at BAM (they had plenty of links about Belvoir St. Theatre). And yes, I was trying to worm some news out of BAM about their possibly booking STC’s Uncle Vanya in the future, but they’re still playing coy about that. 😉

Also: if you’re in the London area, there will be a sneak-preview screening of Hugo’s forthcoming film Oranges & Sunshine on March 30– followed by a chat with director Jim Loach– at the Barbican. The film officially opens April 1 in the UK and April 2 in Australia, with additional international release dates TBA.

BREAKING NEWS: A lot of you have already heard the news, but I’d be remiss not to pass it along: Hugo has indeed won the Best Supporting Actor at the Sydney Theatre Awards. (<<break for rapturous applause>>)  I’d create a new entry just for that, but there are no pics…

According to Sydney Theatre Awards’ Twitter page, “Sadly [Hugo is] not present. Andrew Upton accepts the award and thanks himself. “. ;P I think they’re pulling our leg, and that there was not a ceremony, per se, as no news sources have images from one. For more detailed coverage, go to Sydney Morning Herald, (plus, their list of winners),  The Australian, Stage Whispers or Sydney Theatre awards home page.


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