Did You Know? Popular Hollywood Actor, Agent Smith in Matrix, Lord of the Ring Star Was Born in Ibadan

One of the ways to boast of one’s hometown is reeling out iconic events that have happened in the past and stating iconic people who are born and have lived there. It may however interest you to know that the famous British Actor, Hugo Weaving birth place is Nigeria. Ibadan, Oyo State capital to be precise.

OyoAffairs.net gathered that Weaving who is famous for his role in Matrix and some other great Hollywood movies, was born in the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, Nigeria.

Hugo Weaving’s action role movies have always been enjoyed by his fans all over the world, especially those who enjoy Hollywood films. He acted as agent Smith in Matrix Trilogy. Other Hollywood films in which he featured include — The Lord of the Rings were he acted as Elrond, the hobbit film trilogy, V in V for Vendetta, and as Red Skull in Captain America.

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Though you may have seen most of his movies before, you may not know that this great actor was born in Ibadan, the largest city in West Africa. Hugo was born on April 4, 1960. His parents are both English, his mother Ann Lennard worked as a tour guide, and also a teacher while his father, Wallace Weaving was a Seismologist.

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As a child he often tours Britain, Australia, and Nigeria his birthplace. He has featured in many movies, television, and theatre movies. He got more recognition in movies like Matrix Trilogy and the Lord of the Rings.

These movies gave his career more boost and increased his international ratings for the spectacular roles he played in these films.

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Those films were an outstanding success and were watched all over the world.

So when next you come across Hugo Weaving movies be informed that he was born in Africa, Ibadan Nigeria.


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