In Peter Jackson's movie trilogy, Elrond is portrayed by the talented Australian actor, Hugo Weaving. Weaving is an actor of tremendous range - put Elrond alongside Agent Smith from 'The Matrix' and Mitzi from 'Priscilla' and you'll see what I mean: each character is different, but each is completely believable.
"Hugo has a strong physical screen presence and vocal strength that I felt made him perfect for both roles. In 'Matrix' he was able to use these qualities to subtly project his character as an A.I. agent and, in 'The Lord of the Rings,' the calm, centered, otherworldly peace and power of the Elves." - Barrie Osborne, producer of 'The Matrix' and 'Lord of the Rings'
Name: Hugo Wallace Weaving
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Date of Birth: April 4 1960
Parents: Wallace and Anne Weaving
Siblings: older brother Simon and younger sister Anna
Partner: artist Katrina Greenwood (1984 - present)
Children: Harry (b. 1989) and Holly (b. 1993).
"Hugo is a director's dream. It's not just his talent, it's also his temperament. He's a great bloke with a terrific sense of humor. And Elrond was a tough character to play, one of the toughest in the trilogy, because he has to impart so much story exposition. But Hugo managed to find depth and dimension and a real sense of humanity in the character." - Peter Jackson