Released in 1994 and directed by Stephan Elliott, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a drag queen road trip film that won awards for Best Costume Design at both the Oscars and BAFTA awards. Shot in a variety of locations around Australia, the film features actors Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terrance Stamp.
Hugo Weaving was born April 4th, 1960 in Nigeria, as the middle sibling of three children. Much of his early life was spent travelling between Great Britain, Nigeria, and Australia, until his family finally settled down in Sydney. While in Sydney, Weaving attended the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, one of the premier acting colleges in the world.