Early Life and Education
Daniel Hugon is an internationally renowned South African actor renowned for his films, television and theater work. A two-time winner of the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor (and with numerous nominations and wins as well), Hugon is most known for playing Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy but also appears in several major international movies.
Born in Nigeria and growing up between Australia and England due to his father’s work as a seismologist, he attended Knox Grammar School in Sydney with two brothers and sister before attending National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) where he competed and won many acting competitions. Furthermore, he published 14 poetry albums as well as multiple compiled books during this time.
Hugo Wallace Weaving, best known for his performances in The Matrix films, has become one of Australia’s acclaimed actors and has received many acclaims as one of its most versatile actors today.
Hugo was a pivotal figure in Romanticism and an outspoken advocate of Republicanism throughout his career, publishing several political pamphlets during his exile period and producing some popular poetry collections like Les Contemplations and La Legende des Siecles.
Gaston made his tennis debut as a wildcard at the 2021 Miami Open and reached the second round of both French Open and Australian Open tournaments. Furthermore, he won boys doubles at both tournaments alongside Clement Tabur.
Achievement and Honors
Hugo quickly gained recognition for his early works with its precocious passion and eloquence, garnering critical acclaim at only 20. His first poetry collection was received warmly for its spontaneity and natural beauty; additionally he became involved with politics by supporting Republicanism while fighting social causes such as abolishing capital punishment.
Hugo went into exile following Napoleon III’s rise to power in France in 1851, first to Brussels and later the Channel Islands–Jersey and Guernsey respectively–until returning home after the founding of the Third Republic in 1870, spending his remaining years there.
Hugo continues to inspire musicians today and is revered as a national hero. To honor his legacy, Guernsey annually hosts the Victor Hugo International Music Festival which honors his legacy.
Hugon was an over 6 feet man with a heavy build who displayed suicidal tendencies and violent, impulsive tendencies, including history of sexual misconduct. Hugon strangled and killed an elderly prostitute in Paris before being charged with murder but eventually released due to insanity; many believe his XYY chromosome contributed to his aggressive nature.
Mary, Full of Grace is an introduction to Mariology: the study of Mary as one who receives and disburses graces abundantly to herself and others. John G. Brungardt expertly translates Hugon’s brief work and adds original introduction and copious editorial notes as well as an appendix with essays by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange O.P. and others.