Jacqueline Ruth Weaver is an Australian theatre, film, and television actress. She is known internationally for her performances in Animal Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook. Weaver emerged in the 1970s as a symbol of the Australian New Wave through her work in Ozploitation films such as Stork. In 2005, she released her autobiography, Much Love, Jac. She is married to her long-term boyfriend, Jac, and they have a daughter, Jacie, and a son, Jaxon. Jacie has also written a number of books, including a children's book and an adult novel.
Weaver has been working in Australian film, stage and television since the 1960s. The turning point in her career came in 1965 just before she was about to go to university and was cast in the Australian TV series Wandjina! In 1963, at the age of 16, Weaver mimed the role of Gretel to the great soprano, Marilyn Richardson. In 1964 at the Palace Theatre in Sydney, Weaver and a number of other Australian singers such as The Delltones and her then-boyfriend Bryan Davies performed a satire on the Gidget movies. In the mid-1960s, she appeared on the Australian music show Bandstand. In one appearance, she sang a 1920s-style pastiche, the novelty song "I Love Onions" Weaver's film debut came with 1971's Stork for which she won her first Australian Film Institute Award. Her stage abilities were recognised with a "Mo" award. In 1980 she appeared in a television production of Sumner Locke Elliot's Water Under the Bridge. Weaver died in a car accident in 2011. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Weaver found it increasingly difficult to gain roles on screen or television. She devoted much of her energy to the Australian stage, starring in plays including A Streetcar Named Desire, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Death of a Salesman, Reg Cribb's Last Cab to Darwin and Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. In 2010, Weaver starred in the Melbourne-set crime thriller Animal Kingdom playing a gang family matriarch.
She was married to David Price from 1966 to 1970, before marrying Max Hensser in 1975. She lived with Phil Davis, a former Sydney crime reporter, for five years until 1981, before she married the radio and television presenter Derryn Hinch in 1983. Weaver had a relationship of many years with Richard Wherrett, director of the Sydney Theatre Company. She had a son, Dylan (b. 1970) with her partner at the time, John Walters. She and Hinch divorced in 1998. She had a second son with Hinch, who she divorced in 2005. She has since had a third child, a daughter, and a son with another man. She is currently married to actor Sean Taylor. The couple have a daughter, Ava, and a son, Sean Taylor Jr. They have been together for more than a decade. She has been married to Sean Taylor since 2010 and they have two children, Sean and Ava. She is currently on tour in Australia.
Weaver was born in Sydney, Australia. Her mother, Edith (née Simpson), was a migrant from England, and her father, Arthur Weaver, was a Sydney solicitor. She attended Hornsby Girls' High School and was Dux of her school. She won a scholarship to study sociology at university, but instead embarked upon an acting career. She is now best known for her role in the film version of The Hobbit, The Descendants. She has also appeared in a number of other major films, including The Hobbit and The Hobbit.
Movies & TV shows
After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a vengeful detective attempts to investigate the case, only to discover that the house is cursed by a ghost. The detective has to do everythin...
A conservative church-choir director moves to San Francisco to run her deceased gay son's drag club.
Never Too Late
It's been a long time since Caine, Bronson, Angus and Wendell—aka ‘The Chain Breakers'—escaped a torturous Vietnamese POW camp. They now find themselves sharing a new prison, The Hogan Hills Retiremen...
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One year after a devastating flood kills five locals in an idyllic country town, a mysterious new plant appears with the power to restore their youth.
A man does everything in his power to keep ownership of a seaside cottage he built with his late wife.
A young actor arrives in Hollywood in 1969 during a time of transition in the industry.
Perpetual Grace LTD
James, a disgraced firefighter turned grifter, seizes a chance, illicit opportunity to reverse his life’s worsening course as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more ...
A woman in a retirement community starts a cheerleading squad with her friends.
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Four thieves were killed in a police shoot out during an armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows don't have anything in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. T...
Life of the Party
Dumped by her husband, longtime housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college. Winding up at the same school as her daughter, Deanna plunges headlong into the campus experience – e...
Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.
The trials and tribulations of car loads of travellers in peak hour morning transit and again on their drive home to find out how the workday turned out is a common occurrence.
A couple who have known each other since 8 are destined to be together until death do them apart.
Out of Blue
An unconventional New Orleans cop named Mike Hoolihan is investigating the murder of a renowned astrophysicist, who was found shot to death in her observatory. As Mike plummets down the rabbit hole of...
The Disaster Artist
An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path that nobody could have predicted, creating the worst movie ever made.
David Stratton: A Cinematic Life
A compelling personal journey with David Stratton, as he relates the fascinating development of our cinema history. David guides us from his boyhood cinema experience of Australia in England, where he...
The Polka King
Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.
A disgraced former cop, fresh off a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder - returns home looking for redemption but winds up trapped in the mess he left behind.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
In the midst of rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley discovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger, including h...
Based on the internationally-acclaimed play by Colette Freedman, the story of 4 estranged sisters who reunite for their mother’s alleged suicide.
Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple investigation unearths an intricate web of crime, corruption, human traff...
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A futuristic love story is set in a world where emotions have been eradicated.
A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.
Last Cab to Darwin
Rex is a loner, and when he's told he doesn't have long to live, he embarks on an epic drive through the Australian outback from Broken Hill to Darwin to die on his own terms; but his journey reveals ...
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they ...
Florence Has Left the Building
Its the annual Christmas Eve concert at the Marigold House Assisted Living Facility. All her friends are dying and Florence wants out. When the facility double books two rival Elvis impersonators, Flo...
A factory worker with a mental illness can either listen to his cat and become a killer or follow his dog's advice and keep trying for normal.
An introverted teen sparks with his new neighbor, and together the couple begins to explore the haunted house that is family has unknowingly just purchased.
Magic in the Moonlight
Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.
After their newly adopted daughter goes missing in a small town, Steven and Shannon will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind her disappearance and the dangerous secret behind the adoption agen...
After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She starts to suspect that this charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly enamored with hi...
November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of ind...
The Five-Year Engagement
Exactly one year after Tom meets Violet, he surprises her with a wedding ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after. However, this engaged couple just keep getting...
Silver Linings Playbook
After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that h...
Hitchhiking home to a family she's never known, Heidi meets Michael. In the stunning orange groves of country Australia, they embark on an adventure, discovering their secrets and lives may be better ...
Three Blind Mice
Three young Navy officers hit Sydney for one last night on land before being shipped over to the Gulf to fight. Sam has been mistreated at sea and is going AWOL, Dean has a fiancé and the future in-la...
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Set in and around 232, an up-market city brothel, Satisfaction reveals the world of five high class escorts and their manager as they juggle the pressures of their private lives with their secret prof...
Lewis, a young amateur theater director, is offered a job with a governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients in a Sydney institution. His project is overrun by one of the pati...
Barbara and Steward are happily married and have three kids. But one day Barbara decides that her children are old enough now and she can quit as housewife and start to study. Against the will of her ...
Dr Cadabra is an eccentric magician who lives in outer space with his son and their pets. Two villains, B.L, when all four are busy elsewhere. Z'Bub and Klaw the Rat King take off with a Cosmic pipe.
This Australian crime drama chronicles the life of notorious, keen witted, acid tongued 1920s Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor. Wormy and diminutive, yet cunning and determined small-time hoodlum Squ...
1 TV show
Water Under the Bridge
Water Under the Bridge is a 1980 mini series based on the 1977 novel by Sumner Locke Elliott.
Do I Have to Kill My Child?
A disturbing drama about a young mother who physically abuses her baby. Feeling overwhelmed and aware that she's not coping after the birth of her third child, she sends desperate cries for help. But ...
Life's tough enough for a woman alone, but with two kids and the depression... it's a bugger! - but not for... CADDIE.
An adaptation of David Williamson's play; John Hargreaves and Peter Cummins star as a good and bad cop who assist a battered wife as she tries to escape her belligerent husband.
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Miranda attended a girls boarding school in Australia during the early 1900s. On February 14th, the school's strict headmistress gives the girls a picnic field trip to Hanging Rock, an unusual but sce...
Tony Petersen, a married electrician and ex-footballer, goes to university to study English. Petersen is odd man out at the uni. He receives extracurricular help from his stuffy professor's beautiful ...
Alvin is your average guy, except for the fact women find him irresistible and chase him everywhere. He tries to avoid them and get psychiatric help but gets used by the psychiatrists as a gigolo to t...
Stork is a gangly young man, a virgin with an overactive imagination who thinks he’s a revolutionary. Bored with a design job at General Motors Holden in Melbourne, he drops out and moves into a share...
The Naked Bunyip
A shy young man is hired by an ad agency to conduct a survey on sex in Australia. The somewhat clueless young man investigates homosexuality, transvestites, prostitution, and strip clubs along with ev...
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