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Ian Bliss is an Australian actor, best known for his role as Bane in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, for which he was chosen by the Wachowskis because of his accurate impersonation of Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith), and also his partial resemblance to Weaving. After his appearance in the Matrix sequels, Bliss took minor roles in the feature films Stealth and Superman Returns. He also played the Peacekeeper scientist Drillic in the Farscape episode "Losing Time".
He has also appeared in several Australian television drama series including Heartbreak High, Underbelly, Blue Murder and Canal Road. Stage performances include the lead role in War Horse, in Sydney's Lyric Theatre.
Studied at Rusden College, Blackburn Melbourne. Graduated in 1989, majored in Drama/Dance Bachelor of Education with Evan Meades, Kirsty Reilly and others.
- Palathingal, George (28 March 2013). "My perfect weekend: Ian Bliss, actor". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 7 April 2014.
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