Ian Bliss (born 1966) 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.[1]

Bliss also appeared on the episode 8 of the 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific as Capt. Le Francois. Bliss also appeared in season 6 of Wentworth, and surf series The Reef.

Bliss is also married to fellow Australian Actress Jacquie Brennan.


  1. ^ Palathingal, George (28 March 2013). "My perfect weekend: Ian Bliss, actor". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 7 April 2014.

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