Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Footage Comments Quotes RSS

Biography

Hugh Jackman (born 12.10.1968) is an Australian actor, best known for his role as Wolverine in X-Men.

Childhood: Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, Australia. His parents, Grace Watson and Chris Jackman were English and Hugh was the youngest of five siblings. His mother left when Hugh was just eight years old and the children lived with their father, who was a Cambridge University-educated accountant.

Whilst studying at Knox Grammar School, Hugh starred in a production of My Fair Lady. He graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney with a BA in Communications, and a major in journalism.

Using money left to him by his grandmother, Jackman attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He graduated in 1994.

Early Acting Career: Hugh Jackman's earliest film credits were in Paperback Hero and Erskineville Kings. His stage work includes performances in Beauty and the Beast and Sunset Boulevard. In 1998, his established himself in the UK when he played Curly in the Royal National Theatre production of Oklahoma!

In 2006, Hugh Jackman was chosen to replace Russell Crowe in Australia, the Baz Luhrmann film that also starred Nicole Kidman.

Big Break: Hugh Jackman's breakthrough came when he was chosen to play Wolverine in the Bryan Singer adaptation of the comic book series, X-Men. He later returned to the role in the two sequels, X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand.

In 2001, Hugh Jackman was nominated for a Golden Globe award for his role in Kate & Leopold, in which he was the male lead. That year, he also starred in Swordfish, a film that also starred John Travolta and Halle Berry, his X-Men co-star.

In 2004, Jackman took the lead role in the vampire movie Van Helsing.

2005 saw Jackman undertake his most challenging film role to date. In The Fountain, Jackman played three different roles and has stated in interviews that it was both physically and emotionally demanding.

Hugh Jackman's next film appearance was in the 2006 film The Prestige, which featured performances from Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson and Michael Caine.

2006 also saw Hugh provide voices for two animated movies, Happy Feet and Flushed Away.

Hugh Jackman was cited as a potential James Bond actor, but lost out on the role, to Daniel Craig

Personal Life: In 1996, Hugh Jackman married Deborra-Lee Furness. They had met on the set of Correlli, Jackman's first TV acting role. After Furness suffered two miscarriages, the couple adopted two children, Oscar (b.2000) and Eva (b.2005). The family live in Melbourne.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Footloose And Cancer-Free: Mr T, Kylie Minogue And More Who Beat The Big C


Mr T Hugh Jackman Sharon Osbourne Kylie Minogue Ben Stiller

Cancer is a foul disease that leaves suffering and death in its wake far too often. No amount of money or fame can protect you from it, but very often it can be beaten. When a celebrity overcomes such a hurdle in their lives, it's an inspiration to regular people everywhere.

Here are just a few stars who have been struck and struck back at cancer and survived: 

Mr T snapped out and about in 2012Mr T snapped out and about in 2012

Continue reading: Footloose And Cancer-Free: Mr T, Kylie Minogue And More Who Beat The Big C

Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams on the film set of 'The Greatest Showman on Earth' in New York - New York, United States - Saturday 1st April 2017

Michelle Williams and Hugh Jackman
Michelle Williams and Hugh Jackman
Michelle Williams and Hugh Jackman
Michelle Williams and Hugh Jackman
Michelle Williams and Hugh Jackman
Michelle Williams and Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman On 'One Of The Great' Actors Patrick Stewart


Hugh Jackman Patrick Stewart

If you have ever seen them together off the set of 'Logan', you will know that Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart make very great friends indeed. After working together on the 'X-Men' and 'Wolverine' films for seventeen years, they have developed quite the bond - a chemistry obvious in their latest film 'Logan'.

LoganHugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart star in 'Logan'

'Logan' may well be the last time Hugh and Patrick play their respective roles of Wolverine and Professor X, and that only made this third and final Wolverine movie all the more intense. These characters are facing troubles they've never had before as age finally catches up with them - a factor that both the actors can relate to as they hang up their X-Men boots.

Continue reading: Hugh Jackman On 'One Of The Great' Actors Patrick Stewart

Hugh Jackman Got Personal For Logan


Hugh Jackman

A year or so ago, Hugh Jackman announced that he would hang up his adamantium claws after playing Wolverine one last time. And now here's Logan, the genre-busting conclusion to Jackman's portrayal of the character over 17 years in nine movies. Dark and intense, the film takes a far more grown-up approach to the complex mutant.

LoganHugh Jackman stars in 'Logan'

Jackman is happy with his decision to retire from the role, although he admits that there was one thing that might have made him stick around for a few more movies: an Avengers crossover. "If that was on the table when I made my decision, it certainly would have made me pause. That's for sure," he says. "Because I always love the idea of him within that dynamic, with the Hulk obviously, with Iron Man."

Continue reading: Hugh Jackman Got Personal For Logan

Logan Review

Excellent

Hugh Jackman returns to his signature role one last time (so he says), reuniting with filmmaker James Mangold, who also directed 2013's The Wolverine. But this doesn't feel like any other X-Men movie; it strikes a sombre, gritty tone from the start to take the audience on a dark and rather brutal road trip. So while it feels rather long and repetitive, the movie also has a strong emotional kick.

It's set in the year 2029, when mutants have been wiped off the planet, and no new ones have been born for years. Hiding out in a drunken haze as a Texas limo driver, Logan aka Wolverine (Jackman) has stashed Charles aka Professor X (Patrick Stewart) across the border in Mexico, watched over by albino caretaker Caliban (Stephen Merchant). Then a nurse (Elizabeth Rodriguez) appears asking for Logan's help to transport the young Laura (Dafne Keen) to North Dakota. And Laura clearly has a genetic connection with Logan. It also turns out that she has escaped from a Mexico City hospital, so as Logan, Charles and Laura hit the road, the ruthless henchman Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and sinister Dr Rice (Richard E. Grant) are hot on their trail.

Mangold holds all of this in careful control, never tipping over into the usual whiz-bang Hollywood superhero action chaos (the violence is especially grisly). The story moves at a steady pace that adds an involving note of desperation to each sequence. This also makes the movie feel a bit repetitive and even wheel-spinning at times. Since the baddies are able to stay right on the heroes' heels, it's clear that even a nicely offhandedly sojourn with a farmer (Eriq La Salle) and his family will be short-lived. But the gnawing intensity, while never quite building into proper suspense, gets deep under the skin as it fleshes out the characters.

Continue reading: Logan Review

Hugh Jackman at a screening of 'Logan' - New York, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen
Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen
Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman with James Mangold and Patrick Stewart at the 67th International Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) photocall and press conference for Logan held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel - Berlin, Germany - Friday 17th February 2017

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
James Mangold, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen
James Mangold, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen
James Mangold, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen
Hugh Jackman

Studio Boss Admits Fears Over Dark Tone Of Hugh Jackman's Logan


Hugh Jackman Patrick Stewart

Studio bosses were initially concerned that Logan, the final film in the Wolverine franchise, would be too dark, according to Twentieth Century Fox Film chairman Stacey Snider.

Speaking at an Q&A session, Snider admitted that there was even a debate that the film, which sees Hugh Jackman’s character now past his prime, would be just “freakin’ boring” for audiences.

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman is back as Wolverine in Logan

Continue reading: Studio Boss Admits Fears Over Dark Tone Of Hugh Jackman's Logan

Hugh Jackman Shares News Of His Treatment For Yet Another Bout Of Skin Cancer


Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is a pillar of strength once again as he undergoes his sixth treatment for a basal-cell carcinoma on his nose. While the actor refuses to feel negative about his health situation, he urges the population to lather on the sunscreen when they're out catching rays.

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman gets treated for skin cancer for the sixth time

'Another basal cell carcinoma', he wrote on Instagram, alongside a hospital selfie with a large bandaid on his nose. 'Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well. Looks worse with the dressing on than off. I swear!' He ended the comment with a hashtag appealing to all who read it to wear sunscreen and protect themselves from skin cancer.

Continue reading: Hugh Jackman Shares News Of His Treatment For Yet Another Bout Of Skin Cancer

Logan Trailer


In an almost fourth-wall-breaking episode, the latest installment of the Wolverine movie series acknowledges the 'X-Men' comic book series. But this time Logan is far from the superhero his fans are reading about. Age has finally caught up with him - as it does with everyone - and he's no longer as fast or as agile as he used to be. His injuries don't heal as quickly as they used to either, but he's not the only one dealing with the crippling effect of old age. He's currently caring for Professor X in a hide-out, but their lives are about to become disrupted once again with the arrival of a new mutant. Laura is an 11-year-old girl with powers and abilities that match Logan's own. There are dark forces closing in on her, however, and as much as she is capable of taking care of herself, she needs guidance, protection and discipline from somebody who knows her struggle.

Continue: Logan Trailer

Ryan Reynolds Has NOT Filmed A Scene As Deadpool For 'Logan' Movie


Ryan Reynolds Hugh Jackman

Sorry, Deadpool fans – it looks as if recent reports that Ryan Reynolds’ masked anti-hero will not be making an appearance in the forthcoming movie Logan after all, with the actor himself taking to Twitter to squash the rumours.

On Wednesday (December 28th), a report by movie website The Wrap suggested that Reynolds had donned his mask to shoot a scene for the new film, which is due out in March 2017.

However, the Canadian actor responded to a fan who asked him directly on Twitter whether the rumours were true. “Sadly, not true. Prisoner 24601 is on a solo mission,” he wrote, referring to the movie’s star Hugh Jackman’s prisoner number when he played Jean Valjean in the movie version of Les Miserables.

Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Has NOT Filmed A Scene As Deadpool For 'Logan' Movie

Logan Trailer


Not even a mutant can be powerful forever. Logan aka Wolverine is dealing with the effects that old age are having on his ability to heal, namely the fact that his skin now scars easily and he's constantly in pain. Professor Charles Xavier is also suffering; Alzheimer's has taken over his mind, destroying his memories. But the pair don't even have the X-Men to take care of them anymore, as a new supervillain by the name of Nathaniel Essex with his Essex Corporation is destroying the world as we know it. Logan and Xavier's only chance of defeating Essex lies with a young girl named Laura Kinney who is an exact genetic clone of Wolverine in female form.

Continue: Logan Trailer

Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee Furness seen at the 2016 Gabrielle's Angel Ball held at Cipriani Wall St., New York, United States - Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness

Hugh Jackman Spills The 2017 Release Date Of 'Wolverine 3'


Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman has taken to social media to reveal the title and release date of the third 'Wolverine' movie, and the last in the trilogy. The new film will be called 'Logan', after the character's alias, and is set to arrive on the big screen in the Spring next year.

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman unveils details for 'Logan'

The actor and lead star in the Wolverine franchise opened up with some crucial new details today (October 5th 2016) on what will be the third and final instalment of his X-Men character's stand alone series. It follows 2009's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and 2013's 'The Wolverine'. 

Continue reading: Hugh Jackman Spills The 2017 Release Date Of 'Wolverine 3'

Chelsea Handler on stage alone and with Hugh Jackman at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival held in Central Park, New York City, United States - Sunday 25th September 2016

Chelsea Handler and Hugh Jackman
Chelsea Handler
Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Footage Comments Quotes RSS
Advertisement

Hugh Jackman

Date of birth

12th October, 1968

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.88




Instagram



Popular

Advertisement
Advertisement

Hugh Jackman Movies

Logan Movie Review

Logan Movie Review

Hugh Jackman returns to his signature role one last time (so he says), reuniting with...

Logan Trailer

Logan Trailer

In an almost fourth-wall-breaking episode, the latest installment of the Wolverine movie series acknowledges the...

Logan Trailer

Logan Trailer

Not even a mutant can be powerful forever. Logan aka Wolverine is dealing with the...

X-Men Apocalypse Trailer

X-Men Apocalypse Trailer

X-Men Apocalypse comes as the ninth instalment in the X-Men film series and stars Jennifer...

X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Review

X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Review

This closing chapter of the First Class trilogy falls into the same trap as The...

Eddie the Eagle Movie Review

Eddie the Eagle Movie Review

Based on the true story of an unapologetic underdog who never won anything, this British...

Advertisement
Eddie The Eagle Trailer

Eddie The Eagle Trailer

Even when Michael Edwards was a small boy, he had huge ambition. Whenever the Olympics...

Pan Movie Review

Pan Movie Review

After several high-profile grown-up movies (from Atonement to Anna Karenina), director Joe Wright aims this...

Pan - International Trailer

Pan - International Trailer

Peter was but a small boy when he was left at an orphanage by his...

Pan Trailer

Pan Trailer

Peter was sent to an orphanage as a young boy with nothing but a small...

Chappie Movie Review

Chappie Movie Review

This is a terrific small film about artificial intelligence wrapped within a much bigger, less...

Chappie Trailer

Chappie Trailer

Mankind has the potential to build wondrous things, yet it also truly fears what it...

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie Review

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie Review

Now in its third instalment, it's clearer than ever that this franchise is based on...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.