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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.

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Artists Imagine Celebs As The Next James Bond

Hugh Jackman - With this in mind DesignCrowd, the virtual design studio with almost half a million designers, thought it would run a fun contest asking its community of designers to create images of who they thought the next James Bond should be. - New South Wales, Australia - Tuesday 17th November 2015

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'Pan' Bombs At US Box Office, As 'The Martian' Holds Tight

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Pan has failed to take flight at the box office this weekend, debuting with a disappointing estimated $15.5 million total and taking third place. Joe Wright’s retelling of the classic tale stars newcomer Levi Miller as Peter Pan and Hugh Jackman as Captain Blackbeard.

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Pan was rolled out in more than 3,500 US theatres this weekend, but studio Warner Bros will be hoping it does better when it hits more markets. The film, which cost over $150 million to make, had been scheduled to hit cinemas back in July, but was pushed back earlier this year.

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Pan Lets Hugh Jackman Explore His Dark Side

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In the new adventure fantasy origin movie Pan, Hugh Jackman finally gets a chance to play the villain of the piece. "That nice guy stuff is boring," he laughs about his reputation as the nicest actor in the world, adding that he is "perpetually curious and hungry, wanting to get better."

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Jackman plays Captain Blackbeard in the movie, a character who is only mentioned once in J.M. Barrie's original Peter Pan novel. "There's one line - page 53 - that Hook originally learned his trade as the bosun for Blackbeard," Jackman explains.

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Pan Review


After several high-profile grown-up movies (from Atonement to Anna Karenina), director Joe Wright aims this Peter Pan origin story squarely at children. So while it's far too manic and broad for adults, this adventure will be the most exciting movie any 8-year-old has seen in years. It's colourful and fantastical, and it thankfully doesn't indulge in reworking the beloved J.M. Barrie stories. Instead, it imagines an action-packed prequel universe.

As German bombs fall on London during the Blitz, young Peter (Levi Miller) is up to all kinds of mischief in the grim orphanage overseen by Mother Barnabas (Kathy Burke), who sells bad boys to airborne pirates. Sure enough, one night Peter is taken, sailing into the sky to Neverland, where he is sent to work in the mines for the swaggering, heartless Captain Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). In the mines Peter is befriended by the adventurer Hook (Garrett Hedlund), and when Peter discovers that he can fly they make their escape. Blackbeard chases them out into the woods, where they take refuge with Princess Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and her tribe, which is convinced that Peter is the child of a prophecy that will lead the fairy kingdom to freedom. But just when Peter learns who his parents really were, Blackbeard catches up with them.

This is an old-school kids' movie, packed with larger-than-life characters and outrageously imaginative action sequences that make the most of the 3D cinematography. Yes, there's so much digital trickery going on that the movie is essentially a cartoon, but it's so vividly explosive that it's a lot of fun to watch. And many of the big set-pieces are genuinely thrilling. There's also quite a lot of fun to be had in the way the story twists the familiar characters around. Obviously, Hook couldn't have always been a bad guy; here he's one of the heroes, and he still has both hands, which hints that further prequel adventures may be on the cards.

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New York Premiere Of 'Pan'

Hugh Jackman , Rooney Mara - New York premiere of 'Pan' - Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Sunday 4th October 2015

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The 2015 Global Citizen Festival

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Pierce Brosnan Says The New James Bond Will Be White And Male

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Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan reckons that the next star to play 007 will be a white male. For months now, the rumour has been that ‘Luther’ actor Idris Elba would be the next actor cast as the suave British spy, but Brosnan doesn’t believe that the producers will be making that move yet.

“Anything is possible for sure, but I think he'll be male and he'll be white,” he told The Press Association in an interview on Wednesday (September 23rd). However, the 62 year old Irish star did add that “there's wonderful black actors out there who could be James Bond, and there's no reason why you cannot have a black James Bond.”

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Hugh Jackman In London

Hugh Jackman - Hugh Jackman out in London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 22nd September 2015

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World Premiere Of 'Pan' - Arrivals

Hugh Jackman - World Premiere of 'Pan' held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 20th September 2015

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Hugh Jackman And The Cast Of 'Pan' Turn London Into Neverland For World Premiere [Pictures]

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London’s Leicester Square was transformed into Neverland on Sunday (September 21st) for the world premiere of Joe Wright’s Pan. Stars Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara and Cara Delevingne all walked the blue carpet along with 12 year old newcomer Levi Miller who plays Peter Pan in the fantasy adventure.

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman and wife Deborra-lee Furnes at the world premiere of Pan.

Speaking at the premiere Jackman, who plays pirate Blackbeard, said, “The movie was so much fun. It was like nothing I had done before. We had the biggest set that's ever been built. You are playing a pirate and you are in Neverland. What's not to like? It was just awesome.”

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Tom Hardy Added To The List Of Possible Future James Bond Actors

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With speculation mounting as to who might be playing the next James Bond if Spectre turns out to be Daniel Craig’s final movie, Tom Hardy has put himself forward as a candidate, saying that he would consider playing the British spy.

Speaking to Sky News, the 37 year old English actor didn’t say whether or not he’d actually been approached for the part. However, when asked by the interviewer, the high-profile star replied: “I think anybody would consider doing Bond, wouldn't they?”

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Hugh Jackman On Playing James Bond: “I’d Seriously Consider It”

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Hugh Jackman may be hanging up his Wolverine claws but he’s keeping his options open when it comes to other iconic roles. In a recent televised interview, the 46-year-old Australian born actor revealed he would “seriously consider” taking on the role of James Bond.

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman at the premiere of Dukale's Dream in New York, June 2015.

Read More: Hugh Jackman Asks Fans What They Want To See In His Final Appearance As Wolverine In 2017.

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Hugh Jackman Among Hosts Of Global Citizen Festival 2015

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Hugh Jackman and Stephen Colbert have been announced as some of the big name hosts of next month’s Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park.

The Global Citizen Festival, which was launched in 2012 as part of 15 year campaign to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2030, made the announcement via its website on Thursday morning (August 13th).

Salma Hayek, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington and Deborra-Lee Furness, Jackman’s wife, have also been confirmed as emcees for the free-ticket event which takes place in Central Park on September 26th this year.

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Hugh Jackman Asks Fans What They Want To See In His Final Appearance As Wolverine In 2017

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Hugh Jackman has shared the first promotional image from his last appearance as Wolverine on Twitter. He’s also asked fans what they would like to see from his final appearance as the clawed mutant superhero, in 50 words or less. 

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Pan - International Trailer

Peter was but a small boy when he was left at an orphanage by his mother, with no belongings other than a small metal pan around his neck. For some years, he grew up with no knowledge of why he his mother left him, but things become clear when he discovers the mystical world of Neverland. 'Pan' takes us back to the very beginning of Peter Pan's story, from his unlikely friendship with James Hook to when Blackbeard was his arch nemesis, fighting in a land above the clouds, where ships sail the air and giant crocodiles lurk beneath the mermaids' lagoon. Soon Peter learns that he was prophecised to return to the land and defeat Blackbeard, with his ability to fly and his unwavering bravery being his only tools. This is a boy who never wants to grow up, but he's about to realise that sometimes maturity and responsibility falls on you without choice.

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12th October, 1968








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