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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.
When P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) loses his business when the company goes bankrupt, he's left to search for another job to keep a roof, albeit a leaking one, over his head. He just wants a better life for his wife Charity (Michelle Williams) and children, and one day has the most fantastic idea of open Barnum's American Museum of Curiosity. Soon he puts together a travelling circus, a freak show featuring giants and dwarves, Siamese twins and bearded ladies. But for him it isn't about exploiting people who are different for the entertainment of the general public, it's about encouraging them to be part of a dance and acrobatic show to celebrate what's special about them. To many people today, there really is no difference between the two, but it's safe to say that his unique venture made Barnum the greatest showman who ever lived.
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Hugh Jackman and Debora-Lee Furness Jackman at the David Lynch Foundation event A National Night Of Laughter And Song. Held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington DC, District Of Columbia, United States - Monday 5th June 2017
Ten brave stars that lived through cancer.
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 2012
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'Eddie the Eagle' made it's European premiere at the Odeon in London yesterday (March 17th 2016) and with it came a host of British stars as well as Hugh Jackman, who flew over the pond to re-unite with co-star Taron Egerton and, of course, the movie's subject Eddie Edwards himself.
Hugh Jackman, Eddie Edwards and Taron Egerton hang out at 'Eddie The Eagle' premiere
The comedy biopic saw 'Kingsman' star Taron Egerton in the role of the titular Olympic ski jump legend; a man who became famous not for his exceptional talent on the slopes, but indeed for his distinct lack of such and yet overwhelming determination and perseverance that struck accord with the whole nation at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
The retelling of the classic children’s tale has failed to find an audience this weekend at US cinemas.
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.
Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard in Pan.
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.
Continue reading: 'Pan' Bombs At US Box Office, As 'The Martian' Holds Tight
The actor admits his children are the most difficult to impress with his movies.
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."
Hugh Jackman likes playing the bad guy
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.
Continue reading: Pan Lets Hugh Jackman Explore His Dark Side
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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Brosnan, who played Bond between 1994 and 2005, believes that Idris Elba probably won't be the next 007 actor and that makers will opt for a white male.
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.”
Pierce Brosnan reckons the next Bond actor will be a white male
Continue reading: Pierce Brosnan Says The New James Bond Will Be White And Male
Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara and Cara Delevingne were among the film’s star to hit the red carpet in London’s West End.
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 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.”
The 'Legend' actor has intimated that he, like anybody, would be interested in portraying 007 on the big screen.
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?”
Tom Hardy would be interested in playing James Bond
Continue reading: Tom Hardy Added To The List Of Possible Future James Bond Actors
Hugh Jackman has revealed he was once in talks to play James Bond. Now, with his time as Wolverine drawing to a close, he would “seriously considering” taking on the iconic role.
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 Jackman at the premiere of Dukale's Dream in New York, June 2015.
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman On Playing James Bond: “I’d Seriously Consider It”
Date of birth
12th October, 1968
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