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.
It's the fifth time the actor has undergone surgery for basal cell.
While onscreen he might be known as a superhero with rapid healing powers, in reality Hugh Jackman is far from it as he reveals that he has undergone treatment for skin cancer for the fifth time in three years. He posted a post-op photo over social media accompanied by a plea for people to wear sunscreen.
Hugh Jackman puts on brave face after fifth cancer diagnosis
Living in Australia, Jackman is environmentally prone to suffer complications with basal cell carcinomas, but since he discovered his first one back in 2013, it's become a regular occurence for the 'Wolverine' actor. He posted a photo of his bandaged nose on Instagram (for the third time!) alongside a message to his fans about the dangers of sun.
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman Unveils A New Post-Op Cancer Treatment Photo
Actor Hugh Jackman is recovering after his fifth skin cancer surgery in two years.
The Les Miserables star had his first procedure in late 2013 after noticing a mark on his nose, and he has spoken out repeatedly about the dangers of skin cancer ever since.
On Monday (08Feb16), the 47-year-old took to Instagram to share a picture of himself wearing a bandage across the bridge of his nose, informing fans he'd had a fifth skin cancer spot removed.
"'An example of what happens when you don't wear sunscreen," he wrote in the caption. "Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless, PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups."
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman Has Fifth Skin Cancer In Two Years Removed
Hugh Jackman Was Ashamed Of Himself For Not Realising This Year's (16) Top Oscar Nominees Were All White When He First Read The Short List.
The Australian X-Men star, who earned his first Oscar nomination for Les Miserables in 2012, admits he was just as stunned to learn no black actors, directors or films had been shortlisted for the top categories - but only after the #Oscarssowhite uproar broke out on social media following the nominations reveal earlier this month (Jan16).
"It never flagged in my head that this was an issue, and that gave me pause later," Jackman tells People.com. "So this is something that we need to talk about."
It's the second consecutive year diversity at the Academy Awards has become a hot topic, prompting stars like Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and Tyrese Gibson to call for a boycott of the Oscars.
A Car Driven By Stars Including Will Smith, Hugh Jackman, And Benedict Cumberbatch On U.k. Tv Show Top Gear Has Sold For $26,700 (£17,800) At A Charity Auction.
The red Vauxhall Astra is the last ever vehicle used in the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment before the motoring show's hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond left earlier in 2015 after Clarkson's contract was not renewed.
Stars including Ed Sheeran, Tom Hiddleston, and Margot Robbie used the car to race around a test track in Surrey, England in an attempt to reach the top of the leaderboard, which was topped by pop star Olly Murs followed by actors Nicholas Hoult and Aaron Paul.
The Astra was sold on auction site eBay.com to raise money for BEN, a charity for those who have worked in the motor industry, and it sold for $26,700.
Continue reading: Will Smith And Hugh Jackman's Top Gear Car Fetches $27,000 At Auction
Even when Michael Edwards was a small boy, he had huge ambition. Whenever the Olympics were on the TV Eddie would gleefully watch and admire the athletes and their abilities, it was the catalyst that drove Eddie to become a household name.
Though he was a strong skier, Eddie had zero knowledge or ability when it came to Ski jump, but the lack of competition was his in. Eddie decided that he too was going to become an Olympic athlete, HE would appear and represent his country at the winter games.
With no sponsors and everything working against him, Eddie begins training. Accident after accident, bad run after bad run - Eddie tirelessly continues with his quest to somehow reach his goal. Whatever the outcome of Eddie's journey, he's sure to change the sport and the winter Olympics forever.
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Russell Crowe Surprised The Audience At Hugh Jackman's One-man Show In Australia By Appearing Onstage To Perform Their Duet From Les Miserables.
The Gladiator star worked with Hugh on the 2012 movie adaptation of the popular stage show, and he reunited with his former co-star onstage in Sydney on Wednesday night (02Dec15) during musical extravaganza Hugh Jackman: Broadway to Oz.
They performed their characters' duet The Confrontation, which they previously belted out during a party in New York City in 2012.
Hugh tweeted a picture of the pair posing together during a rehearsal at the Qantus Credit Union Arena, formerly the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and wrote, "@russellcrowe awesome sharing the stage with you tonight mate! #BroadwayToOz" and Russell replied, "What a privilege for me, thank you so much man."
Continue reading: Russell Crowe Sings With Hugh Jackman At Australian Show
Hugh Jackman Paid Tribute To His Wife Deborra-lee Furness By Singing To The Actress At Her Star-studded 60th Birthday Party.
Deborra reaches the milestone on 8 December (15), but her husband marked the occasion early by putting on a lavish bash at a restaurant in Melbourne's Botanic Gardens on Saturday night (28Nov15).
Guests at the party included Hollywood star Eric Bana and Australian actress Sigrid Thornton, and Hugh proved his love for his wife of nearly 20 years by serenading her, according to the Sydney Daily Telegraph.
The X-Men star also presented Deborra with a video tribute from the couple's famous friends, including Barbra Streisand and Jerry Seinfeld, who were unable to attend the event.
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman Serenades Wife At 60th Birthday Party
Hugh Jackman Gave Away Free Tickets To A Full Dress Rehearsal Of His New Australian Theatre Show To Local Charities.
The X-Men star launched his Hugh Jackman: Broadway to Oz shows in Melbourne on Wednesday night (25Nov15), ahead of a tour with stops in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.
He performed a practice run on Tuesday (24Nov15) to perfect his cabaret-style routine, and Hugh invited an audience of charity workers and needy Australians to watch for free.
The Australian star admits he took the idea from U.S. funnyman Jay Leno, who performed a series of free shows for unemployed workers in poverty-hit Detroit, Michigan during the global financial crisis.
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman Performs Stage Show For Charity
Co-stars Hugh Jackman And Taron Egerton Are Teaming Up To Sing On The Soundtrack For Their Movie Eddie The Eagle.
The X-Men actor, who has previously shown off his singing skills in musical theatre and in 2012 movie Les Miserables, will perform on the track Thrill Me for the sporting drama, about hapless English ski jumper Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, played by Egerton.
The 26-year-old Brit, who rose to fame in 2014 action movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, will join Jackman on the track, which is set to appear in the film's closing credits.
Producer Matthew Vaughn tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "Even though he can clearly sing, Taron had to be persuaded... Hugh had to be persuaded to sing, too."
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman And Taron Egerton Team Up For Eddie The Eagle Soundtrack
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
Hollywood Is Taking Another Bite At The Tale Of Vampire Killer Van Helsing.
Screenwriters Jon Spaihts and Eric Heisserer have been recruited by bosses at Universal to co-write a remake of the 2004 film, which starred Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale, according to Variety.
Continue reading: Universal Bosses Hire Top Screenwriters For Van Helsing Remake
Date of birth
12th October, 1968
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