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Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Hugh Michael Jackman

Birth Date :

October 12, 1968

Birth Place :

Sydney, New South Wales

Spouse :

Deborra-Lee Furness (actress, since 11-Apr-96)

Claim to fame :

As Wolverine in "X-Men" (2000)

Biography


Australian actor Hugh Michael Jackman was born on October 12, 1968 in Sydney, Australia. He is the youngest of the 5 children his English parentage had ever had before they got divorced when Jackman was eight years old. Since the divorce, her mother moved to England and left all of the five children in Australia to be raised by their accountant father.

After completed his education at Sydney University of Technology with a BA in Communications, having majored in journalism, Jackman joined "The Journey," a year acting program held at the Actors Centre in Sydney. Later on he studied drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduated in 1994 and was immediately offered a starring role in the ABC TV prison drama "Correlli" (1995).

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'Pan' Unleashes Official Posters of Blackbeard, Peter and More

November 25, 2014 02:02:30 GMT

The character posters of Warner Bros. Pictures' "" have been unveiled. is seen among the official pictures as the bearded but bald villain, Captain Blackbeard.
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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness Support Yoko Ono at UNICEF's Latest Campaign

November 21, 2014 08:00:57 GMT

and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness were in attendance to support at the launch of UNICEF's new #IMAGINE campaign in New York on Thursday, November 20. The #IMAGINE campaign used 's song "Imagine" as an anthem.
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Hugh Jackman Bleeds During His Broadway Show After Cutting Himself Onstage

November 07, 2014 23:48:25 GMT

accidentally injured himself on stage during his Broadway show. The "" actor sliced the tip of his finger with a knife while chopping a lemon during the preview of his stage show "The River" earlier this week.
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Nicole Kidman to Star in True-Story Tale 'Lion', Hugh Jackman Not Involved

October 31, 2014 06:54:39 GMT

and are reported to reunite in an upcoming movie "", six years after their on-screen romance in "". Empire magazine says that they are going to join , Jackman's co-star in Neill Blomkamp's upcoming "", for the true-story drama. However, Jackman's agent tells The Hollywood Reporter that the hunky actor is not involved in "Lion".
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Hugh Jackman Is 'Fine' After Undergoing Skin Cancer Treatment for the Third Time

October 28, 2014 04:31:06 GMT

is recovering from another skin cancer scare. A representative for the "" actor has told E! News that Jackman received another treatment for Basal Cell Carcinoma and he is "all good." The recent procedure is the third treatment he received in less than a year.
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Hugh Jackman Recalls Joan Rivers' 'Uplifting' Funeral

September 12, 2014 03:07:44 GMT

who performed at ' funeral on Sunday, September 7 recalled that moment during an appearance on "" on Wednesday. Speaking to , the Wolverine depicter in "X Men" movies shared how he ended up singing "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage" at the comedian's intimate funeral.
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Director Shawn Levy Still Quietly Developing 'Real Steel 2'

September 09, 2014 00:40:19 GMT

It has been three years since "" raided theaters. Although there has been no significant progress announced, the sequel is still underway. Director Shawn Levy revealed at the Toronto International Film Festival that he's quietly developing the action sci-fi with star .
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Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker and More Stars Attend Joan Rivers' Funeral

September 08, 2014 01:45:19 GMT

Many celebrities paid respects to at an intimate funeral at Temple Emanu-El on Sunday morning, September 7. The star-studded event was attended by the comedian's close friends and colleagues such as and her husband , , Diane Sawyer, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Andy Cohen, , , and "" stars and .
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Hugh Jackman Reveals First Look at Blackbeard in 'Pan'

June 11, 2014 01:51:50 GMT

Now that the 2014 Tony Awards is over, is free to alter his look. "" star shaved his head in preparation for his role in the upcoming Peter Pan movie, "".
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Tony Awards 2014: Hugh Jackman Bounces His Way to Stage in Opening Number

June 09, 2014 03:08:59 GMT

kicked off the 68th Annual Tony Awards with a hop-filled opening number. It began with him posing for photographers on the red carpet outside Radio City Music Hall and ditching his white suit before he started bouncing his way to the stage, only to say "bye" to the audience after a dancer put a black suit on him.
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Tony Awards 2014: Stars Arrive for the Red Carpet

June 09, 2014 00:23:44 GMT

The red carpet of Radio City Music Hall in New York City was graced with the arrival of stars who came for the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday, June 8. Among the first to arrive was host and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, who wore matching black outfits.
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Hugh Jackman Mysteriously Bounces Up and Down in 2014 Tony Awards Promo

June 06, 2014 00:38:09 GMT

Ahead of the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday, June 8, a promotional video featuring the host was released. appears in the video, jumping up and down in everything he does from the moment he gets out of bed.
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Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone and More Stars Appear in Journalist's Wedding Video

May 20, 2014 00:17:09 GMT

Journalist Joe Michalczuk is lucky enough to have a job where he meets celebrities almost everyday and he just gets even luckier. , and were among the stars who spoke on his wedding video.
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Hugh Jackman Clarifies His Wolverine Retirement Plan

May 14, 2014 06:00:52 GMT

Despite his previous statement that he would not stick around for much longer as Wolverine in "X-Men" franchise, it seems that is not ready to hang up his adamantium claws just yet. "I think I might have overplayed my hand a little bit by saying I'm almost sure that the next one will be my last," he admitted to The Associated Press during a visit to China for "" promo tour.
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Hugh Jackman Reveals Another Skin Cancer Scare

May 09, 2014 06:58:28 GMT

has received treatment after his skin cancer recently returned. The "" actor took to Instagram on Thursday, May 8 to talk about the health scare. "Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!" he captioned a photo of him wearing small bandage on his nose.
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Video: Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender Dance to 'Blurred Lines' on British Talk Show

May 05, 2014 03:31:47 GMT

, and showed some sexy dance moves on BBC's "The Graham Norton Show". It happened as the "" gentlemen tried to demonstrate how they got Fassbender on the set of the Marvel superhero movie by playing 's "Blurred Lines".
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Hugh Jackman Says 'Wolverine 3' Will Be His Last Performance as the Clawed Mutant

May 02, 2014 04:37:30 GMT

is seemingly done with Wolverine after playing the clawed mutant for a decade. After previously hinting that his days as Wolverine were numbered, the Australian actor now says in a new interview with SFX that the next Wolverine solo film will be his last performance as the character.
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Hugh Jackman Says Wolverine Recasting Is 'Inevitable'

March 05, 2014 02:16:54 GMT

believes his days as Wolverine are numbered. Talking to IGN as part of promo tour for "" where he reprises his role as the clawed mutant, the actor says the producers even considered to replace him in "".
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Hugh Jackman Confirmed to Host Tony Awards for Fourth Time

February 12, 2014 01:54:35 GMT

is the official host for the upcoming 68th annual Tony Awards. "Guys, I couldn't wait another minute," he says in an Instagram video. "I wanted you to be the first to know this year I'll be hosting the Tony Awards on June 8. We're going to be at Radio City Music Hall. See you there."
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Hugh Jackman Officially Joins Warner Bros.' 'Pan' as Blackbeard

January 25, 2014 05:37:55 GMT

has officially been added to the cast of Warner Bros.' "Pan (2015)". The actor, who stars in "", is set to play pirate Blackbeard in the upcoming flick centering on the character created by J.M. Barrie.
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Hugh Jackman Leaves Houdini Broadway Musical Due to Scheduling Conflicts

December 24, 2013 03:55:59 GMT

is no longer involved in long-gestating stage production "Houdini" which is aiming for 2015-16 Broadway run. "" actor, who had long been attached to play the late illusionist in the play, drops out of the project citing scheduling conflicts.
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Hugh Jackman Courted to Play Blackbeard in Peter Pan Origin Film

December 19, 2013 04:04:39 GMT

is approached to play pirate Captain Blackbeard in Warner Bros' upcoming Peter Pan origin movie, Variety learns. was previously offered the coveted role, but he reportedly turned it down.
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Hugh Jackman to Host TNT's 'Christmas in Washington' Special

November 22, 2013 07:00:54 GMT

is in the mood of Christmas. The Logan/Wolverine depicter in the "X-Men" film franchise is tapped to host TNT's annual holiday spectacular "Christmas in Washington", set to air Friday, December 20, at 8 P.M. ET/PT.
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Hugh Jackman Gets Skin Cancer on His Nose Removed

November 22, 2013 01:05:18 GMT

has skin cancer scare. "" actor, 45, recently opened up to his followers on Twitter and Instagram that he had been diagnosed with basil cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer. He has already had it removed and posted a picture of himself with a bandaged nose.
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Hugh Jackman and James Mangold in Talks for 'The Wolverine' Sequel

November 06, 2013 02:45:36 GMT

and James Mangold are expected to return for the upcoming third installment of "Wolverine" movie series. Jackman is in talks to reprise his role as the razor-clawed mutant while Mangold is courted to serve behind the lens like he did in the second film.
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Hugh Jackman Raises $1.85 Million for Charity at Birthday Show

October 14, 2013 04:32:38 GMT

and his fans raised as much as $1.85 million at his show "One Night Only" which took place at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre on his birthday, October 12. Money raised from the show benefits the Motion Picture & Television Fund which provides health care and other services to entertainment-industry workers and retirees.
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Hugh Jackman Confirms He Joins Neill Blomkamp's Sci-Fi Film 'Chappie'

September 30, 2013 02:55:05 GMT

has been signed on to star in upcoming sci-fi movie "" from "" and "" director Neill Blomkamp. "" actor confirmed it during a press conference at the Zurich Film Festival over the weekend.
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Hugh Jackman Hints at Quitting Wolverine

September 28, 2013 02:21:35 GMT

talked about "" retirement when attending the 61st San Sebastian International Film Festival recently. Noting that he's been playing the heroic mutant for a decade, the 44-year-old actor said he might be too old to continue.
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Hugh Jackman Teases Wolverine Vs. Magneto Fight in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

September 17, 2013 04:20:04 GMT

gave a little more scoop on what to expect from "". When promoting his new movie "" at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Wolverine depicter dished on in an interview with The Daily Beast what would happen to his character in the upcoming time-travelling story.
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Hugh Jackman Says Wolverine Almost Made a Cameo in 'Spider-Man'

September 11, 2013 07:20:48 GMT

A Wolverine/Spider-Man crossover almost came to fruition in the first installment of Sam Raimi's trilogy, according to . The copyrights issues with Wolverine owned by Fox, not Marvel Studios, usually stood in the way for such idea to happen, but the actor claimed those barriers almost broke down in 2002.
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