Thursday 17 September 2020

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is an Australian-British actor. Besides, he is also a singer and a producer. He was born on 12th October, 1968 in Sydney, Australia. He is the son and the fifth child of John Jackman, an accountant, and Grace McNeil. He is well known for his character of Logan in the X-Men film series from the year 2000 to 2018. He has a Guinness World Record for “longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero” for this role. He also starred in many other movies such as Les Miserables, Kate and Leopold, The Greatest Showman, Eddie the Eagle, Rise of the Guardians, and Bad Education, to name only a few of them. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Tom Hooper's Les Miserables. He also got nominated and won many awards such as the Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards and Tony Awards. 

Hugh Jackman Religion 

Jackman has claimed himself to be a religious person and a “Christian”. He is into regular meditation and also follows the spiritually eclectic School of Practical Philosophy. He was raised and brought up as a religious person. He also used to go to different Evangelist's tents all the time. His father and mother accepted Jesus at a Billy Graham crusade. He had quite a good faith in Church. Unfortunately, his parents separated when he was just 8 and he used to wait, hope, and pray for them to reconcile. Therefore, it is clear that he is a person of faith and beliefs. He belongs to the English, Greek, and Scottish ancestry.

Hugh Jackman Political Views

He is quite a liberal person socially. He most likely supports the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Australia's labour party. Some incidents and his social tendencies such as Sydney talking up the economic benefits Australia would have from his movies hints the same. Moreover, he is also a social worker and activist. He has been into many charity work and fundraising activities such as putting his undershirts for auction to collect money for people suffering from AIDS. He has also been a spokesperson for World Vision International, which is a Christian humanitarian organisation. Furthermore, in the year 2009, he spoke at the UN Climate Summit about how changes in climate is affecting the world's poorest citizens.

Who is he dating? 

Hugh Jackman is happily married to his ladylove Deborra-Lee Furness. They both are clearly seen to be in a strong and lifelong romance. The duo started dating after they met on the set of Australian television series, “Correlli”. They both got married on April in the year 1996. They both even adopted two children. 

Hugh Jackman Hobbies 

He has a passion for acting. Apart from this, he is also interested in skiing, windsurfing, and playing musical instruments. He can even cook and is also into sports and outdoor activities such as cricket and rugby. 

Interesting Facts 

His full name is Hugh Michael Jackman. 

His parents are natives of England but they shifted to Australia in 1967. 

He got voted as one of the People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” continuously for five years from the year 2000 to 2004. 

He was approached to play the role of Captain William Gordon in The Rising: Ballard of Mangal Pandey.