Hugh Jackman on Inside the Actors Studio

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MUMBAI: Pix will present actor Hugh Jackman on Inside The Actors Studio on 12 November at 7 pm.

A star in his native Australia thanks to his work on television and in musical theatre, Jackman became known to American audiences through his role as Logan/Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s lavish adaptation of the popular Marvel comic X-Men.

The actor got his first big break immediately after graduation, when he was offered a starring role on the popular TV series Corelli; his casting proved to be doubly unexpected, as it provided him with an introduction to his future wife, actress Deborrah-Lee Furness.

What’s more, Jackman was offered the role of “Captain William Gordon” in The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey. He was a last-minute addition to the X-Men cast. Dougray Scott was originally cast as Wolverine, but Mission: Impossible II, in which Douglas played a prominent role, required two extra months of shooting; this twist of fate landed Hugh one of his most memorable roles.