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Hugh Jackman

Australian Actor and Producer; Best Known for his Role as Wolverine in the X-Men Films

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 Hugh Jackman Biography

Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, the youngest of five children of English-born Anglican parents. Jackman attended Knox Grammar School, an all-boys school in Wahroonga, New South Wales, and graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a BA in Communications, having majored in journalism. Jackman's introduction to acting was by accident, as he had to take an acting class as part of the requirements for a college diploma. He became interested in the craft and used some money inherited from a relative to attend the WAAPA of Edith Cowan University in Perth, from which he graduated in 1994.

He first became known outside of Australia when he played the leading role of Curly in the Royal National Theatre's acclaimed stage production of "Oklahoma!" in the West End of London in England. In 2002, Jackman sang the role of Billy Bigelow in "Carousel" in a special concert performance at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York City. He was a last-minute addition to the X-Men cast. Dougray Scott was originally cast as Wolverine, but Scott was tied up on the set of "Mission: Impossible 2" for two additional months of shooting. Jackman, at 6' 2 1/2", stands close to a foot taller than Wolverine, who is reported by Marvel Comics to be 5' 3". Therefore, most shots of Wolverine had to be shot in creative ways to make Jackman appear shorter than he actually is; for example, he was often given half-body shots or upward camera angle shots.

Despite this, Jackman's performance was highly praised and the film's success immediately made him a star. He reprised the role in 2003's "X2: X-Men United" and "2006's X-Men: The Last Stand." Jackman was also in two spinoff films for Wolverine.

In 2004, Jackman won a Tony Award for his Broadway portrayal of Australian songwriter and performer Peter Allen in "The Boy from Oz." He hosted the Tony Awards in 2004 and 2005, garnering very positive reviews. The televisation of the these awards earned him an Emmy Award win for Outstanding Individual Performer in a Variety, Musical or Comedy program in 2005.

In 2004, he was part of an advertising campaign for pay-tv company Foxtel. He was named Company Magazine's 35th Sexiest Man Alive in the same year. 2005 saw him cast in the lead role of "The Fountain." Jackman won the part of the voice of Roddy in "Flushed Away" as well.

He is also known for his leads in "Kate & Leopold," "Van Helsing," "The Prestige," "Australia," "Real Steel," "Les Misérables" and "Prisoners." His work in "Les Misérables" earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013. He is also a singer, dancer and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in "The Boy from Oz."

A three-time host of the Tony Awards, winning an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards in 2009.

Jackman portrays the villain Blackbeard in the film Pan, which revolves around the back-stories of J.M. Barrie's characters Peter Pan and Captain Hook. He will also appear as fictional ski coach Bronson Peary in Eddie the Eagle, which portrays how Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping in 1988.He has also been cast as P. T. Barnum in the film The Greatest Showman on Earth, due out in 2017.

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Hugh Jackman

Australian Actor and Producer; Best Known for his Role as Wolverine in the X-Men Films

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Hugh Jackman Biography

Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, the youngest of five children of English-born Anglican parents. Jackman attended Knox Grammar School, an all-boys school in Wahroonga, New South Wales, and graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a BA in Communications, having majored in journalism. Jackman's introduction to acting was by accident, as he had to take an acting class as part of the requirements for a college diploma. He became interested in the craft and used some money inherited from a relative to attend the WAAPA of Edith Cowan University in Perth, from which he graduated in 1994.

He first became known outside of Australia when he played the leading role of Curly in the Royal National Theatre's acclaimed stage production of "Oklahoma!" in the West End of London in England. In 2002, Jackman sang the role of Billy Bigelow in "Carousel" in a special concert performance at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York City. He was a last-minute addition to the X-Men cast. Dougray Scott was originally cast as Wolverine, but Scott was tied up on the set of "Mission: Impossible 2" for two additional months of shooting. Jackman, at 6' 2 1/2", stands close to a foot taller than Wolverine, who is reported by Marvel Comics to be 5' 3". Therefore, most shots of Wolverine had to be shot in creative ways to make Jackman appear shorter than he actually is; for example, he was often given half-body shots or upward camera angle shots.

Despite this, Jackman's performance was highly praised and the film's success immediately made him a star. He reprised the role in 2003's "X2: X-Men United" and "2006's X-Men: The Last Stand." Jackman was also in two spinoff films for Wolverine.

In 2004, Jackman won a Tony Award for his Broadway portrayal of Australian songwriter and performer Peter Allen in "The Boy from Oz." He hosted the Tony Awards in 2004 and 2005, garnering very positive reviews. The televisation of the these awards earned him an Emmy Award win for Outstanding Individual Performer in a Variety, Musical or Comedy program in 2005.

In 2004, he was part of an advertising campaign for pay-tv company Foxtel. He was named Company Magazine's 35th Sexiest Man Alive in the same year. 2005 saw him cast in the lead role of "The Fountain." Jackman won the part of the voice of Roddy in "Flushed Away" as well.

He is also known for his leads in "Kate & Leopold," "Van Helsing," "The Prestige," "Australia," "Real Steel," "Les Misérables" and "Prisoners." His work in "Les Misérables" earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013. He is also a singer, dancer and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in "The Boy from Oz."

A three-time host of the Tony Awards, winning an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards in 2009.

Jackman portrays the villain Blackbeard in the film Pan, which revolves around the back-stories of J.M. Barrie's characters Peter Pan and Captain Hook. He will also appear as fictional ski coach Bronson Peary in Eddie the Eagle, which portrays how Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping in 1988.He has also been cast as P. T. Barnum in the film The Greatest Showman on Earth, due out in 2017.

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  • How much does it cost to book Hugh Jackman?

    Booking fees for Hugh Jackman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Hugh Jackman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Hugh Jackman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Hugh Jackman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hugh Jackman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Hugh Jackman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Hugh Jackman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Hugh Jackman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Hugh Jackman for your event is $200,000 and above. Hugh Jackman generally travels from SydneyAustralia and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robert Downey Jr., Ryan Reynolds, Mark Wahlberg, Gordon Ramsay and Dr. Phil McGraw. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hugh Jackman for an upcoming event.

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