HUGH JACKMAN (Peter Lyman)
Hugh Jackman’s next starring roles are in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige (reuniting with Scoop leading lady Scarlett Johansson); in Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain (opposite Rachel Weisz); and in the animated features Flushed Away (directed by David Bowers and Sam Fell) and Happy Feet (directed by George Miller). He is currently in his native Australia, starring in a staging of The Boy from Oz in which he reprises his Tony Award-winning portrayal of legendary entertainer Peter Allen. The Broadway
staging of the show also earned Mr. Jackman Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World awards.
His earlier stage credits include Carousel (at Carnegie Hall); Oklahoma! (at London’s National Theatre, and for which he was an Olivier Award [England’s equivalent of the Tony Award] nominee);
Sunset Boulevard (for which he won the MO Award [Australia’s equivalent of the Tony Award]); and Beauty and the Beast (for which he was an MO Award nominee). Mr. Jackman’s film work in his native country led to his being named Australian Star of the Year in 1999 at the Australian Movie Convention. His early films there included Anthony J. Bowman’s
Paperback Hero and Alan White’s Erskineville Kings (for which he was named Best Actor by the Film Critics Circle of Australia, and was an Australian Film Institute Award nominee).
His subsequent films include Tony Goldwyn’s Someone Like You…; Dominic Sena’s Swordfish; Stephen Sommers’ Van Helsing; and James Mangold’s Kate & Leopold (for which he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination). Mr. Jackman has starred as Wolverine (a.k.a. Logan) in all three blockbuster X-Men movies, each of which has been more successful than the last. X-Men and X2 were directed by Bryan Singer; the recent X-Men: The Last Stand was directed by Brett Ratner. He is developing several feature film projects which he will produce and/or star in.