68th Annual Tony Awards

June 9, 2014 || Written by Kristina in Gallery, General News, Public Appearances || No Comments

Did you check out the 68th Annual Tony Awards last night? Hugh Jackman was the host for the evening — and showcased not only his talent but physical stamina! Opening the show, he hopped throughout Radio City Music Hall for four minutes – a nod to Bobby Van’s “Take Me To Broadway” number from the 1953 musical, Small Town Girl – and greeted various performers who would be gracing the stage along the way.

Along with the bouncing, Hugh also led LL Cool J and T.I. into a rap inspired by The Music Man, borrowing “Rock Island” and adapting it to a modern audience. Hugh’s presence was felt throughout the entire evening, serving up songs for nominated actresses and providing backstage shenanigans (including playing in a band with Bradley Cooper and a card game with Sting) before commercial breaks. He also announced the winners for a couple of awards and was even able to give the history-making Audra McDonald her sixth Tony – a new record – and becoming the first person to win in all four acting categories.

If official video becomes available, I will provide links here. In the meantime, enjoy the various pictures – from the red carpet, show, and backstage – of Hugh from the 2014 Tonys!

‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Stars Visit SiriusXM

May 21, 2014 || Written by Kristina in Gallery, General News, Public Appearances, X-Men || No Comments

Earlier today, May 21st, Hugh Jackman joined his X-Men: Days Of Future Past co-stars for an interview at SiriusXM. James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart – both of whom play Charles Xavier in the upcoming film – were on-hand to help promote the film. Although there is yet no footage or sound clips from the interview (I heard it’s meant to air on Friday morning), there are several photos from the event in the gallery. It looks like they had an absolute blast — can’t wait for the interview!

Hugh Launches the Jackman Furness Foundation

May 17, 2014 || Written by Kristina in Articles, Charities, Gallery, General News, Press, Public Appearances || 1 Comment »

In Perth, Australia, on May 17th, Hugh Jackman helped launched his newest philanthropical effort: the Jackman Furness Foundation for the Performing Arts. At WA Academy’s Mt. Lawley campus, he celebrating the importance of (performing) arts education — and how his time at WAAPA left a great impact on his career.

Hugh announced that he and wife Deborra-Lee Furness would be donating $1 million to the foundation – which will help groom future acting talents – matching a donation by Andrew Forrest. This, on top of the $10 million fundraising goal they hope to reach within the next four years. Check out some quotes from Perth Now below:

“Nothing could make me happier [than giving back],” [Hugh Jackman] said. “I can tell you with absolute certainty: there is no way my career would be what it is or that I would be standing in this capacity on this stage if it wasn’t for this institution of WAAPA. It is unique; there is nowhere like it in the world, and everyone in our business knows about WAAPA and I want it to be treasured here, in this state, as much as it is around the world.”

Jackman said he wanted to avoid discussions concerning the lack of government funding to the arts and, instead, “focus on being part of the solution.”

“This is a marathon and we hope to be here for the long haul,” he said.

To close the launch, Hugh Jackman joined several current students of WAAPA on stage to sing Peter Allen’s “I Still Call Australia Home” — a staple among Hugh’s performances. Others in attendance included Adam Gilchrist, Colin Barnett, and Aurelio Costarella. Perth Now has the following comments from others who were at the launch (including a former teacher) on Hugh’s generosity:

Former head of acting, Chris Edmund, who directed and taught Jackman between 1992-94, said Jackman’s commitment WAAPA was “extraordinary. He didn’t have to do this.” Edmund, who retired last year after 30 years with the prestigious academy, said Jackman’s support was “guaranteeing the longevity of WAAPA.”

Stephanie Power, who was two years ahead of Jackman in WAAPA’s acting course and remains friends with the actor, said the foundation’s support was crucial. “It’s very important to WAAPA because I think basically without it we’re just going to fold,” Power said. “This will maintain WAAPA as a drama school and maintain its standing in the world [and] I think without the foundation, WAAPA has a death knell.”

Power, who runs WAAPA’s photo archives, said she remembers a “gangly,” gutsy, and fresh-faced Hugh Jackman arriving WAAPA with an unrivalled energy and enthusiasm.

“When I graduated, he found my first place that I lived in,” she said. “If you went to him and said you had a problem he would go, ‘Let me see what I can do.’

“I will tear up. He is the nicest guy; he’s a beautiful, beautiful man who has a heart of gold.”

‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Melbourne Premiere

May 16, 2014 || Written by Kristina in Gallery, General News, Public Appearances, X-Men || No Comments

After a long promo tour that took him halfway around the world, Hugh Jackman arrived in Australia to celebrate the release of his upcoming film, X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Held in Melbourne, the film made its Australian debut, with support of co-stars Fan Bingbing and Peter Dinklage. Pictures appear to still be making their way online, so I’ll be sure to update as they come in. Stay tuned for potential video interviews from the red carpet as well.

‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Beijing Press Conference & Premiere

May 16, 2014 || Written by Kristina in Gallery, General News, Public Appearances, X-Men || No Comments


On May 13th, Hugh Jackman joined Fan Bingbing and Peter Dinklage in Beijing to help promote X-Men: Days Of Future Past. The day was a busy one, complete with press conference, photo call, and an impressive premiere packed with eager fans. I’ve finally been able to locate some photos from the events, which have been added to the gallery. Sadly, there doesn’t appear to be any footage available from the press conference.

‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Singapore Premiere

May 14, 2014 || Written by Kristina in Gallery, General News, Interviews, Press, Public Appearances, Videos || No Comments

Earlier today, May 14th, Hugh Jackman attended the Singapore premiere for X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Fan Bingbing and Peter Dinklage – who play Blink and Peter Trask in the movie, respectively – were also on-hand to show support. You can watch a short interview with Hugh from the event below, in which he talks about the Kaya toast he earlier posted on Instagram. I’ll add more videos if they become available.

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‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ New York Premiere

May 14, 2014 || Written by Kristina in Gallery, General News, Interviews, Public Appearances, Videos || No Comments

On May 10th, X-Men: Days Of Future Past finally made its world premiere in New York City. Hugh Jackman was, of course, in attendance, along with its massive cast from the franchise: Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, James McAvoy, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters, Nicholas Hoult, Shawn Ashmore, and Omar Sy. You can check out a few red carpet interviews below:

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ New York Press Conference

May 14, 2014 || Written by Kristina in Gallery, General News, Interviews, Press, Public Appearances || No Comments

The X-Men: Days Of Future Past New York press conference was held on May 9th, and Hugh Jackman was in attendance to talk about his upcoming film. Although there is yet no video on the panel, you can listen to the entire interview right here. Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Ellen Page, Patrick Stewart, and Peter Dinklage were also on-hand, and each give some great insight into the movie — including working with one another.

“Good Morning America” (05/2014)

May 14, 2014 || Written by Kristina in Gallery, General News, Interviews, Press, Public Appearances, Videos || No Comments

To help promote X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Hugh Jackman and fellow X-Men costars visited the “Good Morning America” set on May 8th. Also in attendance: Patrick Stewart, Ellen Page, James McAvoy, and producer Lauren Shuler Donner. They, of course, talk about the upcoming film, including Hugh returning to the X-Men franchise alongside the cast from the original trilogy. Jon Hamm also paid a visit to Hugh at one point, as shown in pictures added to the gallery. You can view the video of the GMA interview by clicking on the image below:

2014 MET Gala

May 14, 2014 || Written by Kristina in Gallery, General News, Public Appearances || No Comments

On May 5th, Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness attended the annual MET Gala in New York City. As part of the most fashionable night of the year, they were dressed in matching black and white garments — including a sharp white tux for Hugh. Numerous people were in attendance at the event, including friends Sarah Jessica Parker, Ryan Reynolds, Naomi Watts, Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kylie Minogue, and director Baz Luhrmann.

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