CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON
Friday, December 20 at 8/7c

Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman is one of the most versatile actors working today. He has not only starred as Wolverine in Warner Bros.' popular X-Men franchise but also earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as Jean Valjean in the big-screen adaptation of the epic musical Les Miserables. He most recently starred in the thriller Prisoners. Additionally, Jackman has starred in such films as Real Steel, Australia, The Fountain, The Prestige, Scoop. Deception, Someone Like You, Swordfish, Van Helsing and Kate and Leopold. In 2009, Jackman hosted the 81st Annual Academy Awards, having previously hosted the Tony Awards for three consecutive years (2003 -- 2005), earning an Emmy for his 2004 duties. A consummate stage performer, Jackman won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, as well as Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards for his portrayal of the 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz. His other notable stage credits include A Steady Rain, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Carousel, Oklahoma!, Sunset Boulevard and Beauty and the Beast.