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Hugh's Fundraising Help

Hugh's Fundraising Help

Patrons Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness attend the 2007 Red Ball fundraising event for the Bone Marrow Donor Institute at Peninsula at Central Pier in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday.

The Peninsula is one of Melbourne’s most glamorous and avant-garde waterfront event venues. The event featured an exclusive one-off set by Tony Award winner Hugh.

10+ pictures inside of Hugh‘s fundraising help…

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Photos: Kristian Dowling/Getty
Posted to: Deborra Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman

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  • audrey

    hugh looks so hot and i can’t wait for the movie Australia to come out

  • m3lissa

    he’s a great actor, father, husband, human and now we can said that he is our HERO! I love Hugh! … it’s so good that he and his wife Deb help childrens!

  • changes

    Hugh does not look that much younger than his wife. Look at those crows feet. So I say leave the couple alone.

  • bdj

    Cute couple. Raising money for bone marrow donations is a good cause.

  • Marta

    he is hot

  • http://deleted flower

    so cute couple! hugh is a dream!I would dead just to know him!

  • Jake

    You know those australians better stay away from the sun, or you’ll age to fast like Hugh and those crows feet, wrinkles suck, playing in out on the beach in the sun will not help you, you’ll just faster and especially if you live in Australia

  • charlie

    now i love this couple, i think they’re great together and to their children. true they aren’t getting any younger, no one is. men tend to look better as they mature, women, it depends i think. i think deb’s a great lady but someone needs to hold her hand and tell her that less is more. her hair is too much, is it a modified mullet? accessories are too busy, so is the dress. imagine how elegant she’d look if she had a simple chin length cut with natural highlights tucked behind her ears, and diamond studs, and a nice column dress in a neutral color. again, i love them, but there’s room for improvement -=]

  • Prix

    Once again, Deb proves her inability to dress herself extends to formal occasions as well.

    WHERE does this woman get these awful get-ups? You could find something more attractive at a thrift store. When you consider the money and resources this woman has, her clueless wardrobe really is puzzling.

    Stylist Deborra, STYLIST. If you don’t know anything about clothes, pay someone who does.

    Is Hugh too cheap to buy this woman a decent dress? Good Lord.

  • Grace

    Oh leave her alone. She’s a working woman. Hugh is forty years old. His wife is a producer. You work in a high stress job and tell me what you look like at 40.

  • Prix


    “Hugh is forty years old”

    Actually, he’s only 38.

  • Meg

    he looks so old and losing his hotness.



  • to Prix

    #9 #11———- Prix —-short for——

  • Nadia

    i hate when men don’t shave especially at special events

  • nika

    I wonder how his wife snatch him..

  • Prix


    You flatter me.

  • HF

    Hugh and Deb met in 1995 when she was the star of an Australia TV show and he was the co-star – his first job out of drama school. They’ve been married since 1996.

    He CAN’T shave – he’s filming “Australia” and the character requires a beard. He just flew in from the Outback and is due back on the set on Monday.

    And Deb’s hair is up in the back – her hair is chin length or a bit longer.

  • http://deleted flower

    hugh is the hottest man alive so shut up and his wife is the luckiest woman of the world!!

  • Jean

    If Hugh looked at me the way he is looking at Deb in pic 10 chances are would go into a dead faint…..what a great couple…..

  • jamie

    Love them. You can tel they truly love each other.
    Hugh is so HOT.

  • tk

    She’s a beard anyway.

  • Davilyn

    Several years ago, Hugh talked about his skin damage from growing up on the beaches of Sydney and how he NEVER leaves the house now without sunscreen, but…too late. Damage done. My sister and best friend, the same thing. Both younger than me but look several years older because they were sun worshipers. A tan is great in your teens and twenties, but all that sun will come back to bite you on the ass as you approach forty.

    I suppose he could go under the knife in the next few years or so, but he doesn’t strike me as that narsacistic and I would imagine he’s going to let himself age naturally. I hope so. I’d rather look at a beautiful face as it ages AS IT SHOULD, rather than a carved up one that looks plastic.

    And he’s no spring chicken. He’ll be forty next year and he’s got the lines on his face and the beginnings of gray in his beard to show for it.

    And what’s wrong with that? ALL OF US are either forty or beyond or someday will be. Don’t be afraid of it young ones. You live your life right and you’ll be happier in your forties (and the years to come), than you ever were in your teens and twenties.


  • Cute Icy

    Yep, the sun is not good for the skin.(we all know, but we love the sun)
    But, Hugh is still handsome,look older, to much work too.(acting is a hard job.)

    When you see Wentworth Miller (35) look younger, so around 25.

    DAVILYN : Do you like Wentworth Miller (Prison Break ) ?(If yes)
    Then, it will be fine with some help from you.
    you go: Wentworth Miller Prison Break season 3.
    Now they do the same to him, put some GAY stuff on him too.
    And you are an excellent writer,(have read much from you, and it’s sound
    always good.)(you are NOT write yack,you write from heart,and that’s good,)(I know some have write, you just breath for the Jackman’s, and have nothing else to do.Don’t take it so hard.)I just know, I can not be here on just jared all day long, have a family to take care of.

    Hugh Jackman and Wentworth Miller ( Brilliant actors )

    I think you know much about Hugh Jackman and family, and you have talk with them too, I remember,? I know you bring your heart in it too,
    like I do to Hugh Jackman and now Wentworth Miller.( they moving up the ladder, and they put some gay stuff on them,and it’s so funny, they have no proof, it’s just some YACK.(and I think we Hugh Jackmnn (fan’s) can sit here the next 10 years, and the gay rumour will go on.(And it will happen to Wentworth Miller too.(Have seen photos, Wentworth always with girls.)But the gay rumour will stay.(just see Hugh, they never go)

  • John P

    For those of you commenting about the dress …..
    That’s actually the same dress that she wore to last year’s event. Infact, I think it’s the same dress she wears to every event. She just wraps herself in different shawls each time. Sorry, honey, we’re not fooled.

    And no way is she in her mid 40s.

  • Tara

    By her own admission in an Australian magazine called Scene, Deb said she was 18 years old in 1973. That makes her 52 this year.

    If you can’t prove he’s gay, which was said in a previous post, then you can’t prove he’s straight either. We have no idea what kind of “marriage” they really have. Smiling and posing for cameras doesn’t prove anything. They’re both experienced in creating fantasies for the public. Who cares if she’s a mother figure and/or business partner or that their relationship may not be the romantic fairy tale that women want it to be. They still seem to be nice people, and he’s still cute, charming, and talented.

  • http://deleted flower

    hugh has a normal life and I think this is the reason why you guys think that he’s gay,because others live in a scandal life

  • applause

    It’s more important to note that, other than Hugh’s grey hair and Deb’s gown, that they were there to help raise money for an important cause. Hugh had to fly from Kununurra in Northwestern Australia ( a long flight to Melbourne) to rehearse and perform on the same evening and spend time with people who came to support the charity. Deb is also a patron of this charity and they have worked together to help support BMDI’s cause.

    Shouldn’t we be acknowledging their generosity of time and spirit rather making observations on their personal lives?

  • Davilyn

    Well thank you Cute Icy. Your words were very kind. And no, I don’t give people (who don’t even know me) the power to hurt me. I suppose to some it looks like I don’t have any life at all and I just sit here on my computer all day. And with my “gift” (ha ha) for talking up a blue streak and flying fingers to match, I guess I can see how others might think so.

    As for my “over the top” defense of the Jackmans…Well. I’ve been reading the “over the top” crap swirling around them for so long now that I finally said ENOUGH and started posting my opinions (and I picked this particular forum to do so, because I know it is very widely read). And that’s all they are; my opinions. But I’ve met them both on several occasions and more importantly, I’ve talked with those that have worked with them (VERY IMPORTANT). I’ve been around Hollywood most of my life and it’s left me rather cynical about “show business.” I know that most of what we get is manufactured bullsh*t. But it is my opinion that these two are the REAL DEAL and if I didn’t think so, I wouldn’t waste 5 minutes of my precious time on them.

    Hollywood has been covering up the homosexuality of it’s stars since it’s inception and if Mrs. Jackman is the beard that’s fueling all of this “talk”, I promise you, the first order of business when he “arrived” in Hollywood, would have been, to send her packing back to Australia and to then find himself a gorgeous YOUNG starlet to parade around as as “wife.” THAT IS HOW IT IS DONE!

    One more time I will ask these questions (and I guess I’ll keep on asking them until someone can answer them). Why did she marry him back in 1996 before he was a star? There was no fame to protect at that point? What was in it for her to marry an unknown, penniless, gay actor? WHAT???

    They met, fell in love, moved in together and got engaged within a matter of months and were married less than a year later. If what some of you say is true, then why did they do that? WHY??? There was no need AT THAT TIME.

    Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Frye? Anyone?

  • jp

    I agree with you too Applause, I am glad to see Hugh and Deb support such a worthy cause and I admire the generosity and time that they devote in their lives to help others. Hugh flying all the way from his movie shoot at Kununurra to be at this charity function alongside his wife Deb says a lot about them both and what’s important to them. I hope that they had a wonderful and successful charity night!

    I have to say that these set of photos are my favorite photos of Hugh and Deb together so far! Photo 5, 8 and 10 are so stunning of both of them as a couple! And omg, Hugh looks so incredible! And I really like the new bangs on Deb too. I’ll be honest to say that I’m somewhat at a loss as to what her dress is trying to do here (to me it’s like a Frank Gehry thing), but I really do like her elegant and artsy earrings. I remember that she wore some artsy and elegant earrings and accessories during the Van Helsing premieres in London and LA. Her outfits were spot on and they were my favorite look and outfits of hers. I’d love to see her wear accessories like this more often and would also would love to see her venture from her favorite black to some more color too; a beautiful Valentino red or a jewel-toned teal that would be so fabulous with her blond hair and beautiful skin). Anyway, I guess everyone has a personal fashion opinion and fashion and outfits aside, there’s no doubt that Deb is truly a lovely lady working for a great cause and that night, she looks so stunning with her very handsome man!

    Oh, and did any of you check out Hugh’s long ‘posh Kensington Roddy’ legs in photos 4 and 8? I had to giggle when I saw them, I love that man! hehehehe…

  • jp

    Just wanted to clarify something that I wrote in my last letter above and wished that I would have changed it then to not have it come across as a negative comment. When I mentioned that her dress “to me it’s like a Frank Gehry thing”, I meant that I thought it seemed like a Frank Gehry type architectural approach or stream of thought, not calling the dress a thing at all. It’s a beautiful dress but I feel it’s hidden a bit behind the accessories. Anyway, I just wanted to write in again to clarify what was meant.

  • jp

    …And I’m still checking out Hugh’s legs, hehe…

  • janeway

    thanks for the lovely photos, Jared, of this lovely couple. Hugh and Deb have it all-success, money and a beautiful family and they have their priorities in order. They are very generous both with their money and their time to give back to others. In each location that Hugh shoots his movies they usually choose a local charity to support, you can read about the events in the local papers. Although he doesn’t ask for alot of publicity when he does his good works it is nice that you highlight it here. Hugh and Deb should be an inspiration to others that we should all do what we can to support important causes.

  • Pickle

    Hugh and Deb are really generous and kind. It is rare to find people like that.

    Hugh is my favorite actor ’cause he’s really talented, generous, kind and handsome.