SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Hollywood treatment as Wolverine star visits Knox

20-Aug-2012

Film star and actor Hugh Jackman dropped by Knox Grammar School on Saturday to meet students and film a profile story for US television.

Jackman, who graduated from Knox as School Captain in 1986, is visiting Sydney to film The Wolverine, a sequel to the highly successful X-Men movie series.

Year 12 HSC drama students, who were rehearsing for this week’s examinations, met Jackman and had the opportunity to perform a drama piece for him.

“It was a wonderful, inspiring experience for the boys,” said Knox Head of Drama, Michael Griffiths. “Hugh was very engaged in the rehearsal that he witnessed and he gave boys some valuable feedback about their performances.”

Jackman also visited the school’s John Williams Hall, the venue where he played the lead role of Henry Higgins in the 1985 Knox production of My Fair Lady.

Jackman also met the Headmaster John Weeks and visited the new Great Hall, where Knox musical productions are now held.

“He showed great interest in our current dance and drama programs and also the sports that we now have available,” said Mr Weeks.

“He also very generously donated his old Knox blazer to the School, which will be housed in our archives.”