Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is debonair on the cover of the October issue of Town&Country, on newsstands 9/17. The star of The Prisoners, in theaters later this month, and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness open up to the magazine about their relationship and their shared love of philanthropy. If any assets are used, you must link back to the full story on

Jackman, on holding back from proposing to wife Deborra-Lee Furness:

“I decided, I won’t ask her to marry me for six months. Then after four months I thought, That’s the most ridiculous rule!”

Furness, on her husband’s many looks:

“I like him clean-shaven. But I like him all ways: chubby, muscley, skinny. I’m always having affairs.”

Furness, a board member of Worldwide Orphans in Australia, on creating National Adoption Awareness Week: 

“I’m working with Americans to create an international campaign to shine a light on the fact that there are 153 million orphans in the world. If that were a country, it would be the ninth-largest in the world, just ahead of Russia.”

Jim Mangold, director of The Wolverine, on what it’s like working with Jackman on set:

“There’s a joy to being with him. With many actors of his magnitude of stardom, there can be an aspect of their existence that’s royal and apart. But that’s not the way with Hugh. He’s got an exuberance and unguardedness, and he talks to everybody on set. He loves life and is really grateful for the one that’s been granted to him.”