Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson and David and Victoria Beckham were among the celebrities who witnessed tennis champ Novak Djokovic defeat Roger Federer to win Britain's Wimbledon Men's title on Sunday (06Jul14). Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Thor star Chris Hemsworth, Orlando Bloom, Kate Beckinsale and director Guy Ritchie were also in the stands at Centre Court as the Serbian sportsman emerged victorious after an epic five-set match, narrowly beating Federer 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 to claim his second Wimbledon trophy.
Jackman shared a Twitter.com photo of himself and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness at the London venue and later congratulated Djokovic on his seventh Grand Slam title, writing, "One of the greatest matches of all time @Wimbledon. Well done @rogerfederer. Superb win and huge congratulations @DjokerNole."
He also uploaded a photo of Djokovic hugging his mentor, former tennis icon Boris Becker, after the match and added, "Epic moment for djokernole, Becker and their entire team. What a day @Wimbledon. One I will never forget."
Other stars watching the game on TV also shared their thoughts online, with British comedian Stephen Fry writing, "How magnificently graceful both players were in defeat and victory. Hurrah for that", and actor John Leguizamo tweeting, "Sorry #federer u (sic) gave it your all my friend! Great game!"
Meanwhile, One Direction singer Liam Payne added, "Congratulations @DjokerNole heard it was a great game can't wait to watch it back have a drunk (drink) on me".
Actresses Kate Walsh and Brooklyn Decker, singer Eliza Doolittle and Bridesmaids star Chris O'Dowd were also among the celebrities tweeting about the championship finals on Sunday.
Actor Hugh Jackman's wife warned him against taking the biggest role of his career in the X-Men movie franchise - because she thought the idea of her husband playing Wolverine on screen it was "ridiculous". The Hollywood hunk has appeared as the hirsute, clawed mutant in all of the blockbuster superhero film instalments, including 2014's X-Men: Days Of Future Past, but he admits his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, initially urged the star to decline the role.
Jackman tells Vulture magazine, "She read three pages and was like, 'You got claws coming out of you hands? This is ridiculous. Don't do it'."
The actor's role in the franchise has earned him millions of dollars and Furness has since revealed she is glad her husband took the role.
Actor Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, turned the tables on U.S. talk show veteran Barbara Walters in a pre-taped segment on The View on Tuesday (13May14), when they interviewed the 84 year old about her career. During the segment, Jackman sang I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face from the film My Fair Lady after Walters revealed it is her favourite song.
Hugh Jackman has had another skin cancer scare after discovering a growth on his nose. Less than six months after the Les Miserables star underwent surgery on a basal cell carcinoma, Jackman has revealed he has had another procedure.
Posting a photo of his bandaged nose on Instagram.com on Thursday (08May14), the bearded actor wrote, "Another Basel Cell Carsinoma (sic). All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!."
Last year (Nov13), the star's actress wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, encouraged him to see a dermatologist and get the "mark" on his nose checked. He finally agreed and discovered the cancer.
After surgery on 21 November (13), he said, "I’m feeling relieved, it’s good, cancer's all out and I'm very very grateful to my beautiful wife who forced me to go and get a check-up... Typical man, I was like, 'Oh I’ll go next week'.
"The whole time, I thought it was not much, but only afterwards did they say, 'You’re really lucky you got it checked out now'."
Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness have launched a charitable foundation for performing arts in their native Australia. The Wolverine star and his wife of 18 years have set up the Jackman Furness Foundation for Performing Arts, which will support art education groups Down Under such as the Western Australian Academy for Performing Arts, which trains students in theatre, music, and dance.
Jackman shared the charity's logo on Instagram.com on Tuesday (22Apr14), alongside the caption, "Excited to announce the Jackman Furness Foundation! An initiative we hope will make dreams come true."
Hollywood superstars Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts enjoyed a reunion on Wednesday night (18Dec13), heading out for a pre-Christmas meal in their native Australia. They were joined by their partners, Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness and Watts' man Liev Schreiber, who became pals with the Les Miserables star while they filmed The Wolverine.
As the two couples headed into the Catalina restaurant in Sydney, reporters asked Furness whether it was a pre-festive get-together, and she replied, "It is."
The quartet was also joined by Aussie Prison Break star Dominic Purcell.
Hugh Jackman reminded fans and peers of his recent skin cancer scare at his first red carpet appearance since revealing his health drama last month (21Nov13) by turning up to the David Lynch Foundation Presents: Change Begins Within Benefit Gala in New York City on Tuesday (03Dec13) with a bandage on his nose. The 45-year-old Les Miserables attended the event with the Band-Aid on full view.
He was accompanied by his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, who convinced him to get a blemish on his nose checked - and when he did he learned he had a basil cell carcinoma.
Posting a photo of his bandaged nose on Instagram.com last month (Nov13), Jackman wrote, "Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"
And on Tuesday's red carpet, he added, "I’m feeling relieved, it’s good, cancers all out and I’m very very grateful to my beautiful wife who forced me to go and get a check-up... Typical man, I was like, 'Oh I’ll go next week'."
Hugh Jackman is urging fans to use sunscreen and seek regular skincare advice from professionals after discovering a cancerous growth on his nose. The Australian star posted a photo of his bandaged nose on Instagram.com on Thursday (21Nov13), revealing he recently had a skin cancer scare.
The Les Miserables star's wife Deborra-Lee Furness encouraged him to get the "mark" on his nose checked, and he was stunned to learn that she was right to be concerned.
Jackman writes, "Boy, was she right! I had basil cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"
Hugh Jackman's actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness is challenging politicians in her native Australia to relax adoption laws so more prospective parents can take in orphans. Furness, who has two adopted children with the Les Miserables star, claims Australia's adoption rules need some attention, and actually forced her and her husband to rethink their family plans.
The celebrity couple abandoned their plans to start a family Down Under and instead they moved to America and began the process there.
She is backing new legislation reform aimed at relaxing adoption laws in New South Wales, and she is encouraging the nation's leaders to consider backing the policy so more parents can find their "forever family".
She says, "I understand how the system is broken here. There are children who need families and we need a system that works. What I see is everyone's passing the buck. I don't see anyone championing this issue."
Furness, who is back home for the country's National Adoption Awareness Week, is hoping to meet with Attorney-General George Brandis to outline her thoughts about Australia's adoption process, and she hopes to take her concerns to the very top.
She adds, "If we get the new Prime Minister (Tony Abbott) on board with this, hopefully he can shake a stick and get everyone on board.
"We need a commitment to harmonise the adoption laws. There are families that want to parent these children (and) these children need parents.
"Can you imagine what it might be like if you didn't have your mum or dad... and you were just completely on your own and you were five years old?"
Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman dresses as a stockbroker to spice up his love life and impress his wife Deborra-Lee Furness. The Wolverine star dons a designer suit and discusses the stock market if he is looking for a night of love, as the actress once had hopes of marrying a city high-flier before the couple met.
He tells Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine, "When my wife met me, she said she was looking for a stockbroker... So if I want it to be a great night out, I'll wear a suit, especially Tom Ford, and I'll start talking about stocks and bonds. Then I know I'm going to get lucky... (Just kidding!)."
The pair met on the set of Australian TV show Correlli before tying the knot in 1996.