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Hugh Jackman to appear in U.K. TV comedy

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May 13, 2013 | 7:12am EDT

Actor Hugh Jackman took time out from filming Les Miserables to shoot a cameo for the revival of British comedy The Kumars At No. 42. Comedian/actor Sanjeev Bhaskar approached the X-Men star about the possibility of recording an appearance for the show on one of his days off from the Tom Hooper movie, and was thrilled when Jackman agreed. He tells the BBC, "We've got these sketches that we do in the show now. Hugh Jackman has done one for us. Zoe Wanamaker's done one for us as well. I asked him if he would do me a huge favour and shoot something. In the end he rather kindly, between filming scenes, came away and did a couple of things for us. So he's a great guy." Bhaskar reveals he has been pals with Jackman since they filmed Woody Allen's 2006 movie Scoop together, adding, "We've just remained friends ever since, in that weird sort of way where people look at me and Hugh Jackman and say, 'You two are friends?'" The Kumars At No. 42 originally aired in Britain from 2001 to 2006.

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