Christopher John Jackman Biography – Christopher John Jackman Wiki
Christopher John Jackman was an English-born accountant and the father of X-Men star Hugh Jackman. He emigrated to Australia before Hugh was born. He raised the future actor and his four siblings alone after splitting from his wife when Hugh was just 8-years-old, the actor told The Telegraph in 2011.
The star paid tribute to his father throughout his career, describing him as his “rock” in an interview with CBS News’ 60 Minutes show in 2012. “It’s always, ‘How’s Deb?’ It’s not about work and I think that’s him living with, probably some of his regrets and feelings of maybe he… at the wrong time put too much into his career and he doesn’t want me to make that mistake,” he said of what advice his father gave him. “And so, in his gentle way, he always reminds me that this is the most important thing.”
Hugh also regularly shared advice and lessons he learned from his his dad in touching Father’s Day posts on Instagram over the years. “My Father taught me to always keep my promises…Even if it turns out that there’s a better option or something that will benefit me more,” he wrote in one post. “Be true to your word.”
In another, the “Wolverine” star recalled, “Growing up, my father taught me many lessons. For example: before eating any snacks, you have to pass them around to everyone else FIRST. People thought I was so well mannered. But, honestly, I was just hungry.”
In June 2018, he wrote: “Happy Father’s Day to the man who taught me to show respect for others, for education, for being led by your passions. Who taught me to never stop growing and learning. To work hard and realize that preparation is the bedrock for success. And, above all, to find purpose beyond oneself. I love you Dad.”
Christopher John Jackman Age
Christopher John Jackman was born in England, United Kingdom. He died on September 5, 2021. He was 84.
Christopher John Jackman Family
Christopher John Jackman was married to Grace McNeil until 1976. He had five children – Sonya Jackman, Ralph Jackman, Zoe Jackman, Ian Jackman, and Hugh Jackman – and two grandchildren, Oscar Maximilian Jackman and Ava Eliot Jackman.
Christopher John Jackman Death
Hugh Jackman’s father, Christopher John Jackman, passed away at the age of 84 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 – Australian Father’s Day. The “Greatest Showman” star announced his father’s passing in a moving tribute on Instagram. He wrote: “In the early hours of Father’s Day (AU), my Dad peacefully passed away. And whilst there is deep sadness, I am filled with such gratitude and love. My Dad was, in a word, extraordinary. He devoted his life to his family, his work and his faith. I pray he is now at peace with God.”
“I was lucky to have met him,” Ryan Reynolds commented. Richard E. Grant, who lost his wife Joan Washington on September 2, 2021, added, “So so sorry the incalculable loss of you Pa, Hugh.”
Christopher John Jackman Cause of Death
Christopher John Jackman’s cause of death was not revealed.