Magazine article Screen International

Zurich to Honour Hugh Jackman

Magazine article Screen International

Zurich to Honour Hugh Jackman

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Wolverine, Les Miserables actor to receive Golden Icon Award at the 9th Zurich Film Festival; Prisoners to receive gala premiere.

The Zurich Film Festival (Sept 26 - Oct 6) is to honour actor Hugh Jackman with the Golden Icon Award, given in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress. Jackman will receive the award on Sept 28 at the Corso Cinema.

Jackman will also present his latest film, the missing children thriller Prisoners, directed by Denis Villeneuve and co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which has been selected to screen in the Gala Premieres section of the festival.

"Hugh Jackman is in a class by himself as a multi-talented entertainer with a global following," said Karl Spoerri, co-director of ZFF. "There is nothing he can't do and he proves this time and time again with every project he's involved in. …

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