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Byline: JESSICA MELLOR

You can tell Hugh Jackman had a whale of a time doing his own stunts in Wolverine and when I recently met up with three of the stuntmen who worked on the film, they confirmed that Jackman was one of the best actors they'd ever worked with. JJ Perry is one of the most renowned stunt choreographers in the business.

Along with Sam Hargrave and Scott Adkins, he showed me moves from one of the key fight sequences and then let me have a go myself. I won't be giving up my day job any time soon, but the guys made me feel I could have a go with the best of them. "A lot of the time we end up with actors who have no athleticism," says JJ, "and to make them look like a bad ass is very tricky. But with Hugh it was easy.

He IS a bad ass! "Hugh was game to do everything, but if he gets his eye bust open, I'm on a plane home.

But he did 98 per cent of his own stuff in Wolverine, including all of his fighting.

He learned choreography faster than any other actor I've ever worked with because he comes from a song and dance background."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 16, 2009
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