Yup. His first role after leaving drama school was as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, followed up with Joe in Sunset Boulevard. He did a couple of films in Australia which I thoroughly enjoyed, even though they were lightweight, before Trevor Nunn brought him over to The National to star in "Oklahoma" and there began my ever growing lust and admiration for him.
He was nominated for an Olivier he didn't get, which I think was a travesty.
I know WAY too much about Mr Jackman don't I?
I cant believe I spelt Javert as Javroche in my last post. It's lack of sleep. I'm pulling all nighters watching the tennis from Australia. Oops.
Yes I remember seeing him in that production of Oklahoma all those years ago and remember him being fantastic.
Similar with Barrowman, who was really good in countless things on the London stage long before he came to global mega-ego attention in Who.