Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee hit red carpet at Aussie event

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman shared his image on social media with the comment 'No caption needed'. Source: Instagram / The Real Hugh Jackman

When stars hit the red carpet for the The Melbourne International Film Festival it was Hugh Jackman’s turn to support his actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness.

The pair were there for a re-screening of the movie Shame, a 1987 film Furness starred in. The film, set in a small town, involved Furness as a motorbike-riding barrister fighting for justice following a rape.

Furness said the film she did early in her career excited her because there weren’t many like it for women. “It was also the first time I felt the importance of my work. As an actor you can think it’s fluffy and pretending, but I realised how potent the message in this film was,” Deborra-Lee Furness said.

In the film Furness plays a leather-wearing ‘chick on a bike’ but this time it was Jackman sporting the leathers.

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The couple posed side by side with Jackman saying it was nice to be home in Australia, reports The Daily Telegraph.

“It’s always too quick, but I love it,” Hugh Jackman said. 

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Last week Jackman was showing just how much he loves being home, posting a series of adventurous photos on Instagram.

They weren’t the only well-known faces to step out at the event.

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Sigrid Thornton too went for the leather look.

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Kerry Armstrong went for the denim and boots style.

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Simon Buchanan looked elegantly casual in this scalloped-edge top.

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Do you remember the movie Shame?