The star of The Greatest Showman , who recently wowed viewers at the 2019 Brit Awards , has become a holder for a record – and it’s very well-deserved.
On Wednesday February 20, Hugh Jackman was presented with one of two Guinness World Records by presenter Alison Hammond – as he is the longest-serving actor to portray a Live-Action Marvel Superhero, having portrayed Wolverine/Logan from the original X-Menfilm in 2000 to his final film Logan in 2017, meaning he played the role for 16 years and 228 days.
But he wasn’t alone, as his fellow mutant co-star Sir Patrick Stewart also received the record and left a video message for Hugh too.
“Hi, Hugh my dear,” said Stewart. “I have discovered that you and I are now in the Guinness Book of World Records . Congratulations, my friend. There’s another thing to hang on your wall”.
Stewart played the role of Professor Charles Xavier for the same length of time as Jackman.
Jackman played the adamantium-clawed hero in nine films: the original X-Men trilogy, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine , X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse , and Logan.
Stewart appeared as Xavier in the original X-Men trilogy, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Logan.
A younger iteration of Xavier has been portrayed by James McAvoy in the prequel X-Men films and will reprise the role in the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix.