Hugh Jackman was yesterday awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a comedy or musical, for his role in Les Miserables as Jean Valjean.

He had captured hearts around the world in his stunning performance of the reformed prisoner in the film adaptation of the world famous musical. One, he says, he almost gave up on just before filming was to commence due to a horrendous rehearsal. Hugh thanks his wife, Debra Lee Furness, for encouraging him to continue "My wife talked me off that cliff," he said. "Baby, I’m going to say now in front of the entire world: thank you for always being right."

With the Oscars less than six weeks away, Hugh has that little golden man a lot closer within reach.