ACA Patron

Hugh Jackman

As ACA’s Patron, Hugh Jackman welcomes you. As someone whose career training began with ACA and led him to become one of the world’s most famous and sought-after actors, Hugh continues to champion not just ACA, but the arts themselves.

He has his eye on the big picture: the arts’ massive contribution to society and Hugh knows that great training creates great actors.

Hugh graduated from ACA’s full-time acting course in 1991. He proudly accepted the role of Patron in 2007 and continues to support the vision of ACA as he follows his personal commitment to encourage and nurture future Australian artists.

“I am often asked why Australian actors are doing so well on the international stage and my first response is always that the training we receive is world-class. Certainly for me, ACA was a huge part of my development. ACA lit my passion for the craft and the fundamentals I learnt here are a huge part of the foundations I take to work with me every day.

“Returning to ACA, I was thrilled to see that the spirit, vitality, warmth and joy of the place is very much alive. I look forward to sharing my experiences with the students and also watching them grow as artists. I really have to thank all the staff at ACA for instilling in me that sense of play, risk taking and adventure that has made acting so fulfilling for me.”