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X-Men star Hugh Jackman reveals regrets turning down investment opportunity in Norwich City Football Club.

Hugh Jackman, the Hollywood movie star most famously know for being Wolverine in the X-Men, is a Norwich City fan.  Hugh, who was born in Australia, came to Norwich as a boy and remembers watching the team aged 16.  His mother, also a Canaries follower, is from Norwich and still lives there.

Hugh was approached by Norwich City Football Club to be a celebrity investor, and part owner of the club.  The approach by the club was before the team’s fast climb up the leagues and back into the premiership.  He told BBC Radio 5 Live that he turned this opportunity down and now regrets his decision.  He is said to follow the Canaries progress via the web.

In a recent game against Sunderland where the team won 2-1 he tweeted “congratulations Norwich City…first home win of this EPL season…many more to come!”

Hugh is currently promoting his latest film release called Unbound Captives, along side Twilights Robert Patterson.  The film is set in the 1800s.  The story line revolves around a woman whose husband is killed and whose children are kidnapped by Comanche warriors.  She enlists the help of a frontiersman (Jackman) to help rescue her children from the tribe.

Another up and coming film of the stars is, Personal Security.  The movie which is due to be released in 2012 will have Hugh star as a tough Gotham police detective forced into bodyguard duty for a spoiled teen heiress who is receiving kidnapping threats.

The Canaries have a strong celebrity following with some of their famous fans being Prince Andrew, Sir David Frost OBE, Glam rock band ‘The Darkness’, Cathy Dennis and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.  Actor and comedian Stephen Fry is a Director of the club and frequents many of the games.  Celebrity chef & major shareholder Delia Smith CBE most famously know for her timeless speech ‘lets be ‘avin’ you!  She also has Delia’s bar and restaurant based at Carrow Road as well as a New York Style diner called ‘Yellows’.