Shiver me timbers! Hugh Jackman makes a swashbuckling appearance at Wimbledon thanks to his Blackbeard role

He’s normally the picture of Hollywood hotness, but Hugh Jackman looked rather dastardly on Tuesday.

The Australian actor took his seat in the Royal Box of Centre Court at Wimbledon, where he looked like he might plunder the other VIP guests.

That was thanks to the vintage goatee and shaved head he has to wear for his role as Blackbeard in the upcoming Peter Pan movie.

The live-action fantasy based on J. M. Barrie’s classic children’s tale is directed by Joe Wright, and is currently being filmed in London.

The legendary story centres on an orphan boy who is spirited away to the magical Neverland, where he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny.

Though Blackbeard doesn’t appear in the Disney animation, Wright’s version of the story is actually a prequel to Barrie’s novel, with Jackman’s character the central villain.

Hugh greeting 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli of France:

Captain Hook does appear, with Garrett Hedlund in the role, but rather than being Pan’s arch-nemesis they are actually allies as the one-handed pirate works on Blackbeard’s ship.

Amanda Seyfried and Rooney Mara have been cast as Mary and Tiger Lily, while Cara Delevingne has secured a part though it has not been revealed as of yet.

Hugh managed to get a day off from filming to watch the matches on Centre Court on Day Two of Wimbledon.

Sabine Lisicki defeat Julia Glushko in two sets but Hugh was there to see the first match of Rafael Nadal against Martin Klizan.

The final game would be an the highly anticipated first game of Serena Williams who takes on fellow American Anna Tatishvili.

Pan is set for release on July 17, 2015.

2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli tweeted a photo of herself with Hugh after she performed the coin toss in the first match on Centre Court Tuesday:

2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki tweeted a photo of herself with Hugh after she won her first round match:

EDIT to add Hugh's Instagram post from just a few minutes ago:

“Inspirational story!! Last year's @Wimbledon champ @bartoli_marion”

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