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Hugh Jackman to open Brit Awards

By AAP Newswire

Australian acting star Hugh Jackman will open this year's Brit Awards in London with a song from his film The Greatest Showman.

The actor, who portrayed American showman PT Barnum in the popular musical film, will perform "The Greatest Show". His performance will be under the creative direction of film director Michael Gracey.

Despite mixed reviews, The Greatest Showman was a box office success and its soundtrack, composed by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, reached multi-platinum status in both the US and UK.

Jackman confirmed his appearance in a fun video on his Instagram page, in which he jokingly lets the news slip to his dancers.

The Brit Awards take place on February 20.