Hugh Jackman says playing Jean Valjean in the big screen version of Les Miserables was a dream role.
The 44-year-old was speaking on the red carpet at the BAFTAs where he was nominated for the best actor prize.
He said: "It was certainly a role that I dreamt of playing a lot. I know there's a number of people who could play this role and I am so honestly grateful that I had a chance to do it."
After hosting the Oscars last year, Jackman said it was far better to be at an awards show as a nominee.
"I think everyone should just host one of these awards and then coming as a nominee is really a lot better," he said.
Hugh lost out on the best actor BAFTA to Lincoln star Daniel Day-Lewis.