The X-Men star made his West End debut in 1998 in Trevor Nunn's revival of Oklahoma! and was nominated for an Olivier theatre award. Jackman's film career subsequently took off and the actor and his wife welcomed two children shortly after the play.

The 48-year-old has appeared in several productions on Broadway including The Boy From Oz in 2003 and A Steady Rain and now that his children are older he is hoping to return to the stage overseas.

"It's an issue of children - I love being here but I have kids at school," he tells BBC.com. "At some point in the future I'd love to come to the West End. Coming here working for Trevor Nunn at the National Theatre, that was a real turning point for me."

"(My children) are 16 and 11 and they're at the age where they'd love me to go away because I'm kind of a strict guy at home, but I'd love to do that again some time," he adds.

The actor is also looking to shift focus in his career after completing Logan, the last film in which he portrays superhero Wolverine. The movie is out later this month (Mar17).

"I was very clear this was the last one when we were making it - I don't think I could've made this movie unless I knew that," he continues. "And I don't think I was fully OK with it until I saw it, because even though I had a good feeling, you never know until you see the final product if it's something you know you can sleep with for the rest of your life."