Hugh Jackman has donated $10,000 (£6,666) to a children's hospital in Canada.

The actor's wife Deborra-Lee Furness paid the huge sum to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation on behalf of the cast and crew of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is currently filming in the city.

Bosses at the foundation were thrilled when they found out about the donation after Furness rang them to explain she was having trouble entering the large amount through its website.

The foundation's representative Kim Fraser says, "We're absolutely thrilled. It's so generous. It came out of the blue."

Jackman is famously generous during movie shoots, and regularly buys lottery tickets for the entire crew and cast of his films.