Friday, September 11, 2009


Chris Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor best known for the part of Kim Hyde in the soap opera Home and Away. In 2004 he auditioned for the part of Robbie Hunter (played by Jason Smith), but failed to get the part. He was subsequently recalled for the part of Kim Hyde. He was successful in gaining the role of Kim Hyde and moved to Sydney to join the cast of Home and Away. Hemsworth appeared in series five of celebrity dancing show Dancing with the Stars with Abbey Ross, but they were the sixth couple eliminated. He left the cast of Home and Away on 3 July 2007. He has achieved two Logie Award nominations and has won one for Most Popular New Talent on Home and Away back in 2005. Hemsworth portrayed James T. Kirk's father, George Kirk, in J. J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek film and has also recently been signed for A Perfect Getaway, starring alongside Eric Bana. Hemsworth will star in upcoming horror film The Cabin in the Woods executive produced by Joss Whedon and will portray Jed Eckert in the upcoming Red Dawn remake. He has also been confirmed as being cast as the title character in Thor, which is a film adaption of the comic book.

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