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Chris Hemsworth

2016 (printed 2021)
Peter Brew-Bevan

inkjet print on paper (image: 80.0 cm x 57.0 cm, sheet: 111.5 cm x 77.3 cm)

Chris Hemsworth (b. 1983), actor, began his career on the Australian TV series Home and Away. After moving to the USA, his breakthrough came in 2011 when he was cast as the lead in Thor, which grossed over $400 million worldwide. Hemsworth reprised the role in The Avengers (2012), which, grossed $1.5 billion; and in the sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). The third film in the Thor franchise was released in 2017; and the third and fourth films in the Avengers series appeared in 2018 and 2019 respectively. In 2020 he starred in the Netflix thriller Extraction, which broke the streaming platform's viewership record in the first month of its release. Having famously beefed up for his various outings as Thor, Hemsworth's diet and workout regimens led to him starting the fitness and nutrition app Centr in 2019. He regularly features in lists of the world's highest paid celebrities. The fourth Thor film, Thor: Love and Thunder is due to be released in 2022.

Renowned portrait photographer Peter Brew-Bevan took this image of Hemsworth as part of a series of photographs for the August 2016 issue of Foxtel magazine. The actor became a brand ambassador for the pay TV giant in 2012 and appeared in various advertising and marketing campaigns.

Gift of the artist 2021
© Peter Brew-Bevan

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Peter Brew-Bevan (age 47 in 2016)

Chris Hemsworth AM (age 33 in 2016)

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