Christopher Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He Away. Hemsworth has appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek, the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway, the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods, the dark-fantasy action film Snow White and the Huntsman, the war film Red Dawn, the biographical sports drama film Rush. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe he portrays the role of Thor, beginning in Thor, appearing in The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, he will reprise his role in Avengers: Endgame, scheduled for release in April 2019. In 2015, he starred in the action thriller film Blackhat, had a comedic role in the fifth installment of National Lampoon's Vacation series and headlined the biographical thriller film In the Heart of the Sea; the following year, Hemsworth had a supporting role in Sony's reboot of Ghostbusters. In 2019, he will star in the spin-off of the Men in Men in Black: International. Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, to Leonie, an English teacher, Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counsellor.
He is the middle of three boys. His maternal grandfather is a Dutch immigrant and his maternal grandmother is of Irish descent, he was raised both in the Australian Outback in Bulman, Northern Territory. He has stated, "My earliest memories were on the cattle stations up in the Outback, we moved back to Melbourne and back out there and back again. Most of my childhood was in Melbourne but my most vivid memories were up there with crocodiles and buffalo. Different walks of life." He attended high school at Heathmont College before his family again returned to the Northern Territory, moved a few years to Phillip Island. Hemsworth began his career by appearing in several television series. In 2002, Hemsworth starred in two episodes of fantasy television series Guinevere Jones as King Arthur, as well as making an appearance in soap opera series Neighbours and one episode of Marshall Law; the following year, he appeared in an episode of The Saddle Club. In 2004, Hemsworth Away, he was subsequently recalled for the part of Kim Hyde.
He moved to Sydney appearing in 171 episodes of the series. He left the cast of Home and Away on 3 July 2007. Hemsworth was a contestant on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars Australia, partnered with professional dancer Abbey Ross; the season premiered on 26 September 2006, after six weeks, Hemsworth was eliminated on 7 November. In 2009, Hemsworth portrayed James T. Kirk's George Kirk, in the opening scenes of J. J. Abrams' film Star Trek, he played the character Kale in the thriller A Perfect Getaway the same year. He went on to play Sam in 2010's Ca$h, the first film he shot when he arrived in the United States; the film's director, Stephen Milburn Anderson, said Hemsworth had only been in the United States for six weeks when he had auditioned for the role, recalling, "Here's a guy, young, has the right look, is a good actor and, let's face it, he's beautiful. So I say, we need to get this guy in. I was impressed". In November 2010, The Hollywood Reporter named Hemsworth as one of the young male actors who are "pushing – or being pushed" onto the Hollywood "A-List".
Sony Pictures announced in 2011 that Hemsworth would star in the thriller Shadow Runner, which did not subsequently go into production as of 2014. Hemsworth is most famously known for his role as superhero Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his first film in the franchise was 2011's Thor. He and castmate Tom Hiddleston, who played Loki, had each auditioned for the role, for which Hemsworth said he put on 20 pounds of muscle. Hemsworth reprised the role in the 2012 film The Avengers as one of the six superheroes sent to defend Earth from his adopted brother, in Thor: The Dark World, the 2013 sequel to Thor, he starred in the horror film The Cabin in the Woods, shot shortly after the release of Star Trek but went unreleased until 2012. That year, Hemsworth starred opposite Kristen Stewart in the film Snow White and the Huntsman as the Huntsman, he played Jed Eckert in the 2012 Red Dawn remake, a role he was cast in after MGM saw dailies footage of a scene from Cabin in the Woods. Hemsworth received the part of Thor two days after being hired for Red Dawn.
In 2013, Hemsworth starred in Ron Howard's sports drama film Rush, as 1976 Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt. People magazine, in an annual feature, named him its 2014 "Sexiest Man Alive."In 2015, Hemsworth starred in director Michael Mann's action thriller Blackhat, opposite Viola Davis, reprised his role of Thor for the fourth time in the sequel to The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hemsworth returned to the set of Home and Away in November 2014 to film a scene as an extra and not as his character Kim Hyde, he appeared in the episode broadcast on 19 May 2015. In 2015, he co-starred in the comedy film Vacation, along with Ed Helms, a revival of the film series that starred Chevy Chase, his last 2015 film was In the Heart of the Sea, based on the book of the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick, with Hemsworth playing first mate Owen Chase. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, he revealed that to prepare for the role of starving sailors, the cast was put on a diet
Tangle (TV series)
Tangle is an Australian drama series for the Showcase subscription television channel. It focuses on the tangled lives of two generations of two families. Tangle is filmed in Melbourne and first screened on 1 October 2009, it is written by Fiona Seres, Tony McNamara and Judi McCrossin, directed by Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville and Stuart McDonald. There have so far been three seasons. Tangle revolves around the intertwined lives of the Kovac and Williams families and their network of friends and extended family. Nat Manning returned to her home town of Melbourne after ten years in England on the minor celebrity circuit, she created ripples and waves in the lives of two clans struggling under the weight of their myriad secrets. Ally is the devoted wife of builder Vince, mother of Romeo and Gigi, happy to have her sister Nat back. Politician Tim had an affair 15 years ago with Nat, as a result, Nat became pregnant. Tim and his wife Christine fought hard for custody of the child, Max. Divorcee Em is having an affair with married man Vince and doctor Gabriel has a secret lust for married Ally.
Secretive man Joe Kovac, brother of Vince, hoping to become a part of a family he was never allowed into. Spiros Georgiades is recruited by the party as a political adviser to Tim, develops an attraction to Christine. Tim makes a bid for the top job of Premier, but is kicked out of the party after an honest press conference. Ally and her children and Gigi, make a fresh start in a new house. Season Three will pull apart and look at just how the generations separate from one another and how the ties of family are stretched. Ally sheds some of love's illusions and begins to see life possibilities beyond her family and Gabriel. Both Romeo and Gigi need her less than she'd imagined, but in different ways, as they build their own lives; when Max moves away, Christine flirts with a parallel life at odds with all previous certainties. Gabriel learns his love for Ally is founded in her unavailability and is set free. Nat's chaos is the one constant. Tony Rickards – Billy Hall Jane Allsop – Tanya Hicks Lucia Emmerichs – Ophelia Hicks Reef Ireland – Ned Dougherty Madeleine Jay – Kelly Alison Whyte – Nicky Barnham Maude Davey – Agatha John Brumpton – Bryan Dougherty Frank Gallacher – Pat Mahady Alicia Banit – Leah Simon Maiden – Stan/Voice of Yuri Adam Zwar – Huey Moss Leah Vandenberg – Elle Rosenthal Todd MacDonald – Paul Tim Draxl – Conrad Fiona Harris – Sophie Ryan Corr – Isaac Dan Wyllie – Michael Chubievsky Michael Clarke-Tokely – Luke Wintle Elle Mandalis – Miss Papas Nicholas Bell – Sean Roscoe Ben Schumann – Harvey Luke Hemsworth – John Kate Jenkinson – Melanie Lliam Amor – Robert Barker Tony Nikolakopoulos – Gordon Richard Sutherland – Jason Marta Kaczmarek – Psychic Alin Sumarwata – Julie Kevin Harrington – Ian John Flaus – Cemetery Keeper Jason Agius - Romeo Fighter Mate Showcase renewed Tangle for a third series on 12 December 2010 and production began in June 2011, ending in August.
Tangle is filmed in and around the city of Melbourne set within the more affluent suburbs of the city. The new house in which Ally and her children move to in season three is in Black Rock, Tim and Christine's house is in Kew; some other locations that have been used to film throughout the series are: Studley Park Yarra Bend Park Prahran Abbotsford Convent Parliament House Spring Street Carlton Abbotsford Malvern East Australia SoHoRepublic of Ireland RTÉ TwoAsia Pacific Australia NetworkNew Zealand TV OnePoland Viacom Blink! Canada Super Channel Tangle at TV.com Tangle on IMDb Tangle on 7plus
Kill Me Three Times
Kill Me Three Times is a 2014 Australian-American black comedy thriller film directed by Kriv Stenders. It was selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival; the film was released in the United States on 10 April 2015, by Magnet Releasing. In Eagles Nest, Western Australia, a wealthy motel proprietor Jack Taylor believes his wife Alice to be having an affair. After a violent argument, Jack hires a private investigator and contract killer; when Charlie returns with video proof Alice is having sex with Dylan Smith, Jack orders Charlie to kill her. Alice makes an appointment with dentist Nathan Webb to work on her tooth, which Jack chipped when he hit her. Jack tells Charlie about Alice's dentist appointment. Before she leaves, Alice robs his safe. Charlie is amused to see Nathan and his receptionist wife Lucy drug Alice, kidnap her, after several mishaps, send her over a cliff in a flaming car. Charlie takes incriminating pictures of the acts.
Lucy takes it before trying to kill her. Unknown to all involved, Alice wakes up in time to escape the car before it explodes. Satisfied that Alice is dead, Charlie returns to Jack for payment, not telling him that the hit was carried out by other people; when Jack finds his safe empty, he suspects Alice and Dylan. He reassures Charlie he has more money in the bank, Charlie says he will return the next day. Meanwhile and Lucy initiate their insurance fraud scheme by exchanging Lucy's dental records with Alice's, hoping to fool people into believing that Lucy died in the fiery car crash. Bruce Jones, a corrupt cop recognizes the fraud, while impressed that Nathan is able to murder to his own wife, demands half the payout to stay quiet. At the same time, Charlie anonymously blackmails Nathan with pictures of Alice's kidnapping and assumed death. Lucy pushes Nathan to pay the blackmailer and be done with it, he reluctantly sets up a meeting. Dylan kills Jack. Charlie leaves to meet Nathan; because he is the only one who can collect the insurance money, Nathan believes himself safe from harm.
When Nathan is uncooperative, Charlie surprises Nathan by shooting him. As he dies, Nathan reveals the location of the money Alice stole from Jack, which he recovered during Alice's kidnapping. Charlie returns to collect his money from Jack. At the same time, Bruce stumbles upon Charlie at the crime scene. Charlie kills Bruce. Charlie sneaks into Lucy's house, instead of killing her, reveals they are working together. Lucy is upset that Charlie has killed Nathan, as she can no longer collect the insurance money on her own faked death. Charlie says he will not split the remaining money with her and leaves, though he tells her that she will now inherit Jack's hotel business, as he was her brother; when Dylan arrives, both Lucy and Charlie claim the other murdered Alice. Dylan shoots at Charlie; as Charlie prepares to kill Dylan, Alice knocks him off the deck. Alice and Dylan leave with the money as Charlie weakly answers his phone to assure a client that he will make an appointment. Simon Pegg as Charlie Wolfe Alice Braga as Alice Taylor Sullivan Stapleton as Nathan Webb, a dental surgeon with a gambling debt Teresa Palmer as Lucy Webb, Nathan's wife and receptionist Luke Hemsworth as Dylan Smith Callan Mulvey as Jack Taylor Bryan Brown as Bruce Jones, a corrupt cop Filming started in September 2013, in Perth.
Shooting took place in various locations in Western Australia, including wine-producing area Margaret River. Post-production was done in Victoria; the screenplay was written by his first screenplay. The story is told from three different points of view; the film was first released at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014 in the U. K. at the London Film Festival the following month. It was released in the U. S. for limited audiences in April 2015. In August 2015, the film was screened across 3 Australian capital cities - Sydney and Perth - before being released on DVD, VOD, iTubes 9 September 2015 Kill Me Three Times received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 14%, based on 49 reviews, with a rating of 4/10; the site's critical consensus reads, "Kill Me Three Times offers Simon Pegg an opportunity to play against type as a villain. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 30 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".
Justin Chang of Variety said of Pegg and the film, "Simon Pegg plays a bemused hitman in Kriv Stenders' tiresomely derivative Australian-noir bloodbath." David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter called it derivative of Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, the Coen brothers, Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths. Kill Me Three Times on IMDb
National Institute of Dramatic Art
The National Institute of Dramatic Art is an Australian national education and training institute for students in the performing arts. Since 1958, NIDA has educated students in performance and production for theatre and television, it offers programs ranging from degrees to public short courses, including holiday programs and corporate training. In 2018, NIDA was ranked as the 10th best drama school in the world by The Hollywood Reporter. NIDA's main campus is based in the Sydney suburb of Kensington, located adjacent to the University of New South Wales, is made up of a range of rehearsal and performance venues. NIDA is affiliated with the University of New South Wales. NIDA receives funding from the Australian Government through the Minister for the Arts, Attorney-General's Department and is a member of the "Australian Roundtable for Arts Training Excellence:" an initiative between the national performing arts training organisations and the Australian Government providing training for emerging artists.
Founded in 1958, NIDA commenced acting classes in 1959. More than 50 years NIDA has grown to 232 full-time students annually 70 full-time staff members. Entry to NIDA's higher education courses is competitive, with 5,000 applicants from around the country competing for an annual offering of 75 places across undergraduate and graduate disciplines; the student body for these courses totalled 199 in 2014. NIDA is located on Anzac Parade in the Sydney suburb of Kensington, across the road from the University of New South Wales; the campus was first opened in 1987, followed by additional buildings opened in 2001, which were awarded the 2002 Sir John Sulman Medal for public architecture. NIDA has five theatres; the largest of these is the Parade Theatre offering seating for audiences of up to 707 people in its three-tiered, horseshoe-shaped auditorium. The Playhouse, Studio Theatre, the Space and the Atrium offer a variety of flexible performance spaces; the Rodney Seaborn Library is a specialist library for NIDA students and staff and is open to the general public by appointment.
Created in 1980. The NIDA Archives collects and preserves archival records created by or relating to NIDA; the NIDA campus includes rehearsal rooms, multi-media and computer-aided design studios, a sound stage, a lighting studio, production workshops, audio-visual facilities, the Reg Grundy Studio film and television training and production facility. Graduates from the National Institute of Dramatic Art include: Adrian Britnell Dale Ferguson Catherine Martin Ralph Myers, Former Artistic Director Belvoir St Theatre Michael Wilkinson, 2014 Academy Award Nominee for American Hustle Paul Curran Gale Edwards Jennifer Kent Dane Laffrey Tommy Murphy Kip Williams, artistic director of Sydney Theatre Company Jim Sharman, Director of The Rocky Horror Picture Show In 2012, former NIDA board member and Liberal senator Chris Puplick, who had served on the board from 1994 to 2000 and 2007 to 2010, wrote an essay titled "Changing Times at NIDA", published in the October issue of the publication Platform Papers.
In the essay, Puplick criticised the teaching standards of the school and its director and chief executive, Lynne Williams, stating that she has had no significant experience in theatre to head the school and that her style was "Thatcherite". Soon after Puplick's statements were reported, chairman of NIDA's board, Malcolm Long, Lynne Williams replied back to the comments, with Long stating that Williams had the complete support of the board and described Puplick as "an disaffected former board member." Williams had defended herself stating her management style was not "Thatcherite". Long mentioned that amongst Williams' supporters were Cate Blanchett and Ralph Myers. Supporting Puplick were actor, director and a graduate of the school Jeremy Sims, who had launched the essay, Kevin Jackson, who had taught acting at the school for 27 years. Official website
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
The Reckoning (2014 film)
The Reckoning is an Australian crime thriller feature film written and directed by John V. Soto, starring Luke Hemsworth, Viva Bianca, Jonathan LaPaglia, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Alex Williams; the film premiered at the British Independent Film Festival on 10 May 2014 where it won Best Director and Best Music. The thriller opened in limited release in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth on 5 September 2014 following their Australian premiere at CinefestOz on 29 August 2014; the film was selected to screen in Cannes 15 May 2015 as part of the Antipodes collection for Cannes Cinephiles. The Reckoning was produced by Filmscope Entertainment's Deidre Kitcher; this is Filmscope Entertainment's third feature film following Crush. Lightning Entertainment is selling foreign rights; the Reckoning had its Australian TV Premiere on 7 December 2015 on Channel ONE. When Detective Robbie Green is called in to investigate the murder of his colleague Jason Pearson, he discovers at the crime scene a SD card from a video camera.
The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers, Rachel and AJ, who are making a documentary about the drug related death of Rachel's sister. Robbie and Detective Jane Lambert start to retrace the teen's journey and soon the pair begin to uncover a trail of the dead. Video footage reveals Jason being connected to the drug operation and he gives Robbie up as being involved in the death of Rachel's sister. Robbie is discharged from the investigation and sent home late at night, only to find his family being held hostage by AJ and Rachel. After a gunfight, with the police approaching the home, Rachel takes Robbie up onto the roof at gunpoint, with nothing but revenge on her mind. Luke Hemsworth as Detective Jason Pearson Viva Bianca as Detective Jane Lambert Jonathan LaPaglia as Detective Robbie Green Hanna Mangan-Lawrence as Rachel Saunders Alex Williams as Andrew "AJ" Jamison Tom O'Sullivan as Connor Amanda Dow as Maxine Chelsea Williamson as Abbie Saunders Kelsie Anderson as Sarah Renato Fabretti as Alex Katie Dorman as Renee Priscilla-Anne Forder as Officer Sally Franklin The Reckoning has received positive reviews from the media.
Gavin Bond of the Perth newspaper The Sunday Times praised the film as "an accomplished, refreshingly gritty and entertaining thriller." Philippa Hawker from The Age stated that The Reckoning was "an intriguing thriller that interweaves two accounts of guilt and revelation". Andrew Urban from Urban Cinefile said, "A strong screenplay, coupled with an interesting cinematic structure and great images make this an engaging film with tension and texture." Who Weekly's Andiee Pavious remarked that "From foreseeable beginings, his deceptive screenplay ricochets through a bloodied thicket of hoops that one by one call everyone's integrity to account. Prepare to be unprepared." Erin Free from Filmink lauded the film, saying "Writer/Director John V. Soto delivers his best film yet with this tight and compelling thriller"; the world premiere of The Reckoning was held at Empire Theatre in Leicester Square on 10 May 2014. The film made its Australian premiere at CinefestOz on 23 August and had a limited national release across five Australian cinemas, two in Perth and one each in Sydney and Brisbane on 5 September.
Lightning Entertainment has sold The Reckoning in over 40 overseas markets, including Portugal,the USA, South Africa, Turkey, the Middle East and Thailand. Filming took place in Western Australia, Australia; the Reckoning on IMDb Official website
Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state overall, thus making it the most densely populated state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south,New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, South Australia to the west; the area, now known as Victoria is the home of many Aboriginal people groups, including the Boon wurrung, the Bratauolung, the Djadjawurrung, the Gunai/Kurnai, the Gunditjmara, the Taungurong, the Wathaurong, the Wurundjeri, the Yorta Yorta. There were more than 30 Aboriginal languages spoken in the area prior to the European settlement of Australia; the Kulin nation is an alliance of five Aboriginal nations which makes up much of the central part of the state. With Great Britain having claimed the half of the Australian continent, east of the 135th meridian east in 1788, Victoria formed part of the wider colony of New South Wales.
The first European settlement in the area occurred in 1803 at Sullivan Bay, much of what is now Victoria was included in 1836 in the Port Phillip District, an administrative division of New South Wales. Named in honour of Queen Victoria, who signed the division's separation from New South Wales, the colony was established in 1851 and achieved self government in 1855; the Victorian gold rush in the 1850s and 1860s increased both the population and wealth of the colony, by the time of the Federation of Australia in 1901, Melbourne had become the largest city and leading financial centre in Australasia. Melbourne served as federal capital of Australia until the construction of Canberra in 1927, with the Federal Parliament meeting in Melbourne's Parliament House and all principal offices of the federal government being based in Melbourne. Politically, Victoria has 37 seats in the Australian House of Representatives and 12 seats in the Australian Senate. At state level, the Parliament of Victoria consists of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.
The Labor Party led Daniel Andrews as premier has governed Victoria since 2014. The personal representative of the Queen of Australia in the state is the Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau. Victoria is divided into 79 municipal districts, including 33 cities, although a number of unincorporated areas still exist, which the state administers directly; the economy of Victoria is diversified, with service sectors including financial and property services, education, retail and manufacturing constitute the majority of employment. Victoria's total gross state product ranks second in Australia, although Victoria ranks fourth in terms of GSP per capita because of its limited mining activity. Culturally, Melbourne hosts a number of museums, art galleries, theatres, is described as the world's sporting capital; the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the largest stadium in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The ground is considered the "spiritual home" of Australian cricket and Australian rules football, hosts the grand final of the Australian Football League each year, drawing crowds of 100,000.
Nearby Melbourne Park has hosted the Australian Open, one of tennis' four Grand Slam events, annually since 1988. Victoria has eight public universities, with the oldest, the University of Melbourne, dating from 1853. Victoria, like Queensland, was named after Queen Victoria, on the British throne for 14 years when the colony was established in 1851. After the founding of the colony of New South Wales in 1788, Australia was divided into an eastern half named New South Wales and a western half named New Holland, under the administration of the colonial government in Sydney; the first British settlement in the area known as Victoria was established in October 1803 under Lieutenant-Governor David Collins at Sullivan Bay on Port Phillip. It consisted of 402 people, they had been sent from England in HMS Calcutta under the command of Captain Daniel Woodriff, principally out of fear that the French, exploring the area, might establish their own settlement and thereby challenge British rights to the continent.
In 1826, Colonel Stewart, Captain Samuel Wright, Lieutenant Burchell were sent in HMS Fly and the brigs Dragon and Amity, took a number of convicts and a small force composed of detachments of the 3rd and 93rd regiments. The expedition landed at Settlement Point, on the eastern side of Western Port Bay, the headquarters until the abandonment of Western Port at the insistence of Governor Darling about 12 months afterwards. Victoria's next settlement was on the south west coast of what is now Victoria. Edward Henty settled Portland Bay in 1834. Melbourne was founded in 1835 by John Batman, who set up a base in Indented Head, John Pascoe Fawkner. From settlement, the region around Melbourne was known as the Port Phillip District, a separately administered part of New South Wales. Shortly after, the site now known as Geelong was surveyed by Assistant Surveyor W. H. Smythe, three weeks after Melbourne, and in 1838, Geelong was declared a town, despite earlier European settlements dating back to 1826