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Home and Away casts Chris Hemsworth's younger cousin Luke Van Os in new role

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Home and Away has welcomed a new cast member, and it looks like he has some pretty famous relatives.

Luke Van Os – the younger cousin of Chris, Liam and Luke Hemsworth – will soon make his debut in the popular Australian soap.

The 24-year-old actor has already started filming his scenes as newcomer Xander, but fans will only get to catch him on screen next year.

Photo credit: lukevanos - Instagram
Photo credit: lukevanos - Instagram

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Van Os is related to the Hemsworths through his father, who is the brother of the Hollywood stars' mother, Leonie.

It sounds like Luke has a good relationship with his cousins, particularly Chris, who gave him a wise piece of advice ahead of his audition.

"I actually zoomed with Chris the night before and we ran [the scene] and kind of just got into a good headspace," Van Os said in an interview with Australia's The Daily Telegraph.

"His advice was be nice, put in the work and the work doesn't end now, if anything this is when you need to work hard," he added.

Photo credit: lukevanos - Instagram
Photo credit: lukevanos - Instagram

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Like his younger cousin, the Thor star also featured on Home and Away, where he played Kim Hyde between 2004 and 2007.

After leaving the long-running soap, Chris moved to Los Angeles where he booked a small role on 2009's Star Trek and the rest is Marvel history.

In 2010, he was cast as the Norse god in the first Thor movie, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Hemsworth also appeared in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters and Men in Black: International.

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 (Australia). Selected classic episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

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