Red carpet : Liam Hemsworth attends Melbourne Dressmaker premiere

LIAM Hemsworth has walked the red carpet in Melbourne for the black-tie Australian premiere of his new film, The Dressmaker.

Chris was at the Melbourne premiere to show his support for his little brother .

And the pair certainly didn’t disappoint their legion of fans as they both stepped out in very dapper suits.


Former Neighbours star Liam, who earned worldwide fame in the Hunger Games movies, wore a grey suit with classic white shirt and black tie combo and black shoes.

Naturally his trademark facial hair was out in force while his hair was styled in a quiff.

Meanwhile, his 32-year-old brother Chris went for a more casual look – losing the tie and opting for an open-necked crisp white shirt paired with a blue suit.

Surrounded by family and friends including brother Chris, Hemsworth said he had been waiting to come home for a long time to be part of an Australian film.

“I’ve been looking to do an Australian film and this one came around, and the character reminded me of my grandfather and it felt like it was something I was really connected with,” he said.

The film also stars British actor Kate Winslet, who nails an Australian accent.

“She was a beautiful, wonderful person to work with,” Hemsworth said.

“She was so talented, such a down-to-earth, heartwarming person. I was nervous coming in, but she put that at ease very quickly.”

Based on a novel by Rosalie Ham of the same name, Kate stars as Myrtle ‘Tilly’ Dunnage – a dressmaker who returns from Europe to her small Australian hometown to take care of her ailing mother.

Liam plays likeable larrikin Teddy McSwiney with whom Tilly unexpectedly falls in love.

Speaking at the premiere, Liam revealed to AAP that the character reminded him of his grandfather. 

‘He reminded me a lot of my grandpa. That was the biggest thing that attracted me to the role,’ he admitted.  

But while he felt confident playing his character, Liam revealed he was intimidated by the experience of the cast, which also includes Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Sarah Snook. 

The dark comedy drama, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, was shot in Victoria. 

The Dressmaker had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last month

Hemsworth won the ‘New A-Lister’ Golden Eye Award at the Zurich Film Festival, which doubled as the Swiss movie premiere, last month.

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