Australian actor Chris Hemsworth announces career break to spend time with family

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, best known as The Avengers' Thor, is taking a break from Hollywood.

 Fresh from 12 months of back-to-back filming, Hemsworth told The Daily Telegraph that he wanted to spend more time with his family.

"This year I probably won't shoot anything," he said. "I just want to be at home now with my kids."

Hemsworth, 35 has three children with his wife, Spanish actress Elsa Pataky: seven-year-old daughter India Rose and five-year-old twins Sasha and Tristan.

The family live in Byron Bay, having relocated from Los Angeles in 2014.

Explaining his time out, Hemsworth said that his children were "at a very important age".

"They are still young and they are aware when I leave more than before," he said.

Hemsworth had a starring role in Avengers: Endgame, the final movie in the Avengers franchise, which shattered box office records when it was released last month.

He has three further films due for release this year: Men in Black: International, a spin-off of the 90s/00s Will Smith vehicles also starring fellow Avengers alum Tessa Thompson; science fiction film Dhaka, on which Hemsworth is also a producer; and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, the latest movie in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse.