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Thursday 2 October 2014

LA via the Bay

Declan Cashin

Published 28/06/2013 | 18:00

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Home and Away has proved to be a steady feeder school for talent to Hollywood.

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Naomi Watts

Appeared briefly in the soap in 1991, before moving to LA and eventually getting her big break in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001).

Heath Ledger

The late actor had a part in the show in 1997. Two years later he landed a role in 10 Things I Hate About You, which put him on the road to stardom.

Melissa George

Found fame as Angel in the soap and, after leaving in 1998, work steadily in the US in TV shows like Friends, Alias, and In Treatment, and in the movies The Amityville Horror and 30 Days of Night.

Chris Hemsworth

Left the soap after three years in 2007. He's now Thor (below) in Marvel's string of superhero movies, and also starred in Joss Whedon's The Cabin In The Woods. Will next be seen as real life race driver James Hunt in Rush.

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