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Michael Fassbender has breakfast with friends after surfing on Bondi Beach. Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

Michael Fassbender has breakfast with friends after surfing on Bondi Beach. Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

A bearded Michael Fassbender.

A bearded Michael Fassbender.

Actor Michael Fassbender is seen in SoHo on August 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Actor Michael Fassbender is seen in SoHo on August 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

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Michael Fassbender is seen on August 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)

Michael Fassbender is seen on August 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)

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Actor Michael Fassbender is seen in SoHo on August 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Actor Michael Fassbender is seen in SoHo on August 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

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James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender attend the UK Premiere of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" at Odeon Leicester Square on May 12, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender attend the UK Premiere of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" at Odeon Leicester Square on May 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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Michael Fassbender at the 2014 IFTAs

Michael Fassbender at the 2014 IFTAs

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Michael Fassbender & Amy Huberman pictured at the Moët & Chandon VIP drinks reception at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards, which took place in the Double Tree by Hilton on Saturday, 5th April. Guests were treated to Moët & Chandon on arrival and at their table to toast the nominees and winners. Photo: Anthony Woods

Michael Fassbender & Amy Huberman pictured at the Moët & Chandon VIP drinks reception at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards, which took place in the Double Tree by Hilton on Saturday, 5th April. Guests were treated to Moët & Chandon on arrival and at their table to toast the nominees and winners. Photo: Anthony Woods

Michael Fassbender attending Irish film premiere of Frank at Lighthouse Smithfield, Dublin

Michael Fassbender attending Irish film premiere of Frank at Lighthouse Smithfield, Dublin

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Michael Fassbender has breakfast with friends after surfing on Bondi Beach. Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

Irish actor Michael Fassbender was enjoying his down time from filming his latest movie with his co-star Alicia Vikander in Australia over the weekend.

The pair play husband and wife in a new historical drama, The Light Between Oceans, which also stars Rachel Weisz.

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Michael Fassbender is seen on August 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)

Michael Fassbender is seen on August 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)

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Michael Fassbender is seen on August 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)

It tells the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who live off the coast of Western Australia and raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

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James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender attend the UK Premiere of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" at Odeon Leicester Square on May 12, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender attend the UK Premiere of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" at Odeon Leicester Square on May 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender attend the UK Premiere of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" at Odeon Leicester Square on May 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

The movie was principally shot in New Zealand, but some scenes were filmed in the northwest Tasmanian town of Stanley while others are currently shooting in Sydney.

Fassbender showed off his toned physique as he enjoyed an afternoon surfing with the Swedish beauty.

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Michael Fassbender & Amy Huberman pictured at the Moët & Chandon VIP drinks reception at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards, which took place in the Double Tree by Hilton on Saturday, 5th April. Guests were treated to Moët & Chandon on arrival and at their table to toast the nominees and winners. Photo: Anthony Woods

Michael Fassbender & Amy Huberman pictured at the Moët & Chandon VIP drinks reception at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards, which took place in the Double Tree by Hilton on Saturday, 5th April. Guests were treated to Moët & Chandon on arrival and at their table to toast the nominees and winners. Photo: Anthony Woods

Michael Fassbender & Amy Huberman pictured at the Moët & Chandon VIP drinks reception at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards, which took place in the Double Tree by Hilton on Saturday, 5th April. Guests were treated to Moët & Chandon on arrival and at their table to toast the nominees and winners. Photo: Anthony Woods

Previously, Vikander (26) has been linked with fellow Swede Alexander Skarsgard who is best known for his role as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood.

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Michael Fassbender at the 2014 IFTAs

Michael Fassbender at the 2014 IFTAs

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Michael Fassbender at the 2014 IFTAs

Meanwhile, Fassbender (37) has been most recently linked with supermodel Naomi Campbell and Zoe Kravitz.

This is not his first time to take on a historical film - he received an Oscar nomination for his turn in Twelve Years A Slave.

The German-born Kerryman is rumoured to be playing the late Steve Jobs in a new biopic about the Apple creator's life.

Sony had dropped the Aaron Sorkin-penned drama, but it has now been picked up by Universal.

The film, based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography, Steve Jobs, will be directed by Trainspotting's Danny Boyle .

With Fassbender confirmed in the lead role, Oscar winner Natalie Portman is reportedly in talks to appear in the movie as Jobs' daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

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