Australian actor Liam Hemsworth has braved his wildest modelling job to date, posing next to a lion for a fashion campaign.

Miley Cyrus' fiance can be seen grasping a whip and standing next to a lion called Felix in his first photoshoot for British clothing label Bench.

In another shot, The Hunger Games star reclines in the grass while dangerously close to the king of the jungle, while another photo shows the hunk looking relaxed as the lion growls ferociously beside him.