Welcome to Nicole's Magic, a fansite for the spectacular spectacular Academy Award winning Australian actress Nicole Kidman. Nicole is one of the most sought-after actresses of her generation, and is known for her roles in Moulin Rouge, The Hours and To Die For, and has recently been seen in the controversial thrillers Stoker and The Paperboy.
Nicole's Magic is the largest and most comprehensive fansite for Nicole, and is dedicated to supporting her and her career. As of March 2013, Nicole's Magic is entering a new phase of its fansite life, now focussing on paying tribute to Nicole's career up to and including 2006. Read more about what this entails here, and how you can keep up to date with her current career here. Nicole is our favourite actress, and we feel that this way we can provide a highly extensive and worthy tribute to this incredible woman. Comments, suggestions, sparkling diamonds, elephant love medleys and contributions are always more than welcomed so please contact me if you have anything to say. Enjoy your visit, add us to your Favourites and come back again soon!
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Movie Of The Month
As part of a bi-monthly feature here at Nicole's Magic, each month we will be taking a look back at one of Nicole's films or acting projects. Nicole has an immense body of work behind her, and there's no better way to be reminded of her talent and how much we love her than immersing ourselves and taking an in depth look at those works.
"Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself..."
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Nicole’s TV movie Hemingway & Gellhorn airs on HBO tonight in the US, so I thought it would be a good time to finally add some photos from the movie to our Gallery. So I’ve added stills (some in HQ), more set photos, photos from the soundtrack artwork, and a beautiful new promotional photoshoot picture. Nicole looks gorgeous in this 1930′s style!
HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN recounts one of the great romances of the last century – the passionate love affair and tumultuous marriage of literary master Ernest Hemingway and the trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn – as it follows the adventurous writers through the Spanish Civil War and beyond. The combined magnetism of Hemingway and Gellhorn ushered them into social circles that included the elite of Hollywood, the aristocracy of the literary world and the First Family of the United States. As witnesses to history, they covered all the great conflicts of their time, but the war they couldn’t survive was the war between themselves.
US fans, check your local listings for exact air times. If you get the chance to watch the movie then do drop back in here after and tell us what you thought of it!
I’ve posted several new interviews with Nic in which she talks about this project recently, so browse back through our recent updates for them. Further down this post are a few trailers and features for the movie.
I will be doing my best to bring you screencaptures from this movie later in the week.
‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’s’ Nicole Kidman: ‘I had no idea who she was’
The opening shot focuses on an old woman’s strong, lined face. It is the unadorned visage of Martha Gellhorn, a trailblazing correspondent who covered the front lines when women didn’t. Nicole Kidman portrays her, and Clive Owen is Ernest Hemingway in HBO’s “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” airing Monday, May 28.
With the sun pouring through the windows behind her, only Kidman’s bright blue eyes bear any resemblance to that old woman. Kidman kicks off her Jimmy Choos as she sips cocoa, describing Gellhorn as “this brave, intrepid, passionate woman.”
The movie took executive producer James Gandolfini six years to bring to the screen, and director Philip Kaufman, in his first movie for television, explores how the writers met, fell in love, covered the world’s main events and fought until they had to split.
HBO’s ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’ couples passion and war
Not too many people could stand up to macho Ernest Hemingway. Martha Gellhorn did.
The two lived a great and ultimately sad love story that would have been a worthy subject of their writing, he the great American novelist, she a fearless war correspondent and one of the best journalists of her day.
Hemingway is known to nearly everyone, at least by name and image, while Gellhorn, his third wife, is not. That may change with HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn (Monday, 9 ET/PT), a 2½-hour film that chronicles their deep, tumultuous relationship during a time when they witnessed war, chaos and some of the 20th century’s most significant moments.
For Nicole Kidman, who plays Gellhorn, the character was a revelation. “I had no idea about this woman, who was so courageous and brave in her exploration of humanity,” the actress says.
Clive Owen, Hemingway to Kidman’s Gellhorn, marvels at their relationship. “It was a very explosive coming together. They got together in the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, were both in a very extreme situation, and were hugely attracted to each other,” he says. “They were adventurers living this epic romance.”
Looking over a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea at the exclusive Hotel Du Cap earlier this week, Nicole Kidman ponders her career.
“There has been a quietness,” she says thoughtfully. “I think I have always taken chances, but I was dormant for a while.
“It just so happened that last year I was able to jump in and go, ‘OK, I want to do these things now,’ ” she adds.
Kidman, 44, is jumping in big time at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, a few miles down the road from the celebrity enclave. The five-time Cannes veteran looks to shake things up, participating in two provocative films, The Paperboy and Hemingway & Gellhorn.
In Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy, which opens in the USA later this year, Kidman brings serious screen heat as Charlotte Bless, referred to as an “oversexed Barbie doll” in the thriller.
CANNES, France (AP) — Nicole Kidman’s red carpet date travelled for 35 hours to join her in Cannes.
The actress’s husband — musician Keith Urban — made the trip from Sydney, where’s he’s been filming “The Voice,” to escort her up the famous Palais stairs at the Cannes Film Festival for the screening of her film, “The Paperboy.”
And Kidman says his effort meant “everything” to her: “As long as he’s there, he’s my rock, everything’s fine. I feel a little out to sea if he’s not there.”
Not that she didn’t know what she was doing. It’s the star’s fifth time in Cannes, so she’s used to the huge photo calls, press conferences and international interviews in the palm-tree scattered French coastal resort.
This time Kidman has two movies showing — “The Paperboy,” which is competing for the Palme d’Or top prize, and, outside of competition, the HBO movie “Hemingway & Gellhorn.”
This past week has been a good one for us Nic fans, and the coming week is going to be an equally good one for you Nicole’s Magic visitors! There are hundreds and hundreds of photos from Cannes, and it’s going to take me a while to sort through and upload them all, but when I do it will be worth it! I added photos from the Paperboy press conference the other day, and today I’ve started on the photocall, although haven’t had time to upload everything I wanted to.
So, to start you off, I’ve uploaded the first 150 HQ photos from the Paperboy photocall, held on Thursday. Nicole looks incredible in her bright orange Antonio Beradi dress – I really can’t get enough of this look, I think it’s all perfect! As such, there are some absolutely stunning photos … I know you will all adore them as much as I have. Enjoy browsing, and come back tomorrow for more…
Unfortunately The Paperboy did not win anything at Cannes this year … although it probably won the unofficial title of ‘most talked about’ film, and ‘most controversial’! Nevertheless, congratulations to the Paperboy crew and cast on their film being included at the festival, and all the exciting reviews they’ve been getting.
The Cannes winners are as follows:
Palme d’Or Award – ‘Amour’
Best Director – Carlos Reygadas
Best Actress – Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur
Best Actor – Mads Mikkelsen
Best Screenplay – Cristian Mungiu