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..."
While this main site is now only focussing on Nicole's career up to 2006, you can still keep up-to-date with her current activities on our forum. Visit Nicole's Bulletin for the latest news and photos, and be sure to register to be able to post your own messages, and get access to even more Nicole chat and interaction.
As you might’ve seen by now – it’s all over the internet and papers – Nicole rocks the cover of the new issue of V magazine in a rather revealing manner!! I think it’s safe to say the photoshoot was shot in character as Charlotte from The Paperboy, which the cover is obviously to promote. In the interview inside, Nicole talks about The Paperboy, The Hours and Stephen Daldry, and who she tells to “Shut up … Put your clothes on”!! Read the interview below or over at the official V Magazine website.
The pictures from the photoshoot, plus the cover (including the full length one), have been added to our Gallery. A behind the scenes video showing Nicole’s transformation for the shoot is below. If anyone can provide us with high quality scans from this magazine then you will be guaranteed a permanent place on the Nicole’s Magic Wall Of Fame – get in touch if you can help!!
As posted about before, Nic’s new movie The Paperboy will be screening at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, and then the New York Film Festival in October. The schedule for the festivals have recently been released, and here are the main dates for when the film will be showing:
Nicole will also be honoured at the NYFF, so I imagine she’ll definitely be in attendance there. With any luck she’ll be at Toronto too! I’ll be doing my best to bring you full coverage of the events.
You might’ve noticed that I’ve spruced up our ‘Currently’ section just above these updates, and I will be adding in all the appearances and magazines featuring Nic as she promotes The Paperboy. Hopefully the tabs formatting of this section will make keeping up to date with everything a bit more organised for both you and I
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Nicole Kidman and Richard Peña will be the subject of gala tributes to be presented by the festival for the first time during the historic 50th edition of NYFF. FSLC also announced the addition of Kidman’s upcoming film, Lee Daniels’s adaptation of Pete Dexter’s popular novel, THE PAPERBOY to NYFF’s main slate schedule. The Gala Tribute to Nicole Kidman will take place on Wednesday, October 3, and the Gala Tribute to Richard Peña will take place on Wednesday, October 10.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of NYFF, the Film Society of Lincoln Center has added two gala tributes to its programming schedule of films and events. These tributes celebrate the work of individuals working in film who have made significant artistic contributions to film culture in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
Richard Peña, Selection Committee Chair & Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. said, “Nicole Kidman is one of film’s finest contemporary actresses. Since her breakthrough performance in TO DIE FOR and her bold and provocative appearances in Lars Von Trier’s DOGVILLE, Stanley Kubrick’s EYES WIDE SHUT, as well as her awarding-winning portrayal of Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry’s THE HOURS, Kidman has insisted on finding roles that are complex, bold and demanding. We are excited to honor her with a tribute at the New York Film Festival.”
It is with sadness that today we say RIP to talented British director Tony Scott, who passed away in Los Angeles yesterday. Tony Scott directed Nicole in her first major Hollywood production, Days Of Thunder, back in 1990. The two were reported to be reuniting in 2003 on an adaptation of the book Emma’s War, a project I had always hoped would materialise, but sadly never did. I haven’t been able to find any quotes from Nicole about working with Tony – but if you’ve read some, please do share.
Our thoughts are with Mr Scott’s family and friends at this time.
“I’m so so sad. I loved Tony and he was always so good to me. He will be deeply missed by so many of us that knew him.”
“Arbitrage” star Tim Roth is set to play Monaco’s Prince Rainier III opposite Nicole Kidman’s Grace Kelly in Olivier Dahan’s “Grace of Monaco,” which is also adding Frank Langella to its cast.
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam is producing with financier Uday Chopra of YRF Entertainment and scribe Arash Amel.
Story finds Kelly as a former Oscar winner and mother of two who had already spent six years as the monarch of a European nation. The retired starlet was called upon to save Monaco from an escalating situation regarding its standing as a tax haven, with French leader Charles de Gaulle giving her husband, Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, six months to reform its tax laws.
Roth will play the ambitious and strong-headed Prince Rainier III, who was forced to run the country at a young age and broke from tradition to marry Kelly. While he initially lets his emotions get in the way of his work and marriage, he eventually lets Kelly guide him in decision-making.
Langella is in negotiations to play Father Tucker, the priest who set up Kelly with Prince Rainier and dispenses advice to ensure they can survive any trouble that threatens to disrupt their marriage.
Spanish thesp Paz Vega is set to-costar as renowned opera singer Maria Callas, who as Aristotle Onassis’ girlfriend, became one of Kelly’s closest confidantes. Production is skedded to start this fall in France.
Roth, who starred in Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction,” received an Oscar nomination for his supporting perf in 1995′s “Rob Roy.” Brit thesp recently starred in the Fox series “Lie to Me” and wrapped Eric Rochant’s “Mobius,” which also stars Jean Dujardin.
Langella, who received an Oscar nomination for “Frost/Nixon,” next stars in “Robot & Frank” and Stephen Frears’ HBO telepic “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight.”
Roth is repped by CAA, Markham, Froggatt and Irwin and attorney Geoffry Oblath. ICM Partners reps Langella.
Even vintage-inspired costume designers need a thoroughly modern muse.
For longtime film and television costume designer Ruth Myers, nominated this year for an Emmy for her tailored 1930s and ’40s-based dress slacks and suits in the HBO movie Hemingway & Gelhorn, that muse came in the form of Nicole Kidman. The Australian actress – sleek, svelte and almost 1.78 metres tall – had previously worked with Myers on the 2007 film The Golden Compass.
“Nicole has the best bum in the world … She has the perfect figure,” Myers said at the recent Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) party for its sixth annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition.
Myers and other Emmy-nominated costume designers came to celebrate the clothes from many shows and TV movies, including Hemingway & Gelhorn, American Horror Story, Downton Abbey, Once Upon A Time and Boardwalk Empire.
Paz Vega to Play Maria Callas in ‘Grace of Monaco’
Paz Vega has been cast as the tempestuous opera singer Maria Callas in Grace of Monico, in which Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly, the Hollywood actress who became Princess Grace of Monaco.
Olivier Dahan, who helmed the Edith Piaf biopic La vie en rose, is directing the project from a script by Arash Amel. Pierre-Ange Le Pogam of Paris-based Stone Angels is producing along with Udaf Chopra of YRF Entertainment, the Hollywood-based banner of Yash Raj Films.
The film focuses on a six-month period in 1962 when Monaco was in a dispute with France and Princess Grace worked behind the scenes to prevent a coup. At the time, Grace came to know Callas, who was carrying on an affair with Greek millionaire Aristotle Onassis.
Vega, repped by WME and Management Production Entertainment, also has a role in Pedro Almodovar’s upcoming film, I’m So Excited.
Indie Wire reports on a very new interesting role for Nicole … what are your thoughts on this?!
Also, if anyone can get a copy of this magazine – Positif – and make scans of it for us, then please get in touch!
A two-part movie entitled “The Nymphomaniac” that’s aiming to hit the Cannes Film Festival in 2013…yep, that sounds about right for everyone’s favorite (well, almost everyone) cinematic enfant terrible, Lars Von Trier. And now his brewing picture, which is set to star Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard and Willem Dafoe, may get a blast from Von Trier’s past.
According to AlloCine, in an interview with Nicole Kidman in the July/August issue of movie magazine Positif (print only), the actress reveals she would be working for a “few days” on “The Nymphomaniac.” If that’s the case, it would appear that her experience on the director’s excellent “Dogville” was a good one (though she didn’t return for the follow-up “Manderlay,” instead replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard, while the third movie in the proposed trilogy, “Washington,” never got made). That’s all the info for now, and no word on what her role might be in the new movie.
And indeed, details thus far about “The Nymphomaniac” are under the radar except for this tantalizing official synopsis: NYMPHOMANIAC is the light and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-‐diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe. On a cold winter’s evening Seligman, an old bachelor, finds Joe semi‐unconscious and beaten up in an alleyway. After bringing her to his flat he sees to her wounds while trying to understand how things could have gone so wrong for her. He listens intently as she over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-‐out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
Lensing is set to get underway this summer, and in case you forgot, the movie will arrive in both hardcore and softcore variations, with porn actor doubles being used for the raunchy stuff. So yeah, just when we think Lars Von Trier is moving right, he turns left, so we’re very curious to see how this one turns out.