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!
NB: As part of our site overhaul, all of our content is moving over to a new system. While these changes take place many of the pages within this site will not work/give errors - please be patient as I work to fix them as quickly as I can!
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.
I have now been able to add some fantastic, exclusive scans from Nicole’s recent stunning cover and editorial in Australian Harper’s Bazaar magazine, courtesey of my friend April! The whole spread is just gorgeous, and it obviously feels very personal and special given that Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret are featured within it. My favourite shots are the two of Nicole in the floor length black gown on the woody track – so beautiful!
I apologise for the intrusive tags on the scans, but I get tired of seeing our gallery content reposted on other forums/sites without a thank you to us. My friend took the time to buy and scan this magazine for me, so I hope our visitors will respect that and not repost these scans. Thank you!
Have a browse through this gorgeous spread in our Gallery…
I had a fantastic surprise in my inbox a couple of weeks ago, when I discovered several emails from Times containing some super rare old goodies! I’ve have added the first batch of them today – some screencaptures from Nicole’s 1987 movie The Bit Part, in which she played Mary McAllister. This movie is very rare – in 10 years of running the site and desperately trying to find a copy of it, I had had no luck until Times’ email. So a really big thanks – the first of a few – to Times for helping out with these. Many of you know how much I love old Nicole stuff, as well as how much I love receiving help from fellow fans!
I’ve since discovered clips from The Bit Part on YouTube, and will have a closer look through them to see if it’s the whole thing. If so, I will post the videos (and more screencaps if necessary) here for you too.
Have a browse through the screencaptures in our Gallery…
It’s going to be hard for Nicole Kidman to lay low this summer. Us Weekly has learned that the Oscar-winning actress, 45, will be in London for most of the 2012 Summer Olympics, which kick off in the UK later this month.
Kidman is the spokeswoman for OMEGA Watches, the official timekeeper of the Olympics, and thus will be on hand in London for various promotional appearances. Husband Keith Urban — and presumably their daughters Sunday, 3, and Faith, 19 months — will be at her side.
I have now finally added photos of Nicole filming The Railway Man in Scotland and northern England in May to our Gallery – sorry for the delay! Nic filmed a variety of interesting looking scenes during the month, and sported a short brown cropped wig — reminiscent of her look in Fur. Co-stars Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård can be seen in some of the photos, and Nic was also visited on set one day by Keith and Sunday!
Deadline have posted a new interview with Nicole that they did during the Cannes Film Festival. It seems to be an extended version of this interview that they released earlier this month.
EMMYS: Nicole Kidman On ‘Hemingway And Gellhorn’
When I caught up with Nicole Kidman in May near the end of the Cannes Film Festival she just wanted to take off her shoes and relax. It was a grueling schedule as she had two films on successive nights in the official selection doing press conferences and walking up the Palais’ fabeled red carpeted steps two nights in a row. With her powerhouse Emmys 2012 Nicole Kidmanportrayal of journalist Martha Gellhorn who also engaged in a tumultuous marriage as Ernest Hemingway’s third wife, Kidman had the rare opportunity of premiering a movie in Cannes that would debut on HBO just four nights later. And before this Oscar winning star (The Hours) showed there is practically nothing she won’t do for her art as the trampy Southern trollop in Precious director Lee Daniel’s first film since that triumph, The Paperboy, in which she stars opposite Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron and John Cusack. The movie divided critics but everyone seemed to agree Kidman nailed it. Clearly this major movie star is on a roll and as she told me she goes where the interesting parts are now whether it’s the movies, theatre or even television, which in Gellhorn gave her one of the roles of a lifetime.
AWARDSLINE: Were you familiar with Martha Gellhorn? KIDMAN: I didn’t even know who she was. Then I started researching her and called [director] Phil [Kaufman] and said ‘I have got to play her.’ And to play her old and looking back. She had that perspective. And the final images of the film are her looking back and on the phone and saying ‘I will pay my own way.’ I had to tell that story: I’m going, throwing that backpack on and going out that door … She is such a great woman in the hands of Phil because he loves women. And I think it’s great that he’s told her story. She trail-blazed a lot of female journalists, but also she was a role model for women.
Props to our news posting master ‘thehours_fan‘ at our forum for the heads-up on a possible new magazine cover for Nic:
According to a few reliable sources, those Lady Gaga rumors are true, and the singer is indeed covering Vogue‘s September issue. Additionally, Styleite learned exclusively that the ever lovely Emma Stone will grace the cover of Interview, and Nicole Kidman will front V magazine. (- Styleite.com)
This should be an interesting cover if it is actually happening, and Nic has never been photographed for V magazine before. We’ll keep you posted on any further news surrounding this!
It was reported last night that talented director, writer, producer and humourist Nora Ephron passed away from pneumonia. Nora of course directed Nicole in Bewitched (2005), and Nicole considered her a friend since then. Ephron also wrote, directed and/or produced the romantic comedy classics Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, and more recently worked with Meryl Streep on Julie & Julia. Nicole shared her condolences in a press release:
“Nora was a joy to be around; she was so smart, warm, and funny. I am so grateful that she was my friend and we had the opportunity to work together. My thoughts and love are with her family at this time. I will never forget the dinners, games, and laughter we all shared.” - Nicole Kidman
While Bewitched received rather unfavourable reviews from critics and many movie-goers, it is still a fan favourite in the Nicole fan community, and is definitely one of my favourite Nicole films. It is so charmingly sweet, romantic and funny, and it’s the movie I put on when in need of some light hearted relief. Those who enjoy the film, really love it, and Nicole is aware of the fan love for it, saying in 2005: “Everybody is obsessed with Bewitched. I get asked so many questions about it. I’m glad. It’s fun. It’s a lot of fun. Will Ferrell is just a sweetheart.”
One of the reasons Nicole took the part was because she wanted to work with Nora Ephron, and Nora showed us a side of Nicole we hadn’t seen before. “She’s really fun, she’s really warm, she’s really charming, and we haven’t seen her be this Nicole Kidman,” Ephron said. Nicole herself enjoyed working with Ephron, noting that she has the best catering in the world! “Nora is incredibly witty and powerful as a woman, yet she is also extremely nurturing. She invites you over on a Saturday night and she does all the cooking and she kind of has 30 people over. She loves to direct the film during the week and then entertain on the weekends. And I think that that’s something that people don’t realize about her, that there’s such a selfness to her and at the same time she is one of the smartest writers and smartest women working today,” Nicole told an interviewer in 2005. Both Nicole and Will Ferrell liked the original concept for the film that the Ephron sisters came up with when writing the script, with Nicole describing it as “clever and “cute”. “One of the points of Bewitched,” Ephron said, “is that all the magic in the world is no match for love.”
Scroll on down this post for the trailer and a few clips from Bewitched in memory of this woman who will certainly be missed in the film industry.
Way back in 1983, Nicole made a famous appearance in the music video for Pat Wilson’s song Bop Girl. Most of us know that now. What we didn’t know, however, was that that was not the only music video Nicole appeared in that year! A very big thanks goes to our intrepid forum member Nicoleta for discovering and sharing that Nicole also appeared in the music video for Australian rock band Moving Pictures’ single Where They Belong. This is a very rare and exciting find – after 10 years of running this site I get particularly excited to discover something old that Nicole did (magazine cover, project etc.) that we had not previously heard about. Nicole obviously looks super-young, and her trademark big curly hair is on display … and her eyes are as piercing as always.
Watch the video below, and find screencaptures in the Gallery. I hope you all enjoy this great find as much as I did! Big thanks again to Nicoleta.
For our 3rd and final birthday update today, I have replaced various photoshoot pictures from the 90′s with exclusive high quality versions! The new HQ versions can be identified by the image title of hq00#.jpg when you hover over the thumbnails. Some of these are amongst my favourite Nicole photoshoots – she looks so young and fresh faced! Some of them were also amongst the first photos I ever saw of Nic, so make me feel very nostalgic ^_^
Big thanks to crayen for helping me get my hands on these for us Getting old photoshoots like these in high quality is pretty rare, so please be kind and don’t re-post them.
More rarities coming up over the weekend! Remember to scroll back down/see this post to leave your birthday wishes for Nic.