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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IPSWICH is about to hit the big screen, thanks to a new movie starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.
Heart-throb Firth was in Brisbane yesterday, speaking to students at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Kidman and Firth, famous for his role as a rich Austen bachelor in Pride and Prejudice, will star in The Railway Man, a story of a man forced to confront his past as a prisoner of war after the fall of Singapore.
The movie has already been filmed in Scotland and Thailand.
Firth plays the tortured role of Scottish soldier Eric Lomax and the Aussie Kidman plays his wife.
Filming for the project is expected to begin at the North Ipswich Rail Workshops and continue on the Gold Coast.
Firth’s female co-star is yet to be sighted, film sources saying her part had been completed in Scotland and Thailand.
Nevertheless, news has sparked excitement in the community, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale saying Kidman would be treated like royalty if she were to grace the town with her presence.
Film publicist Tracey Mair said the actress would not be joining her male co-stars in the city, after having previously said all the leads would be travelling to Ipswich.
“Kidman’s scenes were actually completed in the UK and Thailand, but the rest of the cast, including Firth, will be filming on the Gold Coast and in Ipswich,” Ms Mair said.
This is the video shown of Nicole at the UN Concert held the other night and posted about here.
UN Women – 8 June 2012 – UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and Academy award winning actress Nicole Kidman, speaks on the issue of violence against women, and illustrates the efforts of the UN Women-managed UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, which supports efforts on the ground to end the pandemic.
Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Mira Sorvino urged an end to violence against women at a concert Wednesday night to support the U.N. agency that promotes equality for women and an end to attacks against millions of women and girls.
General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar brought the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra to the U.N. to celebrate his leadership of the 193-member world body this year and dedicated the concert to supporting UN Women, which came into existence in 2010.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the crowd that “more than half of all women will be victims of violence in their lifetime — beatings, sexual abuse, even murder.”
Al-Nasser said U.N. member states have committed to raising $100 million by 2015 for its trust fund to combat violence against women.
He announced that already this year “generous donations” have been made by Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, South Africa, and Switzerland.
Clint Mansell is scoring the upcoming psychological thriller Stoker. The film is helmed by Korean director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) and stars Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney and Jacki Weaver. The Fox Searchlight Pictures production centers on a teenage girl who must deal with the unexpected appearance of a mysterious uncle following the death of her father. Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) has written the film’s script under the pseudonym Ted Foulke. Ridley and Tony Scott, as well as Michael Costigan (Being Flynn, Smart People) are producing the director’s first English language feature film through their Scott Free Productions company. It has previously been reported that Academy Award-winner Philip Glass was involved as the composer of the mystery thriller earlier this year. Mansell is currently recording his music for Stoker at Air Studios in London. No word yet on a release date for the film, but a premiere at one of the major film festivals this year appears likely.
The Courier Mail have reported that Nic is now back in Australia for the Gold Week Telethon. The Gold Week Telethon raises money to support the patients treated at Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick. We all know what a big supporter Nicole is of this hospital (she is often seen visiting it upon her return to Australia), and is has been reported that she will help man the phone lines during the telethon event next Monday.
Channel Nine will broadcast the Gold Week Telethon in aid of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Live next Monday from 9.00am to 4.30pm in New South Wales.
The telethon will be hosted by personalities including Karl Stefanovic, Lisa Wilkinson, Ben Fordham, Deb Knight, Leila McKinnon, Tim Gilbert, Peter Overton, Ken Sutcliffe and Amber Sherlock, with live crosses to Sydney Children’s Hospital throughout the day.
There will also be live crosses to The Voice coaches Keith Urban, Joel Madden, Seal and Delta Goodrem plus live performances from Ricki-Lee Coulter, Jack Vidgen, Damien Leith and Tim Freedman.
To conclude our photo coverage from Cannes (for now), almost 250 HQ photos from the Hemingway & Gellhorn premiere can now be found in our Gallery. To say this is my favourite Nicole look in a long time would be an understatement … I think she looks incredible in her gold metallic Ralph Lauren dress and classic short curly hair!! Nic completed her look with Boucheron jewellry. Everything about this look is perfect, and it took me a long time to sort through these photos because I was so distracted by each gorgeous shot! So I hope you spend a long time enjoying these pics too
In celebration of Nic’s controversial new movie The Paperboy, Yahoo! Movies have a short feature on her most risque roles to date…
What’s your favourite of all of Nicole’s risky roles?
Nicole Kidman’s risqué roles
Nicole Kidman is no wallflower. Her body of work is a testament to her willingness to go all out. And speaking of body — she has no reservations when it comes to showing hers.
As her next unconventional role awaits in “The Paperboy,” in theaters later this year, we think it wise to take a look at Kidman’s risqué and even risky roles.
From the outset of her film career, Kidman has shown she has guts. In the 1989 sea-set thriller “Dead Calm,” Kidman plays a woman who is forced to use her sexuality in an attempt to save her life in what was her breakout role. (And yes, she gets nekkid with Billy Zane, who plays the villain.)
Here’s another great, in depth interview from Cannes. I don’t think I’ve posted it before, but I am losing track with all the new promotion!
Nicole Kidman: “I have an incredibly powerful imagination” May 29th 2012
Wearing a stunning black and white Christian Dior dress and black Manolo Blahnik heels, Nicole Kidman reigns supreme on the Cannes red carpet. A busy woman, she was promoting Paperboy, starring opposite Zac Efron and John Cusack, as well as the HBO film, Hemingway and Gellhorn, opposite Clive Owen. Her husband, Keith Urban was by her side and the happy couple looked glamorous, as always, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. She gushes about her adorable husband, talks about motherhood, and her upcoming role as Grace Kelly.
Q: People always describe you as fearless. Do you agree with that description?
No, I think I have an enormous amount of fear, but I think I just push through it.
Q: How do you push through it?
Sometimes other people push me through it, and sometimes I just make myself. I don’t even know how to describe it. I’ll feel terrified, and then I’ll just go, “But what’s the worst that can happen?” So, if people don’t like it, so I fall flat on my face, I hurt myself, okay. I try to think like that in everything, even in terms of falling love. You go, I’m going to love to the fullest that I can, because why not? And I’m going to love my children that way, and I love my husband that way, and maybe there is going to be pain, but I am willing to accept the pain.
Q: This morning in the newspaper, the headline was, “Nicole Kidman Sets the Festival on Fire”.
Here are another batch of reviews of The Paperboy from the screenings at Cannes:
Cannes: ‘The Paperboy,’ starring Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman, proves that ‘Precious’ director Lee Daniels needs some common sense to go with his talent
When you hear about a movie that gets booed at the Cannes Film Festival, you tend to picture a monolithic thumbs-down chorus, like an ancient arena crowd turning on a gladiator. Actually, that’s not how it works. There is almost always at least some polite applause after film festival showings, so the boos, when they do happen, tend to be mixed in with clapping. That’s the sound I heard this morning when the closing credits rolled on Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy. And, in fact, that sound expressed my own feelings exactly. I wanted to do a catcall and clap encouragingly at the same time.
The Paperboy, a tale of homicide, hot-and-bothered sex, and rattlesnake-mean racism set in a small Florida town in 1969, is Daniels’ first film since Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire (2009), and since I’d hated Daniels’ first film as a director, Shadowboxer, and loved Precious, the question I had going into this movie is: Was Precious a fluke, or did Daniels, who’d been best known as a producer, have a major sensibility as a filmmaker? My short answer is: He does. The Paperboy is based on a Pete Dexter murder mystery, but it’s very much in the stark and plain, deliberately ramshackle and stripped down mode of Precious. I’m not just talking about the look of the movie, either. I’m talking about atmosphere, the corroded and even cruddy authenticity that says, “This is a movie that doesn’t pretty things up.” Daniels shoots lower-middle-class Southern living rooms and offices, and the people in them, the way they really looked in 1969 — the bad wood paneling and worn Formica, the fried chicken a little too greasy in its plastic tub, the period hair and eyeshadow that doesn’t scream, “Look at this period hair and eyeshadow!” He also captures the sleepy, lackadaisical, humidity-clogged rhythms of the South in the pre-media-clatter age. And also the precise way that a small-town Florida citizen in 1969 might have slipped the word “n—-r” into the conversation. Next to this movie, The Help looks about as naturalistic as a kabuki performance.
To keep you entertained, here are some more Cannes HQs! I’ve now uploaded 200+ HQs from the Hemingway & Gellhorn photocall. Nicole looks ready for business in a black and white Christian Dior dress with Manolo Blahnik shoes. While I’m not a big fan of the dress, I do love her hair and make-up here and there are some really beautiful photos of her posing with Clive Owen and by herself. She’s just adorable!
Again, this is the first batch, and more will be added in time.
We also have photos from the Philip Kaufman (H&G director) Masterclass event that was held during the same day. Nicole can be seen watching in the audience.