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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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.
Hello Nicole fans! After far too much delay, I now have another batch of HQ Cannes photos for you! I’ve added over 200 gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous HQ photos from the Paperboy premiere, at which Nic swished up the red carpet in a stunning pink Lanvin gown. I love this look on her, she looks statuesque and dazzling, and very confident! Enjoy browsing through the premiere photos, as well as 50 HQs from the afterparty.
As you may notice from the title – … Part 1 – this is just the first batch! I have many more photos from all Cannes events to add, but I decided to just add the start of them rather than keeping you waiting any longer (sorry about that!). So the full lot will be up in time. If you want them
The bash, hosted by Ciroc Vodka and skincare line Erno Laszlo, was also attended by costars Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey, along with Kidman’s hubby Keith Urban and Reese Witherspoon. And guests were treated to elegant affair, despite the gritty nature of the movie being honored.
The event was held in a white lily-filled vintage lounge on Carlton Beach in Cannes, where guests sipped vodka and noshed on “every flavor of macaroons,” according to a party-goer. - People.com
I just came across a folder of scans that I had waiting to upload to the site, so decided to take a minute to do so. They are various clippings and short articles from the last few years, and are thanks to Ali, Jasmina and Kelly. One of the features is an interview with Keith, but it’s pretty much all about Nic, so I thought it would be worth uploading as many of you would be interested in seeing it
We also have some additional scans from the gorgeous Cold Mountain ‘Making Of’ book thanks to long-time Nicole fan Dana.
Right, to kick off our day of updates, I have started with 4 new promotional portrait photoshoots taken in recent months to promote Hemingway & Gellhorn. 3 of these 4 were taken back in January at the HBO TCA Panel, and the 4th was taken a few weeks ago in Cannes.
Big thanks to Al for emailing me a link to the footage he recorded when he went to watch The Railway Man filming a few weeks ago. There’s a brief shot of Nicole in it, and Al says that he put that in slow motion so we could see more of it! Watch Al’s footage here.
THR’s Todd McCarthy praises the film’s settings as “rich and resplendent,” adding star Nicole Kidman “excels” as the 28-year-old war journalist.
Perhaps appropriate considering the film’s subject, a biopic exploring the contentious relationship between novelist Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn has the critics at odds.
Starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn received high marks in some circles for its scope and performances but was criticized in others for what was perceived as a lack of authenticity.
The film, which covers the couple’s seven-year relationship and beyond, got the big screen treatment at the Cannes Film Festival — a format The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy thought suited it. He praised the film’s rich settings, which true to the world-traipsing couple, include Spain, China, New York, Key West West, Fla. And Cuba.
You may be wondering–what happened to Lee Daniels’s very hot, controversial movie “The Paperboy’? The film got a 16 minute standing ovation in Cannes. Kidman got the best reviews of her life. But the movie polarized people. Some loved it, some hated it. Kidman is said to be incandescent playing against type as a kind of broke down white trash gal who even pees on one of the characters.
“Paperboy” was made by Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films, with producers Hilary Shor and Cassian Elwes. There was a special screening in Cannes for distributors before the red carpet premiere, and lots of talk. There was even some talk that Millennium would just release “The Paperboy” themselves and skip a distribution deal.
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But I am told that “The Paperboy” continues to a hot potato. More screenings are being set up in New York and L.A. Millennium is said to still be open to another distributor coming in–Weinstein, Fox Searchlight, etc. Whoever gets the movie also gets Kidman’s automatic Oscar nomination, and maybe even win. So even if the movie repulses some, and turns others on, there’s going to be lots of talk and Nicole as a big bonus.
Nicole Kidman Speaks Out On Taking Risks, Roles And Taking Over Cannes: Interview
With two movies premiering in the Official Selection on successive nights and big worldwide market pre-sales announced for an upcoming film in which she plays Grace Kelly, Nicole Kidman ruled the Croisette in the second half of the Cannes Film Festival this week, and though she looked every inch the glamorous movie star on those back-to-back jaunts up the steps of the Grand Theatre Lumiere, it’s hard work invading the world’s most famous film festival. Perhaps that is why when she arrived Friday morning for Deadline’s interview and entered the Majestic Hotel’s 6th floor suite with its sweeping views of the Cote d’Azur all she wanted to do was take off her shoes and relax for a few minutes. No such luck in the crux of this go-go-go festival.
Kidman has been working a lot lately but all she’s looking forward to next is finally getting back to her ”normal” life again before tackling Grace Kelly’s anything-but-normal life in late Fall here in the South of France. Since making changes in her team a couple of years ago (she signed with Geyer Kosinski who also manages Angelina Jolie), the kinds of movies she’s doing are consistently more challenging and of a risk-taking nature, which is the way she likes it. The Oscar winner (The Hours) has often been drawn throughout her career to edgier material but now it seems to be her mantra. From her role as a Southern trollop in Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy which got Cannes twittering on Thursday to her first big TV project playing pioneering war correspondent and Ernest Hemingway’s third wife Martha Gellhorn in HBO’s Hemingway And Gellhorn directed by Philip Kaufman (which had the rare honor of a Cannes premiere for a TV movie) she has made a lot of noise just as Cannes 2012 is winding down. Add to that the challenge of being one big star playing another in the upcoming Grace Of Monaco and recently completing the great Korean director Chan-Wook Park’s (Oldboy, Thirst) first English-language feature Stoker, Kidman’s plate is full of fascinating projects. Things really turned around in late 2010 when the independently made film version of the devastating David Lindsay-Abaire Pulitzer Prize winning play Rabbit Hole, which she also helped produce, won her a third Best Actress Oscar nomination along with rave reviews. She was somehow even attempting to fit in a Broadway revival of Sweet Bird Of Youth opposite James Franco but it didn’t ultimately pan out. It’s not as if she needed the work.
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.