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.
There has been an increasing amount of news relating to Trespass in the last few weeks! About a month ago the ‘first poster’ for the film was produced, with the release date stated on it as October 14th. There was speculation whether this was an official poster and date, as, to put it bluntly, questions were raised about the photoshopping in the poster. It was also rumoured the film would be going straight to DVD.
However, since then, lots of ‘official’ news has turned up!
- The film will be released in US cinemas and ‘video-on-demand’ on October 14th. It will follow on DVD on November 1st.
- The poster was indeed official.
- Trespass will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, as posted about here a few days ago.
- A few early reviews have been posted about the film, presumably from people having seen a preview screening of it.
David Hare’s British spy film “Page Eight” will serve as closing-night film of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, which also announced a new slate of galas and special presentations on Tuesday, including the Winnie Mandela biopic “Winnie,” Marc Forster’s “Machine Gun Preacher” and Joel Schumacher’s home-invasion drama “Trespass,” with Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage.
The new galas and special presentations added more than two dozen notable films to a TIFF lineup that was already notably strong and deep, while the festival also announced several dozen more additions to its more adventurous sidebars.
TIFF special presentations will include Whit Stillman’s “Damsels in Distress,” Andrea Arnold’s “Wuthering Heights,” Gianni Amelio’s Camus adaptation “The First Man,” Agnieszka Holland’s “In Darkness,” Julia Leigh’s controversial Cannes entry “Sleeping Beauty,” and “Violet & Daisy,” the directorial debut from “Precious” screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher.
The festival also announced a number of additions to other programs:
Dermot Mulroney has joined the cast of Stoker, the Fox Searchlight thriller written by former Prison Break star Wentworth Miller.
Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode and Jacki Weaver make up the ensemble cast of the pic, which begins lensing later this month in Nashville with Chan-wook Park in the director’s chair.
The story centers on a young woman (Wasikowska) who loses her father and must contend with a mysterious uncle (Goode). Mulroney is playing the woman’s father.
Mulroney will be hitting movie threaters in three releases in as many months. He stars with Hope Davis in the black comedy The Family Tree, which opens August 26, and is a villain to Taylor Lautner’s hero in Abduction, which Lionsgate opens September 23. He also appears in J. Edgar, the Clint Eastwood drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, which bows October 21.
On top that are six films in the can – including the Drew Barrymore movie Everyboydy Loves Whales and The Grey, directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson – giving the ICM-repped Mulroney the potential to be in theaters nine times in the next year.
As I have probably mentioned several times over the last few months, I’m slowly working on re-vamping our content. Everything is going to be moved over to a new ‘system’ (the same as this news uses. It will make no difference to you, don’t worry!), and will be drastically updated, and many new features are planned. I’ve started off easy with the Site and Web sections.
Many of these pages probably won’t interest you, but in the Site section let me point out the Contribute and Site Search pages. I’m always on the lookout for new-old things we don’t already have here, and the Contribute page lists some of those specific things – I would be so grateful if you could take a look at that page and see if you are able to help out in any way. I love making this site more comprehensive, and I also love, as do all of you I imagine, discovering Nicole photos/videos/information/etc. we don’t already have. As for the Site Search page, the main reason why I’m converting the content to this new system is so that you can search this site more easily. This page allows you to browse our news archives, find a list of site pages (which are a work in progress!), and type in words to search for throughout this site. This page is there to help if you’re looking for something! Most of the content is still on the old system, but once everything is converted searching fully will be possible.
Prepare for another WOW – Nic was photographed on the set of The Paperboy again yesterday, wearing a short skirt and long shirt, and showing off that big bleached blonde wig. Nicole looks amazing! Pics have been added to the Gallery.
Unfortunately we’re not able to post all photos here, but you can see more pics of Nic showing off her perfect pins on the set yesterday here.
I’ve also replaced all but one of the photos from August 1st with HQ versions! We’re very lucky to have these, so enjoy.
What are your thoughts on these new set pictures? Are you excited about this film?
Image Entertainment have revealed that they will release on Blu-ray award winning director Gus Van Sant’s To Die For (1995), starring Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix, and Casey Affleck. Technical specs and region coding status for this release are unknown at the moment, but the preliminary release date set by the distributor is November 8th.
In 1996, To Die For won Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical (Nicole Kidman).
Suzanne Stone (Nicole Kidman) has always dreamed of being on TV and she’s dead-set on making that dream come true. But there is just one obstacle: Larry Maretto, her husband (Matt Dillon). So, Suzanne convinces a love-struck teenager (Joaquin Phoenix) to get Larry out of the way for good.
And in case you’ve forgotten about this film, or just want to remind yourself of it, here’s the trailer:
A month ago it was reported Nicole was to join a new film called The Paperboy, and today it is official, as we have the first photos of her on the set! Nicole was photographed on the set in New Orleans yesterday, wearing a green waitress-style dress with bleached blonde hair. She looks so different, and I have to say that just these photos of her makes me even more intrigued about this film!
The film plot reads as follows:
Paperboy centers on a reporter and his brother who investigate the events surrounding a murder in order to exonerate a man on death row. Kidman will play a woman with a dark side who writes letters to men on death row. She brings the case to the attention of the reporter, developing a relationship with him.
Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron also star. Since the first news of Nicole’s involvement broke, there have been a few cast changes – John Cusack has replaced Tobey Maguire as the condemned prisoner, director Lee Daniels has cast singer Maxwell in a role, and British actor David Oyelowo has also come on board. Read those articles below, as well as some interesting information on Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s involvement. Big big thanks to our wonderful forum member ‘thehours_fan’ for pointing me to these updates.
On Wednesday evening, Nic attended the Cinema Society Screening of Snow Flower And The Secret Fan, a new film produced by Nicole’s good friend Wendi Murdoch and featuring a cameo from Hugh Jackman. Nic looks gorgeous in a red fitted Elie Saab dress, with nude Jimmy Choo shoes, a plum coloured L’Wren Scott clutch, and jewellry by Cathy Waterman.
In 19th-century China, seven year old girls Snow Flower and Lily are matched as laotong – or “old sames” – bound together for eternity. Isolated by their families, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai, the laotong’s descendants, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain the intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessly evolving Shanghai. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever.