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.
The Independent Spirit Awards red carpet has started I believe, so this a very quick update before I start scouring the web for photos! I’ve added a bunch of photos to the Gallery today, in various categories. We have a few new photoshoot additions, including from the recent Vanity Fair and In Style spreads. Plus a gorgeous addition from the Harper’s Bazaar photoshoot! Thanks go to Mirik for a few magazine pictures, including Harpers Bazaar Mexico which features a beautiful unseen photo of Nicole, probably taken for Omega. Then, a big thanks goes to my friend Josie for exclusive scans from the recent issue of Newsweek that Nicole was featured on, alongside other big Oscar contenders. It’s a fantastic article. And finally, I’ve added quite a lot of screencaps from the recent 60 Minutes interview!
Make sure you check the Last Uploads page too, as I may add a few other pics here and there.
It’s Oscar Night on Sunday, and – as if I need to remind you – Nic is nominated! To (start to) celebrate that, we’re taking a look back at Nicole’s history with the Academy Awards, remembering all the occasions she attended the awards, and that one special night in March 2003! While the Academy seem to prefer to invite, rather than nominate, her, there’s no question she is still Oscar royalty, and a highlight when seen on the red carpet and the stage!
Read through our specially-written retrospective below, and then feel free to post a comment with any and all of your Oscar-related Nicole thoughts! What do you hope she wears on Sunday? Which of her previous Oscar looks is your favourite? Share your congratulations for her nomination. You know the drill!
UN Women, the new name for UNIFEM, was launched last night, and a press conference was held at the UN for the launch. Unfortunately Nicole was unable to be there in person as she is in San Francisco to film Hemingway & Gelhorn, but she appeared in a live video message … which was unfortunately prematurely cut out due to a technical fault!
I’m very honored to be the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, the new organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, and I’m thrilled to invite you to be part of their special launch event featuring many distinguished speakers and performers.
You can find more coverage from the launch at their official website here, and below is the full webcast from the event. I haven’t watched the whole thing yet, so can’t tell you when Nic appears! Make sure you check out the official links for the organisation below too.
This past Sunday Nicole appeared on the Australian chat show 60 Minutes, and gave a very moving and honest interview which mainly focussed on her new baby and her other 3 children. She came across very relaxed, honest, happy and genuine, which is just beautiful to see. This is a must-see interview.
Unfortunately I can’t embed the video, so you’ll have to click the image link below. Can any of our Aussie visitors who watched the show on TV confirm that this video is the full interview?
Lasse Hallstrom is getting ready to start production on Nicole Kidman starrer The Danish Girl. The $15m production will shoot in Germany, with the start scheduled for July.
Gail Mutrux is producing with Germany’s Senator Film putting up the bulk of the financing.
The story is based on the novel by US author David Ebershoff, about the life of Lili Elbe, the first person to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
Kidman will play the lead, with Rachel Weisz stepping in as the main character’s wife. Previously, both Charlize Theron and Gwyneth Paltrow have been circling that role.
“The pre production is basically starting. I´ll have meetings with the author and we are doing make up tests,” Hallstrom said in Berlin. “Kidman looks great as a man. This guy looked very good, he was not the lumberjack type.”
There will also be exterior shooting in Copenhagen.
The post production on the film will slightly overlap with pre-production on Hallstrom’s first Swedish film in 24 years, thriller The Hypnotist, which will start shooting in Stockholm in January 2012.
According to the San Francisco Gate, HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn, starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, will begin a three-month shoot on Feb. 28 in San Francisco.
The highly anticipated (at least by me) movie, which chronicles the short-lived marriage between Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, has built studios at Pier 80.
Extras casting for the movie is being handled by Beau Bonneau Casting. They are currently looking for Spanish and Spanish-looking Men and Women for a scene (likely set in Cuba) that will be shoot over 9 weekdays (3/9 – 3/21) in Oakland. Background roles include: Soldiers, Residents, Workers, Press types, etc. Extras must be approved from photos by the Director and attend a paid wardrobe fitting sometime mid to late February in SF. To learn more about the requirements for this shoot and how to register to be an extra, visit http://beaubonneaucasting.com/.
Hello lovely Nicole fans!! I have more from the Grammys for you today. Further down this post are some articles and tidbits from the event, and a video of Keith talking backstage and explaining their love for Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream. I haven’t come across any videos of Nic on the red carpet yet, surprisingly, so if any of you find any then please share with us!
And best of all, I’ve added 200+ more photos from the ceremony, including some totally stunning face shots, and almost 100 more HQs. Really love Nicole’s look here <3
The £1.63m opening for Just Go With It is very much in line with the figures for Adam Sandler’s previous comedy Grown Ups, which kicked off last August with £1.48m plus £528,000 in previews. It’s also in a similar ballpark to his family flick Bedtime Stories, which started its run on Boxing Day weekend 2008 with £1.55m. Earlier that year, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan debuted with a remarkably similar £1.52m. On the other hand, the commercial fate of movies featuring his Just Go With It co-star Jennifer Aniston are much more varied. Last year she had both The Bounty Hunter (£2.06m debut including £473,000 previews) and The Switch (£666,000 including £187,000 in previews).
Top 10 films
1. Gnomeo & Juliet, £2,945,627 from 462 sites (New)
2. The King’s Speech, £1,986,871 from 543 sites. Total: £33,740,153
3. Tangled, £1,969,148 from 443 sites. Total: £13,434,176
4. True Grit, £1,823,254 from 372 sites (New)
5. Yogi Bear, £1,820,405 from 453 sites (New)
6. Just Go With It, £1,628,265 from 349 sites (New)
7. Black Swan, £1,069,931 from 481 sites. Total: £12,779,283
8. The Fighter, £1,002,454 from 387 sites. Total: £4,078,696
9. Never Let Me Go, £625,496 (New)
10. James Cameron Presents Sanctum, £361,832 from 362 sites. Total: £1,667,443
For the second year in a row, I got to sit and chat with Nicole Kidman backstage at the Grammy Awards. Why is an Oscar winner, and Best Actress nominee- for “Rabbit Hole”–hanging out at the Staples Center on Grammy night? Well, because her husband, and now father of two of her children, is Keith Urban, winner of the Best Country Performance by a Male Singer.
And while Keith is on stage or doing press, Nicole is backstage having dinner, and meeting music people. For a few hours, she isn’t the focus of everyone’s attention, which is nice. Backstage she ran into another “rock widow”–Heidi Klum, married to Seal.
Between Heidi’s German accent and Nicole’s Aussie ear, they almost needed a translator! Said Heidi: “I just went tenting.” Nicole: “Tinting?” “No, tenting.” Klum explained she’d just pitched a $50 tent in the Grand Canyon with the crew of her new TV show. “I loved it!” Heidi exclaimed.
Kidman is waiting for the February 27th Oscar ceremony by shooting a highly anticipated HBO movie about Ernest Hemingway and his famous writer wife, Martha Gellhorn. “It’s a terrific role,” Nicole told me, “but very demanding. I have to get up there to San Francisco and get my head into it.”