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..."
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Nic received her Cinema Vanguard Award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival last night! Congratulations again to Nicole on being awarded with this honour. She looked chic in a silk white trench dress by Nina Ricci (a new favourite designer of hers, it seems!) with her red hair pulled into a bun. On her feet she wore Pierre Hardy heels, her earrings were Fred Leighton, and her clutch was by Prada. After walking the red carpet and signing for fans and talking to journalists, she spent over an hour onstage inside discussing her career with the SBIFF Executive Director. That must’ve been fascinating to watch!
So, below I’ve posted several articles with quotes from the evening – the first and last articles are particularly good reads. It’s so wonderful to be reading such positive stuff about her, and people once again recognising her talent! We also have some videos from the red carpet, as well as a short clip from the discussion itself, in which Nic talks about Moulin Rouge and the casting process for that (the Heath Ledger mention was interesting, and her reaction was sweet).
And of course, 130+ gorgeous HQs have been added to our Gallery! More photos, plus screencaps from the videos, will be added asap too.
“I was off doing my artist thing at the time,” says the director. “I was really enjoying college tours and cabaret. Then suddenly a Nicole Kidman film project falls in my lap. Fortuitous, really. I had a 20-minute conversation on the phone with her, telling her how much the script moved me, and then we were shooting – just like that. We didn’t pal around a lot. She has a regal quality. But you immediately see the overly tall 11-year-old somewhere. Those are my people. They go in to theatre because they don’t quite fit in anywhere else.”
* Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO) Centers on the relationship between Ernest Hemingway and his third wife, novelist and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman star. Casting: Vicki Thomas, Vickie Thomas Casting, 9021 Melrose Ave., Ste. 200B, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Shoots in February in San Francisco.
Nicole Kidman and her husband, country star Keith Urban, have finally opened up about the latest addition to their family, baby Faith Margaret, and the meaning behind her chosen name.
“Just the way she came into our world — we needed to have every bit of faith we could muster,” Keith told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday about their new baby, born via surrogate. “It was completely out of our control. We just kept saying, ‘We gotta have faith, we gotta have faith. She’s going to be fine.’
“And we just thought, ‘What a perfect name for her,’” the proud daddy smiled.
“Margaret is the name of my dad’s mother, my grandmother,” Nicole added. “She had her last baby when she was 49, so, she’s my inspiration.”
The easy-on-the-eyes couple has a 2-year-old daughter, Sunday Rose, and Nicole revealed that Sunday is thrilled to have a little sister.
Her film roles have been bracingly unpredictable, her personal life even more so. But, happy in marriage, motherhood and a return to critical form, has Nicole Kidman finally found her dead calm?
When I’m doing my research for this interview with Nicole Kidman, the image that keeps coming to mind is that of an alabaster doll with a machine gun. Is this unfair? A case of Venus-envy? A clichéd response to the phenomenon of a woman with ambition? Or just another extreme response to a woman who can inspire several emotions, but never indifference. Something to do with the almost shocking contrast between the guarded restraint of her pale-skinned beauty and the pulsing determination that must have been necessary to propel her first into being half of Hollywood’s number one power couple with Tom Cruise, and then, once the marriage ended, on to Oscar-winning form as an actress.
For the Oscar she played Virginia Woolf in ‘The Hours’ (2002), who once told other women writers that they needed to kill their inner self-sacrificing female, ‘The Angel in the House’, to write well and truthfully. You suspect Kidman has followed the same approach to acting – even though her success as an actress has inevitably meant embracing the role of sex symbol, the sense of steel below that endlessly photographed surface makes her definitively more jungle cat than kitten. That frisson of danger she brings with her has accented some of her most successful roles: as the murder-inspiring weathergirl in Gus Van Sant’s ‘To Die For’(1995), the repressive mother in ‘The Others’ (2001), and – in a very different way – as the beautiful fugitive Grace in ‘Dogville’ (2003). Put her career under a microscope, and at one level, especially by A-list standards, this makes her one of our most interesting movie stars, who for every bum film (‘Bewitched’, ‘The Invasion, ‘Australia’) has worked on a project that explores both difficult and fascinating emotional territory.
An Interview with Nicole Kidman, Who Will Be Honored with Cinema Vanguard Award
Few celebrities have managed to grab the audience’s collective collar and shake it so consistently for the past two decades as Nicole Kidman, the globally minded Hawaiian-born, Australian-bred actress who won us over in 1989’s Dead Calm and continued to entertain on-screen in such pictures as To Die For and Moulin Rouge!—both of which won her the Golden Globe for best actress—as well as in her Academy Award-winning role of Virginia Woolf in The Hours. Just last month, Oscar came knocking yet again for Kidman, who’s been nominated for her aloofly realistic but thoroughly tragic portrayal of a dead son’s mother in Rabbit Hole, a powerful film about loss, blame, and grief that the actress also produced.
Here at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), Kidman is being honored on Saturday night at the Arlington Theatre with the Cinema Vanguard Award, which recognizes actors who take risks during their career. She spoke to The Independent recently from her home in Nashville, where she lives with her young daughter and her country music star of a husband, Keith Urban.
What drew you to Rabbit Hole? Through my whole career, I’ve explored different facts of love. I’ve explored romantic love stories, I’ve explored losing love, and then, of course, maternal love, but I’ve never experienced loss in terms of maternal love and grief. When I read a review of the play in the New York Times after it just opened, the review said it was funny. My God! How can that material be funny? That was what initially intrigued me. So I got on my producing partner to have a look at it, and he said it’s really, really good. That’s when we approached David Lindsay-Abaire and said, “We’d love for you to write the screenplay. We will do everything to get it made, and we are committed to you and your process. We will protect the material.”
Just a very brief clip of an interview with Nic on the red carpet!
The actors stepped out for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards but one TV star that was not in attendance was Charlie Sheen who was admitted into rehab last week. Sheen’s peers sent the “Two and a Half Men” star their well wishes and offered up news about their own lives, with James Franco sharing with ET an Oscar secret and Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban gushing about their new baby.
Meanwhile, Kidman and Urban opened up about their “wonderful” new daughter Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, calling her a “lovely, lovely baby.”
I’m very excited about this update – as you can see we have a brand new layout, but not only that, it is Rabbit Hole themed! Both here and the Gallery have been adorned with this matching layout. I think I speak for most of when I say we are so proud, excited and happy for Nicole and the success of Rabbit Hole over the past 6 months, and I decided we needed to celebrate that with new layouts! So my talented friend Mycah came up with this layout, which I think is stunning and captures what I think is the feel of the movie. Admittedly the layout is up a bit late for several reasons (including my late decision to order it!), seeing as we only have the Oscars left of awards season, but it’s better late than never … and maybe it will give Nicole a bit of extra luck at the Oscars?!
A few things need a bit of tweaking here to make them just right, so I’ll get on that tomorrow. If you spot any errors then just let me know.
As always, I love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment if you want to say something about our new layout!
Just a heads-up, this layout is intended to see us through awards season, and once that’s over the old layout may very well go back up again. That previous layout was made to stay up for a long time, and I don’t feel we’ve got our full use of it yet, so you may seen it again in 6 weeks or so
Now, continue indulging in all the Rabbit Hole and Nicole goodness