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.
What’s the real dividing line between the good, the bad and unwatchable?
The guys I have worked with know how to tell stories. They’re interested in their characters. Look at Nicole: She’s insanely interested in acting and the craft. She has expectations of the director and her fellow actors and that’s why it’s so good to work with someone like her. You go in saying “A, I need to be prepared, I want to be prepared, I am prepared, and, B, I’m going to have a fulfilling experience: I’m not going to have to push her to be better.” I can, through my performance, but I’m not going to sit in my dressing room going, “Why isn’t Nicole any better?” Whereas, let’s just say, there have been times when actors have sat thinking, “Why can’t the people around me be any better?”
A few days ago I posted the extremely sweet video of Nicole singing “Follow The Yellow Brick Road” for ABCNews, and now we have the full interview this came from! Thanks to our wonderful visitor Laura for pointing out the link. This full interview doesn’t contain the singing part though – that’s shown as ‘coming up’ at the end of this video, although I haven’t found a 2nd part yet. Still, enjoy this full interview, and find the singing segment here.
The BAFTAs have today announced their ‘longlist’ of nominations. for their 2011 awards. This longlist is the result of the first round of voting – the 15 nominees in each category were the ones with the most votes. The final nominations will be the usual 5 in each category.
ScreenDaily.com explain the process: BAFTA’s 6,300 members have voted in their first round, selected from 207 entered films and now will vote from 15 longlisted films for the actual nominees (to be announced Jan 18). Members then vote a final time to determine the winners (some categories are voted for by only the specialist chapter in their category), which will be announced on Feb 13.
Nicole and Aaron Eckhart are both on the longlist, as is David Lindsay-Abaire for Adapted Screenplay. Sadly nothing for John Cameron Mitchell, Dianne Wiest or the film itself though. Read on for the full longlist of the relevant categories:
Whilst browsing Ebay I discovered that Nicole will be on the cover of the upcoming January 7th-9th issue of USA Weekend magazine! This is a US magazine that is distributed/sold at the weekends. Below is a small preview of the cover, and I’ll post more details/photos as they emerge. As you can see, it is a new photoshoot, and will probably be a new interview inside!
This post was meant to come a few days ago, but here it is now, better late than never. It’s time to look back at Nicole’s 2010.
2010 has been a big year, professionally, for Nicole! Her year started off at award ceremonies celebrating Nine (despite it not receiving great reviews), and ended on a major career high with the success of Rabbit Hole. Read on for my choices for favourites of 2010, and then add your own by posting a comment below!
Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, a Boston native, hasn’t had particularly positive experiences with movies.
A Pulitzer Prize winner (for “Rabbit Hole”), Lindsay-Abaire was the writer of record on a couple of films (the animated “Robots,” the less-animated “Inkheart”) – and the less said about either, the better, as far as he’s concerned.
So when Nicole Kidman and her producing partners came to him with the offer to make a film of “Rabbit Hole,” perhaps his most personal play, Lindsay-Abaire says, “I thought, I don’t need to turn this thing I love deeply into something else. I don’t need a bad version of it on film; I’ve got the play.”
Kidman, however, assured him that he would not only write the script but be part of the process of making it, along with director John Cameron Mitchell. The result is “Rabbit Hole,” one of 2010’s most affecting and well-wrought films, the story of a couple (Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) trying to regain their footing eight months after the death of their 4-year-old son in an accident.
Actress Ashley Bell mentioned her admiration for Nicole in a recent interview. I’m not sure who Ashley is, but this is a nice tidbit anyway!
PW: What was your reaction to the Independent Spirit Award Nomination?
Ashley: Oh my god, that morning was so exciting. I got a call at 8:30am. It’s such an honor to be in that category with those women.
PW: Any particular actress you’re planning to stalk?
Ashley: [laughs] I’d have to say Nicole Kidman. I’m a huge fan of hers. And also, I’m riveted by Natalie Portman’s performance in “Black Swan.” To be in a room with all those people, I’m so excited.
Actress Nicole Kidman will be taking questions from audience members following a special screening of her new film, “Rabbit Hole” at the Belcourt Theatre (in Nashville) on Saturday.
Kidman was both an actor and producer of the movie, which was adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. She portrayed a mother whose young son was hit and killed by a teen driver. The movie follows her and her husband’s attempts to cope with the loss. Her husband is portrayed by actor Aaron Eckhart.
The special screening is at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Belcourt. WSMV anchor and filmmaker Demetria Kalodimos will moderate a question-and-answer discussion following the film.
Tickets went on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. for Belcourt members and were to go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. for non-members, but tickets for the 300-seat theater sold out Wednesday morning.
For more information about the Belcourt Theatre, go to http://www.belcourt.org or call 615-383-9140.