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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Nicole made her annual Christmas visit to the Sydney Children’s Hospital yesterday, to try to bring some joy to the kids staying there over the holidays. Nicole is a big supporter of the SCH, and has been visiting them at Christmas for many years now.
GOLDEN Globe nominee Nicole Kidman made a quiet visit to Sydney’s Children Hospital at Randwick yesterday.
The actress – tipped for an Oscar nod for soon-to-be-released drama Rabbit Hole – spent almost two hours with more than 30 sick kids.
“She is just so easy with the children and their parents … a real natural,” said Professor Les White from the hospital.
“She has done the same thing for seven years.”
Kidman, husband Keith Urban and daughter Sunday will spend Christmas at their US home.
Thanks to our forum member Emma, we have HQ photos from this semi-official appearance in our Gallery.
Now that Nicole Kidman has nabbed Best Actress nominations from both the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globes, it’s clear that she’s got an Oscar bid locked up next. It’s also very possible that she can win — that’s what both Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood) and I believe. Watch our video chat on the topic that will appear here at Gold Derby in the next few days.
Part of the reason Kidman is such a strong contender is because it’s a fireworks role that’s already a proven winner. Cynthia Nixon won the Tony Award for assuming the part on Broadway as a woman whose marriage is falling apart as she struggles to cope with the horror of her young son’s death.
“When you are in a place of grief there are things you cannot explain,” Kidman tells Gold Derby. “You do things and behave in ways that are illogical and come from some primal-based emotions …. It’s a small story but a huge film in terms of the emotions you’re dealing with. I think it’s a film that provides hope.”
When I read the Rabbit Hole screenplay I dropped everything and reached out to the producers, Nicole Kidman and her partner Per Saari. They simply listened as I blabbered on about how the story knocked me out. I found it so true, so gimmick-free, so moving, so funny. And I told them not only that I wanted to direct the film but that I had to.
My brother Samuel was born with a heart problem but it was still unexpected when at four years old his heart stopped beating on February 22, 1977 in Fort Riley, Kansas. My mother woke me in the middle of the night. I remember my father giving him mouth-to-mouth on my parents’ bed. I remember the ambulance taking him away. I remember waking my two other brothers and each of us in our separate rooms praying to God for him to be spared. Then the front door opened and my mother said Samuel was in heaven. I don’t remember crying though I must’ve. I do remember that it was the moment that I, a devout young man, stopped believing in God. That was the 70’s: there were no therapists, no support groups. It was considered indulgent to talk about your feelings. Each member of our family moved away from each other—towards whatever could comfort us. My mother towards the church, my father towards his Army command, my brothers towards sports, drugs, deliquency and me towards my books. Sci Fi and fantasy became my new gospels. Authors who could twist science and poetry into exotic rope-bridges across the abyss, comic book writers who could make death necessary and meaningful. Later, I discovered Pinter, Beckett, Bowie, Waits, Cassavetes, Altman, Bergman. More storytellers that helped to explain what happened to me.
After scoring its lead actress, Nicole Kidman, Golden Globe and SAG nominations this week, the drama “Rabbit Hole” arrives in theaters on Friday. Adapted by David Lindsey-Abaire from his Pulitzer-Prize winning play, the film centers on a couple who must cope with the loss of their young child.
In this scene, the couple have an argument over a video of their son that may have been erased and the director, John Cameron Mitchell, discusses some of the techniques he used to shoot it.
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Natalie Portman was voted Best Actress for BLACK SWAN. Next in the voting were Jennifer Lawrence for WINTER’S BONE (2), Nicole Kidman for RABBIT HOLE (3), Annette Bening for THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (4) and Michelle Williams for BLUE VALENTINE (5).
Chicago Film Critics BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Rabbit Hole—David Lindsay Abaire
The Social Network—Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3—Michael Arndt
True Grit—Joel & Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone—Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini
(No acting nominations from the Chicago Film Critics unfortunately).
Nicole Kidman never saw David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Rabbit Hole” debut on Broadway.
But after she read the opening night reviews, she phoned her producing partner to get on a plane to New York and take a look.
The result: The Oscar-winning actress is producing and starring in the film version, a move that’s already won her Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild Best Actress nominations, not to mention more Oscar buzz.
In “Rabbit Hole,” married couple Becca and Howie (Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) have yet to recover from their young son’s accidental death and, eight months later, are increasingly isolated from each other.
“She’s so confused and in so much pain,” said Kidman, 43.
“There’s only a certain amount of time the world allows you to grieve and in eight months you’re expected to pull yourself together.
Aaron Eckhart and Nicole Kidman loved working together on Rabbit Hole.
However, that doesn’t mean they always liked each other during the 27-day shoot…
Filming proved to be a rollercoaster of emotions for Kidman and Eckhart—they play Becca and Howie, a married couple dealing with the tragic death of their young son. Eckhart admits things got especially dicey when they shot one of the movie’s most pivotal and heartwreching scenes, an argument between the two about how to grieve.
“She was irritated with me and I was irritated with her but that’s the way movie-making is,” Eckhart recently told me about shooting the scene. “For one day, are we not allowed? For half a day even?…It’s so surprising to me when people are surprised that movie making is sometimes tense and uncomfortable because inherently it’s going to be.
“You’re around tens of people or hundreds of people working on things that are imaginary and that come from the soul,” he continued. “You could be dealing with subject matter like prostitution, death, drugs, blah, blah, blah. How could you expect that not to be uncomfortable?”
In limited release, Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart’s somber drama “Rabbit Hole” opened solidly with $55,000 in five theaters, averaging $11,000. The film, which earned Kidman a Globe nomination, centers on a couple struggling in their marriage after losing their young son in a traffic accident.
Today I have added screencaps from a few recent interviews Nicole has given to promote Rabbit Hole. Nicole looks so gorgeous! The Access Hollywood one is my favourite because she and the interviewer have a fun conversation about cooking, and there’s lots of laughter!
All of these interviews have been posted here recently, so just scroll back through our updates to find them! (Updates will soon be sorted by category so it’s easier for you to search/browse, but this will take a while due to the amount of posts we have!)