Nicole Kidman (born 20.6.1967) Nicole Kidman is an Academy Award winning actress. In 2006, she was the highest-paid actress in the movie industry.
Childhood: Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Janelle Ann Glenny Kidman and Dr. Antony David Kidman. Her mother is a nursing instructor. Antony is a biochemist and clinical psychologist in New South Wales. The family returned to live permanently in Australia when Nicole was four.
When Nicole Kidman left school, she studied at the Philip Street Theatre (with her friend, actress Naomi Watts) and the Australian Theatre for Young People.
Acting Career: In 1983, Nicole Kidman appeared in a Pat Wilson music video for the song 'Bop Girl'. By the end of 1983, Kidman had secured TV work, in the series Five Mile Creek as well as film work, in BMX Bandits and Bush Christmas. She went on to appear in a number of Australian films and television series, whilst still in her teens. Most notably, she featured in A Country Practise, Emerald City and Bangkok Hilton.
Nicole Kidman gained her first batch of good critical reviews in 1989 for her appearance in Dead Calm, alongside Billy Zane and Sam Neill. The next year, she starred in Days Of Thunder, which also starred Tom Cruise. Kidman and Cruise co-starred again in 1992, in Far And Away. Three years later, she was a member of the Batman Forever cast.
In 1995, Kidman's critical acclaim rose to a new level. To Die For was a satirical comedy that won her a Golden Globe Award as well as another five 'best actress' awards. In 1999, both Kidman and Cruise appeared in Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut. Kidman's 2001 performance in Moulin Rouge earned her an Academy Award nomination. She played the character Satine, opposite Ewan McGregor. The role also won her her second Golden Globe Award. Having broken her ribs filming Moulin Rouge! Kidman was forced to turn down the lead role in Panic Room, which was eventually taken by Jodie Foster. She did, however, appear in The Others, a horror film that was well received. Further acclaim for Kidman came with her role as Virginia Woolf in The Hours. The film earned her another Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe and a BAFTA, along with a number of smaller awards.
In 2002, Kidman transferred her talents to the stage, in London and New York, appearing in The Blue Room. The play was a huge success and became notable for Kidman exposing her flesh to the audience. That same year, Kidman appeared in three starkly contrasting films: Dogville, by Lars Von Trier, the Human Stain, alongside Anthony Hopkins and Cold Mountain, which earned her yet another Golden Globe nomination.
However, Nicole Kidman suffered a small fall from grace in 2004 when her appearance in The Stepford Wives (along with Bette Midler, Faith Hill and Glenn Close) was slammed by movie critics. Her next film, Birth, won a Golden Lion nomination at the Venice Film Festival as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Kidman.
In 1995, Kidman starred in The Interpreter, which was a commercial success, grossing almost $165 million at the box office. Her second film of the year was Bewitched, based on the 1960's TV sitcom of the same name.
Following these releases, Kidman starred in the Diane Arbus bio-pic, Fur, provided a voice for the animated Happy Feet and featured in the sci-fi movie The Invasion.
Nicole Kidman was chosen to star in the first film of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, the Golden Compass. The lack of box office success, however suggests that a sequel may not be likely.
Personal Life: Kidman married her several-time co-star Tom Cruise on Christmas Eve, 1990. They adopted two children, Isabella Jane (b.1992) and Connor Anthony (b.1995). Not long after their 10th wedding anniversary the pair split and Kidman suffered a miscarriage. The marriage was dissolved in 2001, with 'irreconcilable differences' cited as the reason.
Other brief romantic affairs include Robbie Williams and Lenny Kravitz.
In January 2005, Kidman met the country singer Keith Urban. They married in June 2006. In January 2008, it was confirmed that Nicole was three months pregnant with the couple's first child together.
The GoodFellas reunite at Tribeca's closing night, while Carey Mulligan and Jack Black lead the red carpet charge in New York and Los Angeles. There's one last insane trailer for Mad Max, plus the first glimpses at Tom Hardy as the Krays, Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger and Nicole Kidman in small-town Australia...
The Tribeca Film Festival in New York wrapped up at the weekend with a 25th anniversary screening of Martin Scorsese's 'GoodFellas', which featured a reunion of the film's actors including Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Debbie Mazar, Lorraine Bracco, Kevin Corrigan and Mike Starr. Take a look at pictures from the closing of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival here.
Paul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Kevin Corrigan
Also in New York, the US premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' brought out stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple and director Thomas Vinterberg, plus other celebrities including Kathleen Turner and Sarah Silverman. The film opens this weekend in both the UK and US. Check out pictures from the premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' here.
Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Tribeca Wraps In New York, 'Madding Crowd' And 'D Train' Hold US Premieres, A New Trailer Drops For 'Mad Max', And There Are First Looks At 'Legend', 'Black Mass' And 'Strangerland'
In the small Australian town of Nathgari, the Parker family are trying to adjust to their new life. Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matthew (Joseph Fiennes) keep to themselves most of the time, but when their teenage children, Tommy (Nicholas Hamilton) and Lilly (Maddison Brown) disappear into the desert, their lives are changed forever. When a search is begun by one of the town's policemen David Rae (Hugo Weaving), the Parkers join in. And when a terrible dust storm spreads across the town, the locals begin to blame the Parkers for meddling in ancient Aboriginal traditions. As the summer comes and the heat begins to rise, the Parkers are forced to clear their name while they might still have a chance to save their children.
Continue: Strangerland Trailer
Kidman will star in ‘Photograph 51’ on London’s West End
Nicole Kidman will make her return to the London stage this September in ‘Photograph 51’, a play about British scientist Rosalind Franklin. Kidman last appeared in the West End in 1998 when she won critical acclaim for her performance in David Hare’s ‘The Blue Room’.
Nicole Kidman will appear at London’s Noel Coward Theatre in September.
Kidman will star as Franklin in the play written by Anna Ziegler and directed by Michael Grandage. Grandage previously worked with the actress on upcoming film The Genius, a biographical drama about literary editor Max Perkins.
Continue reading: Nicole Kidman To Make Return To London Stage After 17 Year Absence
Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor - Photo's of Australian actress Nicole Kidman as she filmed night time scenes for her new film 'The Secret In their Eyes' along with co star Chiwetel Ejiofor. The couple were filming an emotional scene in which they witnessed a car reck which then leads to a kiss in the middle of the street in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 10th March 2015
Nicole Kidman - Julia Roberts is back at work on the set of "The Secret In Their Eyes" after her mom's sudden death last week. The actress was joined by her co star Nicole Kidman who could'nt stop smiling after arriving on set with curly hair and comes out with straight hair an hour later. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015
Chiwetel Ejiofor, director Pawel Pawlikowski and Nicole Kidman - The 87th Annual Oscars held at Dolby Theatre - Press Room at Dolby Theatre, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Nicole Kidman - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 201
Nicole Kidman - Shots of a variety of stars in the press room at Hollywood's biggest night, the 87th Annual Academy Awards which were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015
Families were hit with huge prices to watch movies like Paddington.
The cost of a visit to the cinema is beginning to put people off as the average price of the ticket, parking, food and drink continues to surge. New research finds that costs on top of tickets were worse for families and that central London remained the most expensive part of the country for cinema prices.
Paddington was a major hit for the British film industry in 2014, though prices continue to rise
46% of the 5,000 people questioned blamed costs for the reason for not going to the cinema. YouGov's Vidisha Gaglani said cinema faced challenges on "a number of fronts."
Continue reading: Question: How Much Does It Cost To Go to the Cinema?
Zack, Slater, Jessie, Kelly and Principal Richard Belding return as Jimmy Fallon reminisces.
Could Jimmy Fallon possibly get any cooler? Following the comedy highlights from his 'The Tonight Show' special for the Super Bowl XLIX, the comedian has reunited cast members from beloved 90s show 'Saved By The Bell' in his latest skit.
Jimmy Fallon goes back to high school
Fallon gets a decent amount of appreciation for his crazy outfit combination and startlingly long hair as he reminisces about his high school days, and goes into a scene set-up of Bayside High. However, a particularly prolonged applause went to Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris) as he made an appearance complete with wavy blonde hair and looking almost indistinguishable from his younger self some 25 years ago, proceeding to reel off the lyrics from the famous theme tune.
The doc alleges that the actor had his then wife Nicole Kidman’s phone tapped.
Directed by Alex Gibney, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, has become the most talked about film to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Claiming to lift the lid on the famously secretive religion, the doc also includes allegations about famous follower Tom Cruise and the church’s founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Tom Cruise is one of Scientology's most famous followers
Based in part on the book of the same name by Lawrence Wright, the film features interviews with former church members and never before seen footage, including some of Tom Cruise stage at a Scientology gala.
The US gets ready for 'Paddington', the family movie smash of 2014, to make its debut.
Having taken British cinemas by storm over Christmas, the excellent family comedy Paddington is finally set to hit US theaters this weekend. If you’re unfamiliar with the adventures of the Peruvian bear, let us try to persuade you of his charms before you go to see it. No plot spoilers though!
A sneak peek of the loveable bear, who makes his US cinema debut this weekend (16 Jan)
The character was created by Michael Bond in 1958, a polite bear who loves marmalade sandwiches that is found at London’s Paddington Station and taken in by the Brown family. In the film, he adjusts happily to his new life in London until he gets into a scrape when he meets an evil taxidermist. We’ll let you find out how our hero deals with that for yourselves!
Continue reading: 'Paddington' Set To Hit American Cinemas This Weekend
Despite their mother's successful career, the 47-year-old actress' two daughters have no desire to follow in her footsteps.
Even though Nicole Kidman has been one of Hollywood's most dominant actresses for many years, her two daughters don't seem to have any interest in emulating their mother's success in the movie business.
Kidman's children do not want to act
The Aussi star's children, Faith Margaret, 4, and Sunday Rose, 6½, whom she shares with husband Keith urban, have finally seen mommy's new movie 'Paddington.' Although they enjoyed the flick, however, their desire to become actresses is still non-existent.
Continue reading: Nicole Kidman Explains Why Daughters Will Never Act
Turns out Nicole Kidman once had a thing for Jimmy Fallon problem is, the funnyman didn't even realise.
First dates are usually pretty awkward, but one way to make them a little worse is to not even tell one of the participants that they're meant to be one a date! That’s kind of what happened when Nicole Kidman went round to Jimmy Fallon’s place over a decade ago, thinking she was on a date with the comedian. Instead it all meant for a hilariously awkward encounter that the actress would later recall while appearing on the ‘Tonight Show’.
Jimmy Fallon appeared to be just not that into Nicole Kidman during their date.
Kidman was sitting on Fallon’s TV sofa to promote her latest movie Paddington, when the topic of conversation turned to the pair’s first and only prior meeting. Kidman encouraged the talk show host to tell his version of the encounter first, where he thought the actress was coming over to discuss a potential movie role.
Despite starring in numerous blockbuster movies over a career spanning two decades, the Aussi actress recently revealed she is a rather shy person.
Even though Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman has been an established Hollywood star for 25 years, she is surprisingly only just starting to come out of her shell, which may explain why she has garnered a reputation of being a rather cold person over the years.
Kidman isn't as shy as she once was
While promoting her new movie 'Paddington' during an interview on NBC's 'Today' show Tuesday (Jan 6th), the Aussi actress addressed a recent quote by her friend Sheryl Crowe, who told Elle magazine that Kidman's mannerisms can often be confused with her "being an ice queen."