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.
Kidman and McGregor reminisced about their time on the set of 2001's 'Moulin Rouge!' in a segment for Variety.
Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor have been doing a spot of reminiscing about their hit film Moulin Rouge!, remembering the “wild parties” they enjoyed during filming when it took place nearly 18 years ago.
The two stars appeared on Variety magazine’s Actors On Actors section, and part of that saw Nicole interviewing Ewan about the time on the set of Baz Luhrmann’s extravaganza which was released in 2001. Specifically, they remembered (or, perhaps, didn’t) the huge parties they had with absinthe shots and luxurious food at Luhrmann’s private villa.
“We’d have great parties. Remember those Friday nights, those Saturday nights?” Nicole asked Ewan, who laughed out loud and replied: “Not all of them… Don’t remember all of them.” Agreeing, Nicole laughed, “Exactly!”
John McBurney is a Union soldier who is found injured in the grounds of a Mississippi Confederate all-girls boarding school in 1863. The girls and their headmistress Miss Farnsworth take him inside to care for him, locking him in a room to keep him separated from the girls, but during his stay he manages to charm the likes of teacher Edwina Dabney and one of the elder students, Alicia, not to mention Martha herself. John's presence in the house disrupts the once quaint atmosphere, and it soon becomes thick with deceit and jealousy. As each of the girls turn on one another one by one, they begin to realise who the real enemy is. And John finds himself in far more danger than he ever was in the ongoing Civil War.
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The star of Sofia Coppola's Palme d'Or-nominated 'The Beguiled', Kidman spoke at the Cannes Film Festival this week.
Nicole Kidman has said that the lack of female directors in Hollywood and television is still a major problem, and that it is “a given” that female actors should support female directors.
The 49 year old American/Australian star, who features in Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled which is one of the favourites for the Palme d’Or on the Cannes Film Festival jury list this year, said on Tuesday (May 23rd) that it was incumbent upon female actors to support women behind the camera.
“Only 4.2% of women directed the major motion pictures of 2016. That's a statistic from the Women in Film group. There were 4,000 episodic TV series and only 183 women directed them. That there says it all. I think that's an important thing to say and keep saying.”
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Gertrude Bell was a formidably intelligent British woman from the late 19th century whose travels through expansive deserts in the Middle East helped establish modern society in countries such as Iraq and Jordan, and importantly cast an enormous amount of respect on women everywhere. She didn't care for behaving like British society expected women to behave, and she proved that she could be just as skilled in the likes of cartography, archeology and politics and refused to be treated any differently than her male peers. Even when she was threatened and accused of being a spy, she never backed down and her resilience and care towards Arabic peoples have left their mark in history.
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The best in competition for Cannes Film Festival 2017.
Cannes Film Festival 2017 kicks off this week and those officially selected for Competition are particularly exciting this year. The Palme d'Or nominees offer thrills, colour, mystery, poignant propositions as well as some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Here are nine of our most anticipated features.
Nicole Kidman stars in 'The Beguiled'
1. The Beguiled - For Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola's latest film, she adapts the Thomas P. Cullinan novel of the same name (originally called 'A Painted Devil') in a Western starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. They play the residents of a small Virginia girls' school who take in a wounded Union soldier played by Colin Farrell. Sexual tensions arise, which only results in pure vengeance.
Robin Weigert felt she was given a ''gift'' when she was cast in 'Big Little Lies' alongside Nicole Kidman.
The 47-year-old actress, who plays the role of Dr. Amanda Reisman in the dark comedy drama, has admitted shooting the production with highly recognised names, including the 49-year-old actress and Alexander Skarsgård was a ''very good experience'' for her.
Speaking to Vulture Online about her latest venture and her colleagues, she said: ''It was just a very good experience.
The actress explains the weird moment on Australian radio.
This year's Academy Awards ceremony was a weird one for many reasons, one of the main ones being Nicole Kidman's really bizarre clap. Thankfully, the actress has now given an explanation for her distinctive show of appreciation at the show, and it makes a lot of sense.
Nicole Kidman reveals the truth behind her weird clap
The 'Lion' star essentially had to choose between two post-Oscars headlines; one being 'Nicole Kidman refuses to clap at Academy Awards', the other being 'Nicole Kidman claps like a seal'. Naturally, she went for the latter. No, it's not a weird habit that she has developed over the years, it was purely to protect the jewellery she was wearing.
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Kidman lost out on the best supporting actress Oscar to Viola Davis on Sunday night, but it was her clapping that had everyone talking.
Sunday night’s Academy Awards contained one of the most memorable gaffes in the ceremony’s history, when the wrong winner for the Best Picture Oscar was announced.
However there was another moment during the show that got the internet really talking, Nicole Kidman’s bizarre clapping.
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The actress adopted Isabella and Connor with ex-husband Tom Cruise
While promoting her new film Lion, actress Nicole Kidman has come out to explain that she feels the movie is like a "love letter" to her two grown-up adopted children, Isabella and Connor, whom she brought up in her 20s during her marriage to Tom Cruise.
Nicole Kidman stars in a new film, Lion
Lion depicts the true story of a five-year-old Indian boy who found himself on a train 1,000km from his family.
Keith Urban has revealed he takes inspiration from other music artists and absorbs their music like a ''sponge''.
Keith Urban ''absorbs'' other artist's music like a ''sponge''.
The 'Blue Ain't Your Colour' hitmaker likes to listen to a variety of music genres before he works on his own tracks.
He said: ''I tend to think I make records more so like a sponge than focusing on every manner of a thing. Before I start working on a record, I'm listening to all kinds of stuff.
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Date of birth
20th July, 1967
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