THE RAILWAY MAN
NICOLE KIDMAN first came to the attention of American
audiences with her critically acclaimed performance in Phillip Noyce's riveting
1989 psychological thriller DEAD CALM. She has since become an
internationally-recognized, award-winning actress known for her range and
Kidman was awarded her first Golden Globe for a pitch-perfect, wickedly funny
portrayal of a woman obsessed with becoming a TV personality at all costs in Gus
Van Sant's TO DIE FOR. In 2002, she received dual Golden Globe nominations for
her performance in writer/director Alejandro Amenabar's psychological thriller
THE OTHERS as well as her work as Satine in MOULIN ROUGE! Her performance in
MOULIN ROUGE! earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical as
well as her first Oscar nomination. In the following years, Kidman was nominated
three additional times for her performances in Jonathan Glazer's BIRTH, Anthony
Minghella's COLD MOUNTAIN, and Robert Benton's BILLY BATHGATE.
In 2010, Kidman starred opposite Aaron Eckhart in RABBIT HOLE, for which she
received Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit
Award nominations for Best Actress. The film was developed by Kidman's
production company, Blossom Films. Kidman's additional film credits include
Margot at the Wedding, The Golden Compass, Academy Award winning animated
musical HAPPY FEET; JUST GO WITH IT, NINE with Daniel Day Lewis, Penelope Cruz
and Marion Cotillard, AUSTRALIA, FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS THE
INTERPRETER, BEWITCHED, THE HUMAN STAIN, DOGVILLE, EYES WIDE SHUT, BIRTHDAY
GIRL, THE PEACEMAKER, THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, BATMAN FOREVER, MALICE and FAR AND
AWAY. She also narrated the documentary release (Sundance Grand Jury Award and
Audience Award-winner), GOD GREW TIRED OF US, and also narrated the film
biography of Simon Wiesenthal, I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN YOU.
In October 2012, Kidman was seen starring in Lee Daniel's THE PAPERBOY with
Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron and John Cusack. Her performance earned her an
AACTA, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nomination.
Kidman was most recently seen in Chan-wook Park's STOKER with Mia Wasikowska,
Matthew Goode and Dermot Mulroney. She will next be seen in GRACE OF MONACO,
portraying the role of Grace Kelly. Kidman most recently finished filming BEFORE
I GO TO SLEEP alongside her RAILWAY MAN co-star, Colin Firth.
In the fall of 1998, Kidman made her London stage debut, starring with Iain
Glenn in THE BLUE ROOM. For her performance Kidman was awarded London's Evening
Standard Award and received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best
In 2012, Kidman was seen in HBO's HEMINGWAY AND GELLHORN alongside Clive
Owen. Her portrayal as Martha Gellhorn earned her Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe
In January of 2006, Kidman was awarded Australia's highest honor, the
Companion in the Order of Australia. She was also named, and continues to serve,
as Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Fund for Women, UN
Women, whose goals are to foster women's empowerment and gender equality, to
raise awareness of the infringement on women's human rights around the world and
to end violence against women. Kidman has also lent her voice in support of the
Women's Cancer Program at Stanford with Dr. Jonathan Berek. Along with her
husband, Keith Urban, she has helped raise millions over the years for the
Women's Cancer Program which is a world-renowned center for research into the
causes, treatment, prevention, and eventual cure of women's cancer.
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