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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 versatility.

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 Actress.

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 nominations.

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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