| Nicole Kidman biography |
Nicole Kidman (NADIA)
Nicole Kidman stars as Nadia, a chain-smoking Russian mail-order bride whose arrival in London turns a mild-mannered bank clerks life upside down.
Kidmans luminous career is noted for the variety of curious, intelligent and entertaining roles she has chosen. In high form since Philip Noyces 1989s Dead Calm, she is truly an actress for many audiences, and can make quixotic shifts from
period and country from one film to the next. This year she came to the fore in two vastly different, but equally acclaimed, performances: in Baz Lurhmanns imaginative musical Moulin Rouge and in Alejandro Amenabars sophisticated psychological horror tale The Others.
In 1996, she fully realised the stubbornly independent but erred heroine, Isabel Archer, of Henry James The Portrait of a Lady, filmed by Jane Campion. A year earlier she received a Golden Globe for Best Actress as the spritely homicidal maniac, Suzanne Stone, in Gus Van Sants black comedy To Die For.
A native of Australia, where much of BIRTHDAY GIRL was filmed, she has undertaken daring roles, like her provocative stint on Broadway in The Blue Room, performing for the late Stanley Kubricks in his final work, Eyes Wide Shut; Mimi Leders The Peacemaker and Griffin Dunnes Practical Magic. Her other films include Batman Forever, Malice and My Life.
Upcoming is Stephen Daldry's adaptation of Michael Cunninghams The Hours with Meryl Streep, which will be also be released by Miramax. In 2002, she will begin production on the Lars Von Trier film Dogville opposite Stellan Sckarsgaard. Later in the year, Kidman will join director Robert Benton for the second time when she stars opposite Anthony Hopkins in The Human Stain.