Hollywood siren Nicole Kidman wowed members of the UNITED NATIONS (UN) yesterday (26APR04) by taking time out of shooting her new movie at their New York headquarters to meet ambassadors and UN staff.

The Australian actress and director SYDNEY POLLACK - who are shooting THE INTERPRETER at the UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY- were guests of honour at a cocktail party hosted by Australian UN ambassador JOHN DAUTH and New York Consul-General KENNETH ALLEN.

The pair were among 500 guests marking the historic film, which is the first allowed to be shot in the UN building - but Kidman's reclusive co-star Sean Penn was a notable absentee.

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan agreed to the shoot because the film will be seen by millions of people the organization could never reach otherwise and would not conflict with UN values.

27/04/2004 21:25