Profile: Nicole Kidman
To Celebrate the Start of Photograph 51, We Look at the Career of Hollywood Actor Nicola Kidman
The previews for Photograph 51, the play from Anna Ziegler, started at the beginning of the month, but the official opening has now passed as well (on Monday 14th September 2015) and to celebrate we take a look at actor Nicole Kidman, whose presence in the role of Rosalind Franklin has ensured plenty of attention for the West End.
Kidman is the latest in a long line of Hollywood performers to make their way to a London theatre and whilst she has appeared on a London stage before, she is best known to audiences around the world for her film roles. These have included some of the biggest hits of the last two decades, making her one of the world’s best known stars.
Born in Hawaii to Australian parents, Kidman spent her early years in the US before returning to her Australian homeland at the age of four. She has been acting since these early years, beginning with school productions and then progressing to her time at a College of the Arts in Melbourne and the Australian Theatre for Young People.
With this background she was able to hone her talents and head out into the world of film, beginning with Australian work and eventually progressing to the Hollywood fare for which she is best known.
One of these Hollywood films was Days Of Thunder and this allowed her to star alongside her boyfriend Tom Cruise, to whom she was married by 1990 (and divorced by 2001 – she is now married to Keith Urban). During the 90s her other films included Batman Forever, The Peacemaker and Stanley Kubrick’s final film Eyes Wide Shut.
Moving on to the 2000s she appeared in Moulin Rouge! (one of her best known films), The Others, The Hours, Cold Mountain, The Golden Compass and Australia, to name but a few, whilst the current decade has seen her appear in The Railway Man, Grace Of Monaco and Paddington, amongst others.
But, as mentioned, she has also appeared on the stage and her credits include The Blue Room at the Donmar Warehouse and Steel at the York Theatre in Sydney.
And now she returns to the stage in Photograph 51 at the Noël Coward Theatre in London’s West End. The show is set to run until Saturday 21st November 2015 and is another item on a long list of achievements for this international star. Expect audiences to flock to pick up theatre tickets to see the talented actor in action.
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