Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth in Edinburgh: adorable or too matchy-matchy?

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Here are some photos of Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman at the Edinburgh photocall for The Railway Man, which will kick off filming in Scotland on April 30. Oddly enough, the stars of the movie have been sent out to do some press ahead of filming, and it sounds kind of assbackwards, but I can deal with that if it means seeing some new photos of Colin Firth looking quite shaggable in jeans. The film is a wartime drama; as such, its subject matter sounds incredibly heavy and involves Firth’s character, who is a victim of the Death Railway of WWII and sets out to find those who tortured him. Here’s some information on the movie from the press conference:

[T]he movie’s still gearing up, which Firth alluded to in typically articulate fashion when asked about his approach to the role. “I haven’t started it yet, so I don’t know how I’m approaching it,” he explained. “What you usually do is watch the film when it’s made and then you can tell the press conference that you intended it that way.”

For those unaware, The Railway Man is a true story adapted from Eric Lomax’s best-selling book. According to the official blurb, “Eric Lomax (Firth) was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during World War II. Years later, still haunted by memories of brutality and torture, he met a beautiful woman on a train. Patti (Kidman) was determined to rid Eric of his demons. With the help of a wartime colleague, she set up a mission back to the Bridge on the River Kwai where Eric would confront his tormentor, Nagase (Hiroyuki Sanada, who was absent).”

Describing it as a story about mental trauma following the atrocities of war, Firth went on to describe the character he’ll be playing as someone who is “searching for a way home.” Firth described the real Lomax and Patti as “incredibly engaging” and said that the 92-year-old former is “far more agile than I am.”

Interesting, Kidman’s Patti will be more of a focus in the film than the book, and Kidman claimed that she was still “polishing” her English accent. Irvine plays the young Colin Firth, and laughed “You find yourself looking in the mirror going ‘Am I quite up to that?’” (Firth retorted, “Nobody remembers what Colin Firth looks like!”).

[From Empire Online]

Uh, I have to respectfully disagree with Colin there because everybody remembers what Colin Firth looks like. Still, it’s nice that he’s still got his humility intact even after winning his Best Actor Oscar. Now let’s look at these photos a bit closer, shall we? These two have got the black sweater/vaguely distressed jeans look down to a science. They’re so preppy and matchy-matchy! Colin looks very distinguished with his bit of grey because, you know, men can get away with that. Obviously, Nicole’s been hitting the Botox again and looks a wee bit shiny but not entirely immobile. I love her pincurls though.

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Both Nicole and Colin kept alternately looking down at something while the cameras snapped away. Was it because of something in Colin’s pants? That’s my theory.

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Colin Firth Nicole Kidman

Colin Firth Nicole Kidman

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Maguita says:

    SWATH promotion also started before filming, and judging by the trailers, I find that it was worth the pre-hype. Maybe that is the new tendency in promoting films. It probably lands it a bigger budget as well.

    As for both Nicole and Colin looking down, I think they are also chuckling on how matchy they look. Down to their shiny boots!

    They look like they get along, and would have great chemistry on screen. Not so between Nicole and Hugh Jackman… That was awkward.

    • Aiobhan says:

      That film was a disaster! Hugh Jackman usually has chemistry with everyone because he is so effortlessly charming.

      Anyway, they look cute together and hope what is shown in the photos can translate to the screen.

  2. layla says:

    That man wears his clothes so very well. Yeeeeeesh!

  3. Irina says:

    Whoa her LIPS! look at them! these for a change are the lips of a human being and not some plump sausages she used to get at LiLo’s dermatologist’s office!

  4. marie says:

    Colin Firth is always adorable..

  5. Reece says:

    Colin Firth is there. I care for no one else!

  6. ladybert62 says:

    (1) I hate her curls;
    (2) I hate her jeans – they look nasty
    (3) He looks good EXCEPT he should have buttoned one of those buttons on his shirt.

  7. Loulou says:


  8. Linny Warren says:

    Why does Collin have bigger boobs than Nicole is this photo, looks live a V Bra he is wearing

  9. Gene Parmesan says:

    She looks like a gorgeous corpse, She has no emotions whatsoever.

  10. bns says:

    Chic as hell. Both of them.

  11. alexis says:

    Colin looks great. Nicole…can’t get past the plastic face and pageant hair.

  12. Mara says:

    Nicole is just beautiful but that pair of jeans dont look good on her at all ,but still my favorite actress for sure.

  13. itstrue says:

    Just say no to whisker detail. It can make even a skinny woman look wide in the hips.

  14. Nina says:

    love this casual look and they both look good here generally.

  15. Cinesnatch says:

    wow, kidman looks good. can’t believe i’m saying that.

    • mathpint says:

      These are some of the first pictures in a long time that I’m reminded of “Days of Thunder” Nicole. I think she looks great too (albeit a bit shiny).

  16. NYCGAL says:

    Nicole is so beautiful! I love her look.

  17. ichsi says:

    Guuuh why am i only going back to Edinburgh in September? Whenever I’m there nothing exciting happens, but as soon as I’m away Colin Firth goes there…

  18. salamanca says:

    Colin is the pretty one, but Nic looks better than few months back.