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Nicole Kidman, 51, praises Meryl Streep and Dame Judy Dench

Nicole Kidman, 51, says ‘acting greats’ such us Meryl Streep and Judi Dench have paved the way for older actresses, says Nicole

  • Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, 51, praised Meryl Streep and Judy Dench
  • Ms Kidman said they pioneered great roles for women aged more than 50
  • The Australian star is currently starring in US hit TV show Big Little Lies 

Nicole Kidman praised fellow actresses Meryl Streep and Dame Judy Dench for opening roles in Hollywood to woman aged over 50

Meryl Streep and Dame Judi Dench have ‘paved the way’ for older actresses to keep working in Hollywood, Nicole Kidman said.

Their work had ‘given her a chance’ to win a Golden Globe at the age of 50, said the Oscar winner. 

Miss Kidman, now 51, is currently enjoying success in US TV series Big Little Lies.

She said of film executives: ‘There’s a time in this industry where they go “Oh well, you are past your due date … we are moving on to the next thing”.

‘Having people like Meryl Streep and Susan Sarandon and Glenn Close … it gives you a chance,’ she told an audience at Bafta. 

‘In this country you’ve got Maggie Smith and Judi Dench, the greats. They are paving the way.’



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