Entertainment

City abuzz over visit by A-listers

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman Bang Showbiz

THE rumours are true!

A-list celebrities including Nicole Kidman will soon descend on Ipswich for the filming of a major movie.

The QT can confirm the cast and crew of The Railway Man will film on location at the North Ipswich Railway Workshops, next to The Workshops Rail Museum.

Colin Firth also has signed up for the film, on the back of his Golden Globe award for The King's Speech.

Other A-listed cast members include Stellan Skarsgard, known for his roles in Good Will Hunting, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and The Avengers, and Jeremy Irvine, of War Horse fame.

The Railway Man is an adaptation of Eric Lomax's autobiography of the same name, and will tell the story of a British Army officer who was sent to a Japanese prisoner of war camp in World War II and worked on the infamous Burma-Thailand railway.

The acclaimed book also follows Lomax's journey post war, when he sets out to find those responsible for his torture.

Firth will play the role of Lomax, and Kidman will play Patti, the woman who befriends and later captures the heart of Lomax.

Kerri's Mobile Coffee Van's Kerri Milton said the city was bursting with rumours about Kidman's visit.

"I'd heard nothing about it until this morning, when one of my customers said it was a big rumour," Ms Milton said.

"I like Nicole Kidman. She's a great Aussie actress and, if it's true, of course it's great news - I'm going to drive by the workshops this afternoon."

Filming already has been conducted in Scotland, and also will take place in Thailand.

Production company Lionsgate has previously worked on box office hits such as The Hunger Games.

Topics:  celebrity colin firth film movie nicole kidman



Jets to unveil deadly speed demons

SPEEDY: Flying Jets young gun Josh Robinson is one of many genuinely quick outside backs at the club in 2017. PHOTO: Wendy Van den Akker - SMPIMAGES.COM

Matty Bowen nephew joins club and Josh Robinson returns

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

True love would top off recovery

READY FOR IT: Ipswich man Simon McQuillan will appear on the upcoming new season of Married At First Sight.

Booval bachelor puts heart on the line

Local Partners

True love would top off recovery

READY FOR IT: Ipswich man Simon McQuillan will appear on the upcoming new season of Married At First Sight.

Booval bachelor puts heart on the line

50 Shades of Bli Bli: Adult theme park plans revealed

The Sunshine Castle courtyard

Sunshine Castle looks to new, prosperous future.

Ruby Rose's gruelling training regimen to get xXx ready

From left, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Rory McCann, and Vin Diesel in a scene from the movie xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.

AUSSIE stars opposite Vin Diesel in xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

Why Emma Watson turned down Cinderella

Emma Watson in a scene from the movie Beauty and the Beast.

HARRY Potter star has standards when it comes to Disney princesses.

Wonder Woman a ‘disjointed disaster’, says DC insider

Gal Gadot in a scene from the movie Wonder Woman.

INSIDER says the much-hyped blockbuster will disappoint.

Kid nails Swift impersonation

Seven-year-old Xia Vigor nails Taylor Swift impersonation on the Philippine talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.

TAYLOR Swift has a seven-year-old doppelganger.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

NEW: ALDI confirms opening date of seventh Ipswich store

NEW STORE: Aldi will soon open its seventh store in Ipswich.

Aldi is preparing to open its seventh store in Ipswich

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!