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Nicole Kidman

Sue Lawley's castaway is actress Nicole Kidman.

Sue Lawley's castaway this morning is the actress Nicole Kidman. Fresh from her West End triumph in The Blue Room, she traces her life from her suburban Australian upbringing to the heart of Hollywood and beyond. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Book: Collection of Poems by Emily Dickinson
Luxury: Sun block

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 20 Nov 1998 09:00

Music Played

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  • Antonín Dvořák

    O silver moon (from Rusalka)

    Soloist: Amanda Roocroft Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Franz Welser-Most

    • Amanda Roocroft.
    • EMI Classics.
  • American Trilogy

  • Hubert Parry


    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus Conductor: Sir Charles Groves

    • Last Night of the Proms.
    • Cirrus.
  • Van Morrison

    Someone Like You

    • Poetic Champions Compose.
    • Mercury.
  • Jean‐Yves Thibaudet

    Love Remains

    • The Portrait of a Lady.
    • London.
  • Janis Joplin

    Summertime (from Porgy & Bess)

    Artist: Big Brother and the Holding Company

    • Cheap Thrills.
    • CBS.
  • Company


    • A Chorus Line -Original Cast Recording.
    • Columbia.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Louis Armstrong

      What A Wonderful World

      • What a Wonderful World.
      • Radioplay.
  • Book Choice

    • Collection of Poems - Emily Dickinson

  • Luxury Choice

    • Sun block


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Nicole Kidman


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