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Nicole Kidman tells of her Oscar 'loneliness'

By Laura Harding

Nicole Kidman attending the London Film Festival screening of Lion at the Odeon cinema in London PA

Nicole Kidman has revealed the incredible loneliness she felt when she won her Oscar because she did not have anyone to share it with.

The Moulin Rouge star won a best actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours in 2002, a year after her divorce from Tom Cruise.

Kidman, who is now married to country singer Keith Urban, said collecting the prestigious award made her want to fall in love again.

She said: "Winning the Oscar was a turning point, but not in terms of my life as an actor, because it was incredibly validating, but it actually symbolised loneliness to me, because I didn't have anyone to share it with at that stage in my life. I was like 'Wow, this means I need to get my act together and I want to fall in love' so it was weird."

Speaking at the British Film Institute alongside her co-star in her new movie Lion, Dev Patel, she added: "I am just fortunate that I am endlessly curious about human beings, I can still fall to my knees when I see great theatre, great cinema, a painting, reading a novel I never want to finish."

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