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Role tribute to my dad, says Nicole Kidman

By Alex Diaz

Published 08/09/2015

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman

Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has said she took on her new West End role as a scientist to "acknowledge" the work done by her late biochemist father.

The 48-year-old Oscar-winner is returning to the theatre with Photograph 51, playing Rosalind Franklin, who had a crucial role in identifying the structure of DNA but has been relatively overlooked by history.

Kidman said she spent her childhood in laboratories due to her father Dr Antony Kidman's work. The Australian actress said: "My father passed away last year on September 12.

"This is my way of acknowledging him and acknowledging people in science who quietly go about their work and aren't acknowledged a lot of the time."

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