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Nicole Kidman arrives for Cannes Film Festival ahead of opening night with Grace of Monaco

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Nicole Kidman arrived in Cannes on Tuesday ahead of the 67th Film Festival, where her film Grace of Monaco will open the glamorous gala. The Australian star made her grand entrance in the dazzling town of Cannes, the French Riviera, wearing an elegant black Alexander McQueen dress featuring a sparkling jewel and bow-encrusted neckline.


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Nicole Kidman has arrived in Cannes

Nicole, who plays Hollywood actress-turned Monegasque royal Princess Grace in her latest movie, teamed the LBD with a pair of Jimmy Choo's strappy and lace sandals and wore her blonde locks coiffed into a half up'do. Later, the 46-year-old actress appeared on French nightly talk show Le Grand Journal alongside co-star Tim Roth, who plays Prince Rainier, to promote the film.

On Wednesday, Nicole could have been mistaken for royalty as she gathered with the rest of the cast for the Grace of Monaco photocall.

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Nicole Kidman and co-star Tim Roth ahead of Cannes Film Festival

The film, which also stars Sir Derek Jacobi and Frank Langella, was originally intended for release at the end of November 2013, before the date was pushed back to 14 March 2014.Rumours had circulated that the repeated delays were due to disagreements between the film's director, Olivier Dahan, and the filming studio.

Exploring Grace's life after she married Prince Rainier and retired from acting, the film shows the dilemma Grace faced when her former silver screen collaborator, Alfred Hitchcock, offered her a part in his film Marnie.

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Nicole Kidman wore Alexander McQueen on her first day in Cannes

Following criticism from Monaco's royal family and Grace's three children, Prince Albert, Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie, Nicole and Olivier were prompted to clear up confusion that the film was a biopic.

"This is not a biopic or a fictionalised documentary of Grace Kelly," said Nicole. "But only a small part of her life where she reveals her great humanity as well as her fears, and weaknesses." Cannes is fitting for the film's premiere given that American starlet Grace met her future husband Prince Rainier at Cannes Film Festival back in 1955.

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Nicole Kidman at the Grace of Monaco photocall

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