08:08 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 01/16/2011 09:30PM
Geoffrey Rush may have channeled his inner Mad Man with his dapper fedora and shorn hair at Sunday's Golden Globes – but the actor wasn't sporting the hat just to make a style statement.
Nope, the Aussie star, and Golden Globe nominee for The King's Speech, shaved his head for a new role in the play The Diary of a Madman, based on a short story by Nikolai Gogol, which already premiered in Australia, his rep tells PEOPLE.
Rush, 59, plays a civil servant who goes crazy in the dark comedy, which is set to make its U.S. premiere at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music beginning Feb. 11.
Reporting by ELIZABETH LEONARD
Originally posted 02/04/2009 07:45AM
Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush all have Oscars in common – and now each member of the Australian quartet can boast another distinction: They all appear on special edition 55-cent (about 35 cents U.S.) postage stamps in their native country.
"Something like this – when you see your face on a stamp – says 'wow,' " Kidman, 41, is quoted as saying by the BBC.
She added that she is particularly delighted that her children will one day "lick a stamp, put it on an envelope and say, 'That's my mum.' "
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