The blonde actress, whose stamp depicts her in her Elizabeth role, joins fellow Antipodeans on a series of limited edition stamps. Geoffrey Rush also appears in his Shine guise Click on photos to enlarge
Nicole Kidman is also shown in character for Moulin Rouge while Russell Crowe's Gladiator turn is highlighted on one of the 55 cent stamps
Cate Blanchett joins Oscar-winning Aussies on stamp duty
4 FEBRUARY 2009 They're all Academy Award-winning Antipodeans who've lit up the big screen and now they're bringing a touch of Hollywood glamour to the mail. Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe and Geoffrey Rush have been immortalised on postage stamps in their native Australia after being named legends of the year by the post office.
Curious Case Of Benjamin Button actress Cate said she felt "utterly, deeply humbled and chuffed" by the honour. "I'm going to be licked by millions of Australians and I can't wait," she joked.
Nicole was equally enthusiastic about the 55 cent stamps, which depict the stars in their most recognised roles, as well as in natural poses. "Something like this – when you see your face on a stamp – says, 'wow'," she admitted, adding she was excited her daughter Sunday Rose and any other future children might one day be able to "lick a stamp, put it on an envelope and say, 'That's my mum'."