First Shots Of Kidman as Mrs Coulter

At The Golden Compass' location shoot

After leaving the project but eventually returning, writer-director Chris Weitz is currently busy making the first His Dark Materials film – The Golden Compass, aka Northern Lights – on location around the UK.

And, despite the usual hefty security measures, there’s seemingly still no way to stop the stars being snapped as they walk to and from the set (though we’re sure the minute someone invents teleportation, most A-listers will have that written into their riders). So the first pictures of Nicole Kidman as scheming villainess Mrs Coulter have arrived online. And from the looks of these early shots, she’s the best-dressed evildoer since Cruella de Vil.

Take a look at two of her outfits here at and here at which is also reporting that young actor Ben Walker – last seen in the TV version of Sweeney Todd with Ray Winstone – has signed to play Roger.