Aussie Stars Play New Venue: the Mailbox

Kidman, Crowe, Blanchett, Rush featured on 'legends' stamp collection

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 21, 2009 5:53 PM CST

(Newser) – Australian movie stars Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, and Geoffrey Rush have been honored by their country with postage stamps in their likenesses, the Daily Telegraph reports. The actors have been named Australia Post’s 2009 Australian Legends, and each will have two stamps. “I’m going to be licked by millions of Australians and I can’t wait,” said Blanchett.

Australian actress Cate Blanchett.   (AP Photo)
Actor Russell Crowe.   (AP Photo)
Australian actress Nicole Kidman.   (AP Photo)
Australian actor Geoffrey Rush.   (AP Photo)
A sampling of the stamps.   (Australia Post)
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They are tremendous ambassadors for Australia on the world stage. They have touched people across Australia and around the world with their talent, their commitment to the arts and award-winning performances. - Graeme John, Australia Post

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