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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013 file photo, Nicole Kidman poses for a photograph on the red carpet at the gala for the new movie "The Railway Man" during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. For her latest role in "The Railway Man," out Friday, April 11, 2014, the 46-year-old Academy Award winner plays supportive wife to World War II veteran Eric Lomax (portrayed by Colin Firth). In the autobiographical adaptation, Patti and Eric Lomax confront his past as a prisoner of war in Thailand, where he worked on the “death railway,” a 258-mile stretch of treacherous train track running into Burma. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn, file)

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Eric Lomax, a former British prisoner of war who died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Berwick-upon-Tweed in northern England, wrote the 1996 memoir “The Railway Man,” a moving tale of wartime torture and forgiveness. (AP Photo/Vintage Books, Joe Payne)