Nicole Kidman has been given a new look in preparation for her role as Julia, an Australian mother whose story will intersect with Detective Robin Griffin.

Here is the first image of Nicole Kidman starring in crime drama Top Of The Lake.

The Hollywood star, 49, has signed up for the second run of the critically acclaimed series, which will be on BBC2 next year.

Kidman is playing the role of Australian mother Julia, whose story will intersect with Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss).

Elisabeth Moss as detective Robin Griffin

Elisabeth Moss as detective Robin Griffin

Top Of The Lake: China Girl is a crime mystery that begins four years on from the explosive ending of series one, which saw Elisabeth’s character investigating the disappearance of the pregnant 12-year-old daughter of a drug lord.

After the shocking events that rocked her hometown in New Zealand, Detective Griffin is trying to rebuild her life when a girl’s body washes up on Bondi Beach.

The series also stars Games of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie in a “major role”, according to the Radio Times.

Top of the Lake: China Girl will broadcast on BBC Two in 2017