Peter Jackson


Peter Jackson Brief Biography

Peter Jackson
Sir Peter Robert Jackson, (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, producer and screenwriter who is best known for his The Lord of the Rings trilogy and its prequel The Hobbit trilogy, adapted from the novels of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien. His other notable films include King Kong, Heavenly Creatures, The Frighteners, Forgotten Silver, Braindead/Dead Alive and The Lovely Bones. He has also co-produced District 9 and documentary West of Memphis.

He began his career with "splatstick" horror comedies including Bad Taste and Braindead. He shared an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination with his partner Fran Walsh for the film Heavenly Creatures before coming to mainstream prominence. Jackson has been awarded three Academy Awards in his career, including the award for Best Director in 2003, and has been nominated for nine Academy Awards overall. He has also received a Golden Globe, four Saturn Awards and three BAFTAs amongst others.

Peter Jackson News

• The Almanac for October 31, Halloween
• 'Tolkien' star Lily Collins recalls her "awful" audition for 'The Hobbit'
• Injured eagle rescued from New York state road
• The Almanac for Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2018



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