Lord of the Rings cinematographer dies

2015-04-29 14:29

Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, best known for his work on The Lord of the Rings , has died.

Watch Peter Jackson get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2014-12-09 16:43

Oscar-winning Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in The Hobbit -themed flight safety video

2014-10-23 11:33

This new The Hobbit -themed flight safety video will take you on a journey like no other!


Prince William and his wife Kate got to hang with famous director Peter Jackson while they visited the Omaka Aviation Museum in the New Zealand city of Blenheim. Check out all the photos here:

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New Zealand PM known as 'unidentified guest'

2013-12-12 10:25

Domestically, polls show New Zealand’s prime minister John Key as popular and yet he is know in the rest of the world as the "unidentified guest".


The latest trailer for thei highly anticipated second installment of The Hobbit where we get a first listen of Benedict Cumberbatch's smouldering Smaug voice.

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The second in a trilogy of films adapting The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. In cinemas 13 December.

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James Cameron 'deep into' Avatar sequels

2013-03-19 19:24

James Cameron has confessed that he is currently "living in Pandora" as he writes the Avatar sequels, but refuses to set expected release dates for the two movies.

The Hobbit finale release moved back

2013-03-01 14:39

Bad news, Peter Jackson fans: The release of the third Hobbit movie There and Back Again has been delayed by 5 months.

Peter Jackson: 3D is the way forward

2012-12-24 18:02

The Hobbit director Peter Jackson loves using 3D in his movies because he thinks it helps bring the audience into his films.


Peter Jackson to help conserve World War I history

2015-01-15 19:00

Director Peter Jackson has said he's putting his energy into helping launch a museum to commemorate World War I after finishing his Hobbit movie trilogy.

Peter Jackson can't wait to sit on the beach now that The Hobbit is done

2014-12-04 17:00

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies director Peter Jackson is looking forward to sitting on a beach having finished the last film in the series.

Hobbit filmmaker Peter Jackson changes name of trilogy finale

2014-04-25 09:58

The final installment of the blockbuster Hobbit film trilogy has been given a new name, director Peter Jackson has announced.

Peter Jackson's $80m jet searches for missing Malaysian plane

2014-04-03 08:43

The Hobbit director Peter Jackson has lent his $80m private jet to search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 off the coast of Australia.

Peter Jackson says he is done with Hollywood blockbusters

2013-10-24 20:30

Sir Peter Jackson wants to move away from "Hollywood blockbusters" when The Hobbit trilogy is complete and focus on stories set in his native New Zealand instead.


Director of The Hobbit trilogy Peter Jackson live blogged the last day of shoot on his Facebook page, mixed with relief and sadness that it is the end.

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Hobbits draw tourists to New Zealand

2013-06-10 16:19

Hobbits, elves and dragons appear to be luring tourists to New Zealand as fans await their first glimpse of the second movie in The Hobbit trilogy.

The Hobbit crosses $1bn landmark

2013-03-04 15:02

The first film in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy has surpassed the billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office - becoming only the 15th film in history to do so.

Peter Jackson can't take time off

2012-12-28 18:49

The Hobbit director Peter Jackson says he hates taking any time off when he is immersed in his filmmaking projects.

The Hobbit beats off Tom Cruise

2012-12-24 09:37

Tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins is running circles around some of the biggest names in Hollywood, holding off a box office challenge from Tom Cruise's latest action flick Jack Reacher .

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