Today, October 31st, is Peter Jackson’s birthday. He was born in Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand in 1961 and is 45 years old today. You can read his crew bio here.
In the CoE Gallery there are pictures of Peter in his own section and more of him in various photos throughout the general cast and crew section.
Happy Birthday, Peter! Here’s hoping you will produce The Hobbit!
Have you ever wondered when your favorite stars from Lord of the Rings will be on TV? Now you can know! The CoE TV Guide will list almost all of the shows featuring actors and actresses from Lord of the Rings, and what channel their show will be on (US only). All times EST.
MGM and New Line Cinema may be planning two Hobbit films, according to MGM chief operating officer, Rick Sands who has also said that Peter Jackson would be their first choice to direct the movies. You can read more at IGN.
Sideshow Weta has announced in a recent podcast that its next 12-inch figure will be Faramir. The podcast, which contains further information, can be downloaded here. Details are expected on the Sideshow Weta website soon.
Lord of the Rings: The White Council is a new game from EA scheduled to be released late 2007 and is set before the time period of LotR. There’s further information at the official website.
Times Online has an extract from Brian Sibley’s forthcoming biography on Peter Jackson. The extract reveals details of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh’s initial meetings with Miramax in which one of the suggestions made to them was, “we’ve really got to kill one of those hobbits”.
This week, the CoE Book Club has moved on to Chapter II, ‘Roast Mutton’, in its discussion of ‘The Hobbit’. We remind you that everyone should feel free to pick up the book at any time and add to the comments on any chapter.
On October 26th, Tolkien scholar Dr Ralph Wood will appear at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and give a lecture titled “J.R.R. Tolkien: Writer for Our Time of Terror.” You can view more information about the lecture here.
Have you ever wondered when your favorite stars from Lord of the Rings will be on TV? Now you can know! The CoE TV Guide will list almost all of the shows featuring actors and actresses from Lord of the Rings, and what channel their show will be on (US only). All times EDT/EST.
Today, October 20th, is Viggo Mortensen’s birthday. He was born in Manhattan, New York in 1958 and is 48 years old today. You can read his cast bio here.
In the CoE Gallery there are pictures of Viggo and of Viggo in the role of Aragorn.
Happy Birthday, Viggo!