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  Who went to the premiere of ROTK?
Updated 13 December 2003, 10.36

It was the Press Pack competition every Lord of the Rings fan was waiting for - to go to the London premiere of Return of the King!

And it was one of our biggest competitions - with over 15,000 entries!

The answer to Question One was Aragorn.

It was very difficult to pick a winner based on Question Two (what question would you ask director Peter Jackson?) - so we tried to look for entries that were a bit different.

The most common questions you'd ask Peter Jackson were:

  • What inspired you to film LOTR?
  • Have you read the books?
  • What would you ask JRR Tolkein?
  • Which character would you be and why?
  • Why did you choose to film it in New Zealand?
  • Will you film The Hobbit?
  • Which is your favourite film of the three/what is your favourite scene?
  • Which scene was the hardest to film?
  • If you could change anything what would it be and why?
  • What made you want to be a director?
  • What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a director?

And here were some of Newsround's favourite questions for Peter Jackson:

  • If you were a hobbit would you wash, brush or cut the hair on your feet?
  • Which characters from Lord of the Rings would you want to be stuck in a lift with?
  • What would Gollum's ideal Christmas present be?
  • How would you describe Return of the King in three words?
  • Do you think it would have been possible to make the trilogy before the days of digital effects?
  • How did you make the Nazgul on horses have such a terrifying presence? After all, they are only empty cloaks.
  • Is it hard to direct actors in scenes where there is a lot of computer generated action?
  • Is Saruman (Christopher Lee) still on your Christmas card list?
  • Do you like my Gollum impression? (I'd then do my Gollum impression)

Thank you to everyone who entered via our website or by post.

13-year-old Julia from Bournemouth won this competition.

Her question to Peter Jackson was who did he think would win in a fight between Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas?

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