Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Peter Jackson
What other films has he made?
Why did he get the LOTR job?
How come the films are coming out so often?
Was that him in the Fellowship of the Ring?
What's he planning to do next?

 
Peter Jackson Who is he?
The director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was born in New Zealand on Hallowe'en in 1961. Which could explain a lot.

Before he brought the Rings to the big screen Jackson was known for making very scary films for adults. In fact the Fellowship of the Ring was his first major movie that wasn't an 18.

Like a lot of directors he started making home movies at a very young age, although for some reason he didn't get into film school.

Even so he didn't give up, buying a camera out of the wages from his first job and starting to make his first film - called Bad Taste.

Someone at the New Zealand Film institute spotted his talent and gave him some money to finish the film and he never looked back.


E-mail this page to a friend



   back next   
Lord of the Rings
Full section
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club