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Filming The lord of the rings

Filming The lord of the rings

The casually dressed director Peter Jackson is seen at right with Ian McKellen (centre) and Christopher Lee, two of the stars of his multi-award-winning film The fellowship of the ring, the first part of The lord of the rings trilogy. McKellen later received an Academy Award nomination for his role as the wizard Gandalf the Grey. He reprised the role in Jackson's later trilogy, The hobbit.

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Helen Martin, 'Feature film - The 2000s: the digital wave', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Helen Martin, published 22 Oct 2014, reviewed & revised 21 May 2024 with assistance from Emma-Jean Kelly