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Philippa Boyens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philippa Boyens, MNZM, is a New Zealand screenwriter who co-wrote the screenplay for Peter Jackson's film series The Lord of the Rings with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, for which the trio won an Oscar at the 76th Academy Awards in 2004. Boyens worked with the same collaborators on the screenplay for Jackson's version of King Kong. Following that movie's completion, the trio once again worked together on The Lovely Bones, Jackson's film adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel of the same name, which was released in 2009. She is also collaborating with Jackson, Walsh and Guillermo del Toro on The Hobbit films which are scheduled for release in 2011 and 2012. Prior to turning to screenwriting with The Lord of the Rings, Boyens was a playwright. Boyens was a part-time student at the University of Auckland, graduating with a BA in English and History in 1994. She received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the university in 2006. She has three children, daughter Phoebe Gittins, and sons Calum Gittins (both with actor Paul Gittins) and Isaac Miller. Calum starred as Haleth in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Description above from the Wikipedia article Philippa Boyens, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Movie/TV Credits:
19
First Appeared:
In the movie A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' 2001-12-09
Latest Project:
Movie Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' 2006-11-14
Known For
Poster of Ringers - Lord of the Fans
Poster of J.R.R. Tolkien: Origins of Middle-Earth
Poster of National Geographic - Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring
Poster of A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings'
Filmography
Movie Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' Herself 2006-11-14
Movie Ringers - Lord of the Fans Unknown 2005-01-21
Movie J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-Earth Self 2004-12-14
Movie Music for Middle-Earth Self 2004-12-14
Movie Editorial: Completing the Trilogy Self 2004-12-14
Movie From Book to Script: Forging the Final Chapter Self - Writer 2004-12-14
Movie Big-atures Self 2003-11-18
Movie J.R.R. Tolkien: Origins of Middle-Earth Self 2003-11-18
Movie The Taming of Sméagol Self 2003-11-18
Movie Music for Middle-Earth Self 2003-11-18
Movie From Book to Script: Finding the Story Self 2003-11-18
Movie The Battle for Helm's Deep Is Over... Self 2003-11-18
Movie The Quest Fulfilled: A Director's Vision Herself 2003-12-26
Movie Cameras in Middle-Earth Self 2003-11-18
Movie Music for Middle-Earth Self 2002-11-12
Movie From Book to Script Self 2002-11-12
Movie J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-Earth Self - Writer 2002-11-12
Movie A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Herself 2001-12-09
Movie National Geographic - Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring Herself 2001-12-23