Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sir Peter Jackson
My hero, Peter Jackson is to get a knighthood.
Peter Jackson is to receive a knighthood from his native New Zealand.
The director, whose acclaimed Lord Of The Rings trilogy won 17 Oscars, has been named in the country's New Year Honours list.
Jackson, 48, has been handed the title for his "services to film", The Hollywood Reporter reveals.
New Zealand knights and dames are sanctioned by Queen Elizabeth II, the Commonwealth nation's official head of state.
Jackson is currently working on The Hobbit, a two-part prequel to the J.R.R. Tolkien saga, with Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.
In no small way, the DVD extras on the LOTR box set showing all the aspects for the films creation sowed the seeds that would eventually lead me to have a go at trying to make a career in films!
Congratulation, Sir Peter!