Filming of the last Hobbit movie wraps up in Wellington today after an epic 14-year journey, with Sir Peter Jackson promising to live blog every step. ”Today is not exactly ‘average’, given it’s our last day of shooting, but if I don’t do it today, I never will!” Sir Peter posted on Facebook this morning
One hundred people gathered together, jostled and bumped each other, and made some patchwork artwork today to launch Te Papa’s latest exhibition. The artwork – images of Sir Peter Jackson and TVNZ Seven Sharp presenter Alison Mau – were held up by 100 people who had been brought together by social media
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Warner Brothers, M) Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage ‘All good stories deserve embellishment,” Gandalf the Grey tells Bilbo Baggins in the opening scenes of Sir Peter Jackson’s first movie based on The Hobbit. Actor Sir Ian McKellen, who plays the lovable wizard, is almost winking at the audience as he delivers the line, no doubt referring to the amount of embellishment The Hobbit book had to undergo to turn it into a trio of screenplays
British soprano Sarah Brightman plans to sing among the stars – literally. The classical soprano hailed for her role as Christine Daae in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London production of Phantom of The Opera will be the first recording artist to make a trip into space, planned for 2015
More scenes are set to be filmed in Wellington for the final two instalments of The Hobbit trilogy.
Director James Cameron says he had it tough making Avatar compared to Sir Peter Jackson with Lord of the Rings. Cameron, 59, in an interview with Life Goes Strong, talked about his plans for upcoming movie Avatar 2.
On Saturday, May 14, as the final whistle ended a 1-1 draw in the English Premier League between Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United, a man looking perhaps a shade younger than his 69 years began dancing around and hugging everyone in sight. If Sir Alex Ferguson, United’s manager, looked like a bit of a dork as he usually does when celebrating nobody cared.
Sir Joseph: Can you sing? Ralph: I can hum a little