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Philippa Boyens Poster

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Trivia (6)

Her daughter Phoebe played a Hobbit in the first "Lord of the Rings" film, one of Mr. Harvey's victims in "The Lovely Bones'', and a waitress in the Prancing Pony in the second "Hobbit" film.
Her father, John Boyens, used to be the principal of Meadowbank Primary School in Auckland, New Zealand.
Her name is Greek for horse-lover. The Anglo-Saxon form of that name is Eowyn, the name of a character in The Lord of the Rings.
Her first son, Calum, portrayed Haleth in the second "Lord of the Rings" film.
Her second son, Isaac, played a young Hobbit in the Old Took's party in the extended edition of the first "Hobbit" film.

Personal Quotes (1)

On changing Faramir in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) script: "If you're trying to up the tension, you don't have your main characters captured by someone who sort of interrogates them, but, not really, who then offers them a cup of tea and says, 'I'll do anything I can to help you.' It's death on film. And it's not just the effect that the character out of the book has on Frodo and Sam's journey, it's the effect that character has on the Ring. You've just been desperately trying to establish that this is the most evil thing ever created, it's tearing apart the mind of your main character, it's reduced this other character to this miserable creature Gollum, and now you come along someone who says, 'I would not touch this thing if it lay on the highway.' You've just stripped the Ring of all its power."

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