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John Howe (II)

John Howe was born on August 21, 1957 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He is married to Fataneh. They have one child. See full bio »

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 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (conceptual designer)
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (conceptual designer)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (conceptual designer)
 2005 King Kong (carpenter: New York streets set)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (conceptual designer)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (carpenter) / (conceptual designer)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (carpenter) / (conceptual designer)
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More often than not, however, the person who flatly states "Elves aren't like that!" is hard pressed to describe how they really if Tolkien has summoned archetypes from so deep in our minds that we can only recall them incompletely. See more »


Attended Ecole des Arts Dècoratifs de Strasbourg in France. (Graduated with a Diploma in Illustration in 1991.) See more »

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