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Andrew Lesnie Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

Andrew Lesnie was born on January 1, 1956 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), King Kong (2005) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He died on April 27, 2015 in Sydney.

Trade Mark (2)

Unkempt hair and glasses
Often worked with Peter Jackson

Trivia (5)

Lived in Sydney, Australia.
Member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) since 1989, and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2005.
(1999-2001) Working in New Zealand as cinematographer for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Peter Jackson hired Lesnie for his Lord of the Rings trilogy after seeing his work on Babe (1995), the Australian film about a plucky pig.
He began his career as a camera assistant on the low-budget horror film "Patrick" in 1978, while he was still a student at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. He later worked as a freelance cameraman for ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). In the 1980s, he shot music videos for performers including INXS, UB40, and Mental As Anything.

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