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Fran Walsh was born on January 10, 1959 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is known for her work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). She has been married to Peter Jackson since 1987. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (screenplay)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (screenplay)
 2005 King Kong (screenplay)
 2003 2003 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special)
 1996 Jack Brown Genius (as Frances Walsh)
 1996 The Frighteners (written by)
 1994 Heavenly Creatures (screenplay - as Frances Walsh)
 1992 Dead Alive (screenplay - as Frances Walsh)
 1990 Shark in the Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Whispering Grass (1990) ... (writer)
 1989 Meet the Feebles (written by - as Frances Walsh)
 1989 Worzel Gummidge Down Under (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Runaway Train (1989) ... (written by - as Frances Walsh)
- Dreams of Avarish (1989) ... (written by - as Frances Walsh)
- Elementary, My Dear Worty (1989) ... (written by - as Frances Walsh)
- Weevily Swede (1989) ... (written by - as Frances Walsh)
- Balbous Cauliflower (1989) ... (written by - as Frances Walsh)
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The last thing I want to see at the movies is a version of my reality. I don't want to see art imitating life.


Provided the base sound that the Nazgul scream was created from. She was sick at the time, and to provide additional motivation one of the sound techs told her to "scream like peter just bought the rights to the Silmarillion" (the Silmarillion being another Tolkien story, covering the entire history of middle earth back to its creation and beyond). See more »

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