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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 Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 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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 2018 Mortal Engines (screenplay by) (post-production)
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game) (2001, 2002, 2003 screenplays "The Lord of the Rings", uncredited)
 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 Braindead (screenplay - as Frances Walsh)
 1990 Shark in the Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Whispering Grass (1990) ... (writer)
 1989 Meet the Feebles (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.


In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), the portraits on the wall over the fireplace at Bag End, representing Bilbo's parents, are actually portraits of Frances and Peter Jackson (without the beard). See more »

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