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Dean Knowsley

Dean Knowsley was born on November 23, 1974 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is known for his work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). See full bio »

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Known For

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (stand-in - as Dean Knowsley-Kourbanbaev)
 2009 Avatar (helicopter advisor - uncredited)
 2007 Natasha (armorer)
 2006 Take 3 Girls (head armorer)
 2005 Wire in the Blood (TV Series) (armorer - 1 episode)
- Synchronicity (2005) ... (armorer)
 2005 World Shut Your Mouth (TV Series) (armorer)
 2004 My Dad's the Prime Minister (TV Series) (armorer - 1 episode)
- Jobless (2004) ... (armorer)
 2004 The Man Who Broke Britain (TV Movie) (armorer)
 2004 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series) (armorer - 1 episode)
- A Cry for Justice (2004) ... (armorer - uncredited)
 2003 Holy Cross (TV Movie) (armorer)
 2003 Silent Witness (TV Series) (armorer - 1 episode)
- Answering Fire: Part 1 (2003) ... (armorer)
 2003 M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (TV Series) (armorer - 1 episode)
- Moving Targets (2003) ... (armorer - uncredited)
 2002 NCS Manhunt (TV Series) (armorer)
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Dean Knowsley-Kourbanbaev


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Dean became inspired to be a pilot after watching James Cameron's Aliens, which he achieved along with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation. He then went on to consult and act as a pilot on James Cameron's Avatar 23 years later.

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