In 1986, after meeting assistant director Costa Botes
, Peter Jackson did some freelance special effects for New Zealand TV series Worzel Gummidge
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Sir Peter Jackson
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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On making "The Lord of the Rings": Looking back, I think we were a bit naive. At the beginning, I don't think anybody had any idea how difficult or complicated it would be. We somehow went into it thinking we could do it. And then we've stumbled along just taking each day at a time.
He and Fran Walsh
, were both awarded Companion of the Order of New Zealand Merit on March 5, 2002 for their services to the film industry.
His films frequently conclude with a bloodbath, e.g.: the lawnmower with the zombies in Braindead
(1992), and the murder of Honora Parker in Heavenly Creatures