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Philippa Boyens


Philippa Boyens is a New Zealand writer and producer who has co-written several of Peter Jackson's films. She co-wrote the Academy Award winning Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hobbit trilogy which is a prequel to the Lord of the Rings films, The Lovely Bones, Mortal Engines, and the 2005 remake of King Kong. She also co-produced District 9. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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 2018 Mortal Engines (screenplay by)
 2014 Lego the Hobbit: The Video Game (Video Game) (original film screenplay by)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (screenplay)
 2012 Lego the Lord of the Rings: The Video Game (Video Game) (original film screenplay by)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (screenplay)
 2005 King Kong (screenplay)
 2003 2003 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) (segment "Gollum's acceptance speech")
 2002/I The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Video Game) (screenplay)
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On changing Faramir in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) script: "If you're trying to up the tension, you don't have your main characters captured by someone who sort of interrogates them, but, not really, who then offers them a cup of tea and says, 'I'll do anything I can to help you.' It's death on film. And it's not just the effect that the character out of the book has on Frodo and... See more »

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Her name is Greek for "horse-lover." The Anglo-Saxon form of that name is Eowyn, the name of a character in The Lord of the Rings. See more »

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