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 2018 Mortal Engines (screenplay by)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (screenplay)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (screenplay)
 2005 King Kong (screenplay)
 2003 2003 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special)
 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 daughter Phoebe played a Hobbit in the first "Lord of the Rings" film, one of Mr. Harvey's victims in "The Lovely Bones'', and a waitress in the Prancing Pony in the second "Hobbit" film. See more »

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