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Mike Hopkins (I) (1959–2012)

Mike Hopkins was born on August 12, 1959 in Greytown, New Zealand as Michael Alexander Hopkins. He is known for his work on King Kong (2005), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He was married to Nicci. He died on December 30, 2012 in Waiohine River, Wellington Region, New Zealand. See full bio »

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King Kong Sound Department
Transformers Sound Department


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 2013/I Shopping (supervising sound editor)
 2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (sound editor)
 2012 Fresh Meat (sound editor)
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (supervising dialogue/adr editor)
 2011 Yuan qu de fei ying (TV Series) (sound - 2011)
 2009 Public Enemies (adr editor) / (dialogue editor)
 2008 Valkyrie (dialogue editor)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda (adr supervisor)
 2007 Transformers (adr supervisor) / (supervising sound editor)
 2006 Dreamgirls (dialogue editor)
 2005 King Kong (supervising sound editor)
 2005 The Ring Two (supervising adr editor - as Michael Hopkins) / (supervising dialogue editor - as Michael Hopkins)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (supervising sound editor - as Michael Hopkins)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (supervising sound editor - as Michael Hopkins)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (supervising sound editor - as Michael Hopkins)
 1999 What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (sound editor - as Michael Hopkins)
 1998 The Making of 'The Frighteners' (Video documentary) (sound editor - as Michael Hopkins)
 1998 Heaven (sound)
 1998 The Chosen (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1997 Aberration (supervising sound editor)
 1996 The Frighteners (supervising sound editor)
 1995 All Men Are Liars (dialogue editor)
 1995 Flight of the Albatross (sound editor)
 1994 Loaded (dialogue editor)
 1994 Heavenly Creatures (sound editor - as Michael Hopkins)
 1992 Desperate Remedies (dialogue editor)
 1992 Crush (sound editor)
 1992 Dead Alive (sound designer)
 1988 Illustrious Energy (sound editor)
 1984 Mr. Wrong (sound editor - as Michael Hopkins)
 1984 Death Warmed Up (assistant dubbing editor - as Michael Hopkins)
 1984 The Bounty (dialogue editor - as Michael Hopkins)
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Born in 1959, Mike Hopkins drowned on 30 December 2012 when his boat capsized on the Waiohine river in New Zealand. See more »



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