Middle-earth in it’s many incarnations

‘Jackson takes time out from Middle-earth’

Peter Jackson may have had enough of filming hobbits and elves as he completes the final Lord of the Rings instalment but, like any good Kiwi dad, he's happy to pick up a handycam to film his son playing rugby.

‘Lord of the Rings’ Seeks Gollum Oscar – Internet Movie Database

The makers of the new Lord Of The Rings movie are campaigning for an Oscar for one of their stars - even though he's completely computer generated. The Two Towers producer, Barrie Osborne, and director, Peter Jackson, were so impressed with their animated character Gollum that they believe he deserves recognition in next year's Academy Awards. However, the filmmakers really know that actor Andy Serkis - who voices the skeletal figure - is the one who deserves the credit for making the computer generated role come to life on the big screen. Osborne says, "The performance is really driven by Andy. He deserves a nomination for a Supporting Actor Oscar and we are going to campaign for him to get one." Jackson adds, "Andy create the character. He says the dialogue, he plays the scenes and the computer captures his movement and translates that to the digital version of Gollum."

‘Rings’ Brings Magic to the Home Screen

"...The new DVD also has what every self-respecting, credit-card-carrying consumer needs: something called "an inside look" at the upcoming "platinum series" extended "Fellowship" edition."

“‘Lord of the Rings’ Fans: Why Do You Hate Me So?” –

"Over the last three years I've found that if I really want to incur the wrath of a great many people I know I merely have to mention the fact that I have not seen any of the movies in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. These people then derogatorily refer to me as an 'intellectual,' a wellspring term, it would seem, for other apparently like-minded words, such as 'elitist,' 'pretentious,' 'snob,' and 'condescending.'"

“Boromir’s” Fellowship Tattoo – The Compleat Sean Bean

Orlando Bloom, appearing on Channel 4's Big Breakfast on 21 November, revealed he had taken Sean to a New York tattoo parlour to have his LOTR tattoo done. The special tattoo, which says "Nine" in Elvish, is shared by the actors who played the Fellowship in The Fellowship of the Ring. (Sean's tattoo is on his right shoulder, complementing the 100% Blade tattoo that appears on his left shoulder.)