In the News: The Dominion – Injury on the Tolkien Set

by Oct 14, 1999Lord of the Rings (Movies)

RohanExtra-197 submitted this article from The Dominion. It’s good to hear Alan Lee is alright! Be sure to check out all of Alan Lee’s art in our Art Gallery–just search for Alan Lee…


Renowned Tolkien illustrator Alan Lee, who broke his arm on Wednesday, was
back at work yesterday and able to continue as conceptual artist for the
$360 million Lord of the Rings film trilogy, a project spokeswoman said.

Lee, an Englishman famed for lavish illustrations of J R R Tolkien’s
fantasy books, is understood to have been injured while on the set.

Publicist Claire Raskind said Lee’s broken arm was not his drawing arm. She
did not know how Lee was injured and said he was not available for comment.

Shooting on Wellington film maker Peter Jackson’s epic began in
Wellington’s Mt Victoria green belt on Monday.


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