Crowning glory for Rings pair
Stuff.co.nz – March 7, 2002
Peter Jackson’s knack of informality continued at Government House when he was given his Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit at an investiture ceremony yesterday.
But this time it was Governor General Dame Silvia Cartwright who reduced a till-then sombre audience to howls of laugher as she struggled to hang the medal around his shaggy locks, finishing with an exaggerated patting and tucking of his hair under the ribbon.
Later, when his partner and Rings’ screenwriter Fran Walsh joined him at his seat after herself being invested Member of the NZ Order of Merit, he gave a gentle squeeze of her hand in congratulations.
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