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Encyclopedia > Fran Walsh
Fran Walsh and her husband Peter Jackson
Fran Walsh and her husband Peter Jackson

Frances Walsh MNZM is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and film producer and also a musician. She is the wife of filmmaker Peter Jackson since 1987, and mother of their two children, Billy and Katie. Fran has contributed to all of Jackson's films since they married. Image File history File links Jackson_walsh. ... Image File history File links Jackson_walsh. ... Peter Jackson in New York (USA), at the premiere of King Kong, December 5, 2005 Peter Jackson is also a brand of cigarettes owned by Imperial Tobacco and a mens clothing store that sells suits in Australia. ... Companions Badge of the New Zealand Order of Merit The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Elizabeth II. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Principal Companion (PCNZM) (formerly Knight or Dame... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Peter Jackson in New York (USA), at the premiere of King Kong, December 5, 2005 Peter Jackson is also a brand of cigarettes owned by Imperial Tobacco and a mens clothing store that sells suits in Australia. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up mother on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Billy Jackson (born 1995) is the first son of film director Peter Jackson and his wife, screenwriter and producer Fran Walsh. ... Katie Jackson (born 1996) is the daughter of film director Peter Jackson and his wife, screenwriter and producer Fran Walsh. ...

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Biography

Walsh was born in Wellington, New Zealand and attended Wellington Girls' High School intent on becoming a fashion designer, but eventually became interested in music instead. Occasionally taking time off to perform in a punk band named The Wallsockets, she attended Victoria University of Wellington majoring in English literature and graduated in 1981. Walsh wrote scripts for television shows such as Shark in the Park and Worzel Gummidge Down Under in the 1980s. Alternative meanings at Wellington (disambiguation) A view of Wellington from the top of Mount Victoria. ... Brief introduction on the history of fashion design and designers Fashion design is the art dedicated to the creation of wearing apparel and lifestyle. ... Punk Rock is an anti-establishment music movement that began about 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified by The Ramones,the Misfits, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Victoria University of Wellington is the oldest university in Wellington, New Zealand, established in 1897 as the fifth constituent college of the University of New Zealand by an Act of Parliament. ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Edgar Allan Poe was American, Salman Rushdie is Indian. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ...


Walsh met Peter Jackson in 1987 while he was doing the post-production on his low-budget flick Bad Taste and they married later that year. Walsh has collaborated with Peter Jackson on the scripts of all his subsequent films, starting with the black comedy Meet the Feebles (1989). The couple then collaborated with writer Stephen Sinclair on the horror-comedy film Braindead (also known as Dead Alive, 1992). Post production is the general term for the last stage of film production in which photographed scenes (also called footage) are put together into a complete film. ... Bad Taste is a low-budget 1987 cult film, one of the first directed by Peter Jackson, in which aliens invade an isolated New Zealand village in order to harvest human beings for their intergalactic fast food franchise but are repelled by a four-man paramilitary force. ... Black comedy, also known as black humor, is a subgenre of comedy and satire where topics and events normally treated seriously – death, mass murder, sickness, madness, terror, drug abuse, rape, etc. ... Meet The Feebles (1989) is a black comedy film by director Peter Jackson. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... Brain Dead Cover Braindead (1992) is a cheerfully extreme zombie horror-comedy directed by Peter Jackson. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Walsh and Jackson explored new ground with the drama Heavenly Creatures (1994), which earned her an Oscar nomination for the screenplay. She gave birth to Billy in 1995 and Katie in 1996. They returned to a more familiar genre with the horror-comedy The Frighteners (1996). They were in talks with Universal Studios to remake the original King Kong until 1998's Godzilla and Mighty Joe Young were first announced, and Universal decided against the film. Wanting to try his hand at fantasy, Jackson turned to Miramax to make a film adapation of The Lord of the Rings. In 1998, New Line Cinema provided the necessary financial backing to make the trilogy. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Heavenly Creatures (1994) is a film directed by Peter Jackson, based on the true story of the Parker-Hulme murder in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Frighteners is a 1996 film directed by Peter Jackson about a psychic private detective who stands in the way of a serial killing death-like creature. ... The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal, has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles and Burbank. ... Kong battles a pterosaur on Skull Island in the 1933 version of King Kong King Kong is the name of a fictional, giant gorilla who appears in several works that bear his name, including the groundbreaking 1933 film, the film remakes of 1976 and 2005, and numerous sequels and paraphernalia. ... Godzilla (1998) was a Sci-Fi film directed by Roland Emmerich and stars actor Matthew Broderick. ... Mighty Joe Young is a film made in 1949 by the same design team responsible for King Kong. ... In theory fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic or exotic fantasy worlds, as distinct from science fiction films or horror films. ... Miramax is a Big Ten film distribution and production company. ... The One Ring, as envisaged by Gerald Stiehler The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy saga by British author J. R. R. Tolkien, his magnum opus (disputed — see talk page) and a sequel to his well-received earlier work, The Hobbit. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The New Line Cinema Production logo. ...


Walsh, with her husband and Philippa Boyens, is credited for writing the screenplays for The Lord of the Rings movies (20012003). They shared many awards, including an Oscar for their Adapted Screenplay for The Return of the King. She also was one of the film's producers and a composer of two songs for Return of the King, namely "Into the West" and "A Shadow Lies Between Us", earning her two other Oscars that night. Philippa Boyens is a New Zealand screenwriter who co-wrote the screenplay for Peter Jacksons film series The Lord of the Rings with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, for which the trio won an Oscar at the 76th Academy Awards in 2004. ... The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring movie poster (2001) The Lord of the Rings film trilogy consists of three live action films, directed by Peter Jackson. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 76th Academy Awards Sunday, February 29, 2004 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California Hosts Preshow: Billy Bush, Chris Connelly & Maria Menounos Show: Billy Crystal Crew Producer: Joe Roth Supervising Producer: Michael Seligman Director: Lou Horvitz Duration 3 hours, 40 minutes Network ABC The big contenders for the 76th Academy... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... Into the West may refer to: Into the West (film) - a 1992 film. ...


Walsh, Jackson, and Boyens continued their screenplay work together for the 2005 remake of King Kong, which was given the greenlight by Universal after the Rings trilogy's success. The couple recently acquired the rights to the novel The Lovely Bones. King Kong is a New Zealand/United States adventure/fantasy movie remake of the original 1933 movie written by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace. ... To greenlight a project, in the context of the movie business, is to formally approve production finance, thereby allowing the project to move forward from the development phase to pre-production and, barring disasters, principal photography. ... The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold The Lovely Bones (2002), by Alice Sebold, is a novel told in the first person by Susie Salmon, a 14-year-old girl who is raped, murdered and dismembered in the first chapter. ...


Walsh prefers to remain more private than Jackson, as she did not permit an interview in The Lord of the Rings movie DVDs; however, she did provide an audio commentary. She has been described as "modest to a fault" by Forgotten Silver-filmmaker and Jackson-friend Costa Botes. Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to stop information about themselves from becoming known to people other than those they choose to give the information to. ... interview An interview is a conversation between two or more people where questions are asked to obtain information about the interviewee. ... DVD-R writing/reading side DVD-R with purple dye, 4. ... Audio can mean: Sound that can be heard. ... There are several senses for Commentary: Informed criticism. ... Costa Botes is a writer, director, and cinematographer. ...


Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter, should not be confused with Fran Walsh, a writer for New Zealand commentary magazine, The Listener.


Filmography

This is her selected filmography as a screenwriter, unless noted.

  • Meet the Feebles (1989)
  • Braindead (1992, writer, casting director, actress)
  • Heavenly Creatures (1994)
  • Jack Brown Genius (1994)
  • The Frighteners (1996, writer and associate producer)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, screenplay, producer, lyricist for "In Dreams", additional second unit director)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002, screenplay, producer, composer for "Gollum's Song")
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, screenplay, producer, composer for "Into the West" and "A Shadow Lies Between Us")

Meet The Feebles (1989) is a black comedy film by director Peter Jackson. ... Brain Dead Cover Braindead (1992) is a cheerfully extreme zombie horror-comedy directed by Peter Jackson. ... Heavenly Creatures (1994) is a film directed by Peter Jackson, based on the true story of the Parker-Hulme murder in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... The Frighteners is a 1996 film directed by Peter Jackson about a psychic private detective who stands in the way of a serial killing death-like creature. ... Into the West is a song written by Fran Walsh, Howard Shore and Annie Lennox, performed by Annie Lennox during the closing credits of the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. ...

References

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Fran Walsh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (605 words)
Walsh was born in Wellington, New Zealand and attended Wellington Girls' High School intent on becoming a fashion designer, but eventually became interested in music instead.
Walsh, with her husband and Philippa Boyens, is credited for writing the screenplays for The Lord of the Rings movies (2001–2003).
Walsh, Jackson, and Boyens continued their screenplay work together for the 2005 remake of King Kong, which was given the greenlight by Universal after the Rings trilogy's success.
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