Philippa Boyens Film Director

Philippa boyens

Philippa Boyens, MNZM, is a New Zealand film writer and producer who co-wrote the screenplay for Peter Jackson's films The Lord of the Rings series, King Kong, The Lovely Bones, and the two-part film The Hobbit, all with Jackson and Fran Walsh. She, Jackson and Walsh won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at the 76th Academy Awards in 2004. She was also co-producer in every Jackson's film since King Kong, and in District 9. Boyens was a part-time student at the University of Auckland, graduating with a BA in English and History in 1994. She received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the university in 2006. She has three children, daughter Phoebe Gittins, and sons Calum Gittins (both with actor Paul Gittins) and Isaac Miller. Calum starred as Haleth in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Personal details

Nationality
New Zealand

Family

Parents
Spouse
Children

Education

1. University of Auckland Colleges/University

The University of Auckland (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau) is a university located in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the largest university in the country, and was ranked 82 worldwide in the 2011 QS World University Rankings. Established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand, the university is made up of eight faculties over six campuses, and has more than 39,000 students at April 2010.

Type Public university
Founded
1883
Headquarters
24 Princes Street, Alfred Nathan House, 1142 - Auckland, Auckland Region
Undergraduates
2012. 25,368
Postgraduates
2012. 7,232
Official web page www.auckland.ac.nz
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended University of Auckland connected by profession and/or age

b. 1967., Film Director
b. 1967., Author
b. 1915., Academic
b. 1952., Politician
b. 1903., Author
b. 1949., Professor
b. 1953., Politician
b. 1952., Mathematician

Movies written

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Adventure68.22
Fantasy58.45
Action38.33
Drama27.0
Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Adventure,Fantasy
2013 1
Carolynne Cunningham
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Adventure,Fantasy
2012 USD 180M 3
Carolynne Cunningham
The Lovely Bones
Drama
2009 USD 65M 1
Aimée Peyronnet
Carolynne Cunningham
King Kong
Action,Adventure,Drama
2005 USD 207M 6
Jan Blenkin
Carolynne Cunningham
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Action,Adventure,Fantasy
2003 USD 94M 43
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Action,Adventure,Fantasy
2002 USD 94M 21
Stephen Sinclair
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2001 36
Tim Sanders

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Ringers: Lord of the Fans
Documentary,Comedy
2005 Him/Herself
Carlene Cordova

Awards won

2004 Nebula Award for Best Script

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Fantasy Film
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Screenwriting
Film

2004 BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, Adapted

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Fantasy Film
British Academy of Film and Television Arts

2004 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Gollum's Acceptance Speech Award-Winning Work
World Science Fiction Society
Science Fiction
Fantasy

2004 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Fantasy Film
World Science Fiction Society
Science Fiction
Fantasy

2003 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Fantasy Film
World Science Fiction Society
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Stephen Sinclair

2003 Nebula Award for Best Script

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Fantasy Film
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Screenwriting
Film
Stephen Sinclair

2003 Academy Award for Best Screenplay

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Fantasy Film
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

2002 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Fantasy Film
World Science Fiction Society
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Tim Sanders

2002 Nebula Award for Best Script

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Fantasy Film
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Screenwriting
Film

2001 Chlotrudis Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Fantasy Film
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film

Wikipedia

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