Happy Birthday to Christopher Tolkien, who turns 90 today the 21st of November. From all of us here at theonering.net ,”Many Happy Returns!”.
Christopher John Reuel Tolkien (born 21 November, 1924) is the third child and youngest son of J.R.R. Tolkien and Edith Tolkien. He is the literary executor of the Tolkien Estate and has edited much of his father’s work for posthumous publication.
Today, our favorite master of motion capture performance – Andy Serkis – turns 50!
Born on April 20, 1964, Mr. Serkis has long held a special place in all our hearts. The extraordinarily talented actor was originally brought in to supply the voice of Gollum in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, Andy became a much more integral part of Gollum’s creation than he could probably have ever imagined. Re-imagined through the use of motion capture technology, Gollum became much more than a digital creation. Those of us who sat in theaters on December 18, 2002, witnessed the birth of a new form of performance. What we saw was Andy, transformed into Tolkien’s iconic character. Continue reading “Happy Birthday to Andy Serkis!”
For regular folks, Halloween is just another holiday to dress up and collect candy. For Oscar-winning Director Peter Jackson, this holiday has and extra special meaning – it is also his Birthday! Midway through his forties, Peter has accomplished more than most do in a lifetime. May the next year bring renewed success and energy to our favorite director! (Oh, and it would be great if he could be involved with ‘The Hobbit’ too!) Without further delay, TheOneRing.net and the entirety of the Tolkien community would like to wish Peter Jackson a very Happy Birthday!