Date of Birth:31 October 1961, Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Height:5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Trademarks:His films frequently conclude with a bloodbath, e.g.: the lawnmower with the zombies in Braindead (1992), and the murder of Honora Parker in Heavenly Creatures (1994). Frequently set his movies in Wellington, New Zealand Likes to make cameo appearances in his movies: the morgue assistant in Braindead (1992), the homeless man in Heavenly Creatures (1994), the dude in The Frighteners (1996), the drunk in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), the guy throwing a spear in Helm's Deep in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and the Corsair Leader in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Always writes his scripts with his real-life partner Fran Walsh In his movies, there's frequently a fake documentary: the Christ church footage in Heavenly Creatures (1994), The Murders & Psychos documentary in The Frighteners (1996), the Colin McKenzie biographical film in Forgotten Silver (1995) and _Lord of the Piercing (2002)_ (on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Region 1 extended edition DVD). In his movies, frequently there are axes: the Whitey Alien's axe in Bad Taste (1987), the explorers' axe in Braindead (1992), the Diello's axe in Heavenly Creatures (1994), the executioner's axe in Forgotten Silver (1995), the Reaper's axe in The Frighteners (1996), and Gimli's axe in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). Has an interest in matricide (Derek is "born-again" in the ending of Bad Taste (1987), Sidney kills his wife and mother of his son in Meet the Feebles (1989), Lionel Cosgrove kills his mother in Braindead (1992), Pauline Rieper kills her mother in Heavenly Creatures (1994), and Patricia Ann Bradley kills her mother in The Frighteners (1996). Frequently wears shorts, even in freezing cold weather Frequently casts Andy Serkis and Jed Brophy Well known on-set for insisting on lots of coverage (filming the scene from many different angles), his attention to detail, and being a bit of a perfectionist, especially on the "Lord of the Rings" films, where he would spend days shooting a single scene. Often films close-ups using wide angles More often than not sports a beard Darkly humorous scenes of violence Enormous visual scope with emphasis on landscape
A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.
Many years after the "Sixty Minute War," cities survive a now desolate Earth by moving around on giant wheels attacking and devouring smaller towns to replenish their resources.
Documentary about the music group The Beatles featuring in-studio footage that was shot in early 1969 for the 1970 feature film 'Let It Be.