Peter Jackson is a New Zealand film director, producer, and screenwriter, best known for directing The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and the Hobbit trilogy. He also directed the 2005 remake of King Kong. In 2003, Jackson was awarded three Academy Awards for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, including the award for Best Director. Jackson’s other notable works include Heavenly Creatures, Forgotten Silver, The Frighteners, The Lovely Bones, They Shall Not Grow Old, District 9, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, West of Memphis, and Mortal Engines. Born Peter Robert Jackson on October 31, 1961 in Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand, to Joan and William Arthur “Bill” Jackson, his parents were English immigrants. He made his directorial debut with the 1987 slapstick horror comedy Bad Taste. He is married to New Zealand screenwriter, film producer, and lyricist Fran Walsh, with whom he has two children: son, Billy and daughter, Katie.
Peter Jackson Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 31 October 1961
Birth Place: Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Birth Name: Peter Robert Jackson
Nicknames: PJ, Pete
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Occupation: Film director, producer, screenwriter.
Nationality: New Zealand
Race/Ethnicity: White (English, Welsh)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Peter Jackson Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 181 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 82 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 6½”
Height in Meters: 1.69 m
Shoe Size: N/A
Peter Jackson Family Details:
Father: William Jackson (Wages clerk)
Mother: Joan Ruck (Factory worker and housewife)
Spouse/Wife: Fran Walsh (m. 1987)
Children: Katie Jackson (Daughter), Billy Jackson (Son)
Others: William Jackson (Paternal grandfather), Walter Ruck (Maternal grandfather), Emma Jane Taylor (Maternal grandmother)
Peter Jackson Education:
Kapiti College (Dropped out)
Peter Jackson Facts:
*He was born on October 31, 1961 in Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand.
*Both of his parents Bill and Joan, died during production of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
*He is the second-highest-grossing director by worldwide box office ($6.573 billion).
*He was ranked #7 in Empire (UK) magazine’s “The Greatest directors ever!” (2005).
*In 2007, he was ranked #16 on EW’s The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
*He is a huge fan of Doctor Who (1963).
*His five favorite films are The General, 1933’s King Kong, Goodfellas, Jaws and Dawn of the Dead.
*Follow him on Facebook and YouTube.