|Years active 2001–present|
Education University of Auckland
Parents John Boyens
Name Philippa Boyens
Ex-spouse Paul Gittins
|Occupation Screenwriter, film producer|
Children Calum Gittins, Phoebe Gittins, Isaac Miller
Movies The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fiv, The Hobbit: An Unexpect, The Hobbit: The Desolatio, The Lord of the Rings: The Fello, The Lord of the Rings: The Retur
Similar People Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson, J R R Tolkien, Adile Nasit, Munir Ozkul
The hobbit desolation of smaug premiere interview writer philippa boyens
Philippa Boyens, MNZM, is a New Zealand screenwriter 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 three-part film The Hobbit, all with Jackson and Fran Walsh.
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- Work on Lord of the Rings
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 one of Jackson's films since King Kong, and in District 9. Prior to screenwriting, Boyens worked in theater as a playwright, teacher, producer and editor. She also spent time as director of the New Zealand Writers Guild.
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 son Calum Gittins (both with actor Paul Gittins), and a second son, Isaac Miller. Phoebe appeared as a Hobbit in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, one of George Harvey's victims in The Lovely Bones, and a wench in the Prancing Pony in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Calum appeared as Haleth in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; and Isaac appeared as a young Hobbit in a flashback of the Old Took's party in the extended edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
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Work on Lord of the Rings
Boyens first became a Tolkien fan as a child. When she came on board to help the writing team on The Lord of the Rings, she had already read the book seven times.