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Fran Walsh is a Scriptwriter, Casting and Script Supervisor Néo-Zélandaise born on 10 january 1959 at Wellington (Nouvelle zelande)

Fran Walsh

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Birth name Frances Walsh
Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 10 january 1959 (59 years) at Wellington (Nouvelle zelande)

Frances Rosemary "Fran" Walsh, Lady Jackson (born January 10, 1959), is a screenwriter, film producer and lyricist. She is the wife of filmmaker Peter Jackson. They have two children - Billy and Katie.

Fran Walsh has contributed to all of Jackson's films since 1989: as co-writer since Meet the Feebles, and as producer since The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. She won three Academy Awards in 2003, for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song, all for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. She has received a total of seven Oscar nominations.

Biography

Fran Walsh a rencontré Peter Jackson au milieu des années 1980 au cours des dernières étapes de production sur son film à petit budget Bad Taste. Fran Walsh a alors collaboré avec Peter Jackson sur les scripts de tous ses films ultérieurs.

Contrairement à son mari et à Philippa Boyens, elle reste plus en retrait des projecteurs et n'est pas apparue dans les interviews des DVD du Seigneur des anneaux. En revanche, sa voix a été utilisée dans les films pour les cris des Nazgûl.


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Elle est mariée au réalisateur, scénariste et producteur Peter Jackson et l'assiste dans la plupart de ses films. Ils ont ensemble deux enfants.

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Filmography of Fran Walsh (17 films)

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Scriptwriter

Mortal Engines
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Steampunk films
Actors Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Patrick Malahide, Colin Salmon, Caren Pistorius
Rating62% 3.10023.10023.10023.10023.1002
Dans un Londres post-apocalyptique ravagé après un holocauste nucléaire, Tom Natsworthy, un adolescent, et Hester Shaw, une jeune femme venue des Outlands, découvrent un élément qui pourrait tout changer.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, 2h24
Directed by Andy Serkis, Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom
Roles Ecrivain
Rating73% 3.6982553.6982553.6982553.6982553.698255
Bilbo and the Dwarves watch from the Lonely Mountain as the dragon Smaug sets Laketown ablaze, and its people flee. Bard the Bowman breaks out of prison, and eventually kills Smaug with the black arrow brought to him by his son Bain. Smaug's falling body crushes the fleeing Master of Laketown, who was escaping Laketown on a boat laden with the town's gold. Bard reluctantly becomes the new leader of the Laketown people as they seek refuge in the ruins of Dale, while Legolas travels to investigate Mount Gundabad with Tauriel. Thorin, now struck with "dragon sickness" over the vast treasure in the mountain, searches obsessively for the Arkenstone, which Bilbo had previously found but kept hidden. Thorin, hearing that people have come to Dale, orders the entrance of the Lonely Mountain sealed off.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2h41
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace
Rating77% 3.8987453.8987453.8987453.8987453.898745
Thorin and his company are being pursued by Azog and his Orc party following the events of the previous film. They are ushered along by Gandalf to the nearby home of Beorn, a skin-changer who can take the form of the bear. That night, Azog is summoned to Dol Guldur by the Necromancer, who commands him to marshal his forces for war. Azog then delegates the hunt for Thorin to his son Bolg. The following day, Beorn escorts the company to the borders of Mirkwood, where Gandalf discovers Black Speech imprinted on an old ruin. This coincides with a telepathic message from Galadriel urging him to investigate the tombs of the Nazgûl. He warns the company to remain on the path and leaves them. Upon entering the forest they lose their way and are ensnared by giant spiders. Bilbo then sets about freeing the dwarves with the help of his recently acquired invisibility ring. He subsequently drops the Ring and first begins to understand its dark influence after he brutally kills a centipede-like creature to retrieve it.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2h49
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Stephen Fry, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott
Rating78% 3.9445753.9445753.9445753.9445753.944575
Approaching his 111th birthday, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins begins writing down the full story of his adventure 60 years earlier for the benefit of his nephew Frodo. This connects The Hobbit with The Lord of the Rings movie 10 years earlier which had a similar scene. Long before Bilbo's involvement, the Dwarf king Thrór brings an era of prosperity for his kin under the Lonely Mountain, far to the East, until the arrival of the dragon Smaug. Destroying the nearby town of Dale, Smaug drives the Dwarves out of their mountain and takes their hoard of gold. Thrór's grandson Thorin sees King Thranduil and his Wood-elves on a nearby hillside, and is dismayed when they take their leave rather than aid his people, resulting in Thorin's everlasting hatred of Elves.
The Lovely Bones, 2h15
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about pedophilia, Ghost films, Serial killer films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Saoirse Ronan
Rating67% 3.350633.350633.350633.350633.35063
In 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon dreams about becoming a photographer. One day, Ray, a boy she has a crush on, approaches her at school and asks her out. As Susie walks home through a cornfield, she runs into her neighbor, George Harvey, who coaxes her into his underground den. Inside, Susie becomes uncomfortable and attempts to leave; when he grabs her, the scene fades until she is seen rushing past classmate Ruth Connors, apparently fleeing Harvey's den.
King Kong
King Kong (2005)
, 3h7
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about apes, King Kong films, Giant monster films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Jamie Bell
Roles Author
Rating71% 3.5973653.5973653.5973653.5973653.597365
In 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, New York City vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has lost her job and is hired by financially troubled filmmaker Carl Denham to star in his new film. Ann signs on when she learns her favorite playwright, Jack Driscoll, is the screenwriter. As their tramp steamer, the SS Venture, makes the lengthy journey to the remote and mysterious Skull Island, Ann and Jack fall in love. Captain Englehorn begins having second thoughts about the voyage, prompted by crew speculation of trouble ahead.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 3h21
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about spiders, Middle-earth films
Actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett
Rating84% 4.2254854.2254854.2254854.2254854.225485
Gandalf leads Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and King Théoden to Isengard where they reunite with Merry and Pippin, who helped the Ents destroy Saruman’s forces. With Saruman himself defeated, Gandalf retrieves Saruman’s palantír which is viewed by a curious Pippin, allowing Sauron to attack the Hobbit’s mind. Gandalf deduces Sauron will attack Gondor’s capital Minas Tirith, riding there with Pippin. They meet Lord Denethor, steward of Gondor, and Boromir’s father. Pippin declares his service to Denethor after Boromir died protecting him.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2h59
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett
Rating82% 4.124414.124414.124414.124414.12441
Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee continue their journey to Mordor to destroy the One Ring by throwing it into Mount Doom. They are attacked in the night by Gollum, former owner of the Ring, but they capture him. Sympathising with Gollum for their shared burden, Frodo asks Gollum to lead them safely to Mordor, despite Sam’s objections. Meanwhile, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli pursue the Uruk-hai who kidnapped their friends Merry and Pippin. The Uruk-hai are slaughtered by the Rohirrim army of Rohan, but the two Hobbits escape into Fangorn Forest where they meet the Ent Treebeard. Aragorn’s group later meet the Rohirrim who have been banished by their king Théoden, who is manipulated by Saruman’s servant Grima Wormtongue. Tracking the Hobbits in Fangorn, Aragorn’s group encounter a resurrected Gandalf who perished in Moria, but was revived to help save Middle Earth.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2h58
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films
Actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett
Rating82% 4.128964.128964.128964.128964.12896
In the Second Age of Middle Earth, the Dark Lord Sauron forges the One Ring in Mount Doom to conquer all. An alliance of men and elves battle Sauron’s forces in Mordor, where Isildur kills Sauron by chopping off the hand wearing the One Ring. Sauron's spirit survives within the ring and corrupts Isildur so that he keeps it instead of destroying it. This decision leads to Isildur's being killed by Orcs, and the ring is lost in the river Anduin for 2500 years. It comes into the possession of Sméagol who is consumed by its power and becomes Gollum. After 500 years the ring abandons him, to be discovered by a Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins.
The Frighteners, 1h50
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs
Rating70% 3.5487053.5487053.5487053.5487053.548705
In 1990, architect Frank Bannister loses his wife Debra in a car accident. He gives up his profession, letting his unfinished "dream house" sit incomplete for years. Following the accident, Frank gains the power to see ghosts and befriends three: 1970s gangster Cyrus, 1950s nerd Stuart, and the Judge, a gunslinger from the Old West. The ghosts haunt houses in the area to generate work for Frank's ghostbusting business; Frank then "exorcises" the houses for a fee. Most locals see him as a con man.
Heavenly Creatures, 1h39
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama, Biography, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Political films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Jed Brophy, Clive Merrison, Peter Elliott, Elizabeth Moody
Rating73% 3.6982753.6982753.6982753.6982753.698275
In 1950s Christchurch, New Zealand, a 14-year-old girl from a working-class family, Pauline Parker (Lynskey), befriends the more affluent English 15-year-old Juliet Hulme (Winslet) when Juliet transfers to Pauline's school. They bond over a shared history of severe childhood disease and isolating hospitalizations, and over time develop an intense friendship. Pauline admires Juliet's outspoken arrogance and beauty. Together they paint, write stories, make Plasticine figurines, and eventually create a fantasy kingdom called Borovnia. It is the setting of the adventure novels they write together, which they hope to have published and eventually made into films in Hollywood. Over time it begins to be as real to them as the real world. Pauline's relationship with her mother, Honora, becomes increasingly hostile and the two fight constantly. This angry atmosphere is in contrast to the peaceful intellectual life Juliet shares with her family. Pauline spends most of her time at the Hulmes', where she feels accepted. Juliet introduces Pauline to the idea of "the Fourth World", a Heaven without Christians where music and art are celebrated. Juliet believes she will go there when she dies. Certain actors and musicians are "saints" in this afterlife.
Jack Brown Genius, 1h25
Genres Fantasy
Actors Timothy Balme, Marton Csokas, Stuart Devenie, Lisa Chappell
Roles Writer
Rating52% 2.6317152.6317152.6317152.6317152.631715
The brain of inventor Jack Brown is possessed by the soul of a medieval monk who thinks he knows the secret of how to fly.
Braindead
Braindead (1992)
, 1h44
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Timothy Balme, Elizabeth Moody, Jed Brophy, Stuart Devenie, Harry Sinclair, Forrest J Ackerman
Rating74% 3.74953.74953.74953.74953.7495
In 1957, The "Sumatran Rat-Monkey" is a hybrid creature that, "according to legend", resulted from the rape of tree monkeys on Skull Island by plague-carrying rats. Stewart McAlden (Bill Ralston), an explorer returning from the depths of the island with his team, is carrying a rat-monkey in a cage and is stopped by fierce warrior natives that demand the return of the monkey. They escape to a waiting jeep, but Stewart gets bitten by the Rat-Monkey. Seeing the mark of the monkey's bite on his right hand, Stewart's men hold down the explorer and amputate it. A bite mark is then seen on his left arm, which results in the removal of that limb. Finally, they see a set of bloody scratches on Stewart's forehead and kill him. The captured rat-monkey is shipped to Wellington Zoo in New Zealand.
Meet the Feebles, 1h34
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Black comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow, Peter Jackson, Francine Lainé, Marc Alfos, Luq Hamet
Rating66% 3.3489153.3489153.3489153.3489153.348915
The eponymous theatre troupe is rehearsing the title song with hopes of finding success through being picked up for a syndicated television show. Heidi, the star of the show, is insulted by pornographic director Trevor and complains to her boss and lover, Bletch, who is actually in an adulterous relationship with Samantha. Meanwhile, Robert, the new member of the team, arrives at the theatre and immediately falls in love with another newcomer, Lucille. Samantha confronts Heidi, insults her, and reveals her relationship with Bletch. Robert confesses his love to Lucille, and the two become engaged. Sidney, Arthur's friend and member of the team, receives a visit from his ex-wife Sandy with his alleged son Seymour (who comically very strongly resembles Sidney). Sandy informs him she will be preparing a paternity case against him.

Production

Mortal Engines
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Steampunk films
Actors Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Patrick Malahide, Colin Salmon, Caren Pistorius
Roles Producer
Rating62% 3.10023.10023.10023.10023.1002
Dans un Londres post-apocalyptique ravagé après un holocauste nucléaire, Tom Natsworthy, un adolescent, et Hester Shaw, une jeune femme venue des Outlands, découvrent un élément qui pourrait tout changer.