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Philippa Boyens is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Co-Producer Néo-Zélandaise born on 2000

Philippa Boyens

Philippa Boyens
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Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 2000 (23 years)

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.

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 film 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 sons Calum Gittins (both with actor Paul Gittins) and Isaac Miller. Calum starred as Haleth in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Biography

Scénariste du Seigneur des anneaux (1996-2003)
Philippa Boyens est diplômée de l'université d'Auckland en 1994. Durant sa jeunesse, elle s'intéresse très tôt à la trilogie du Seigneur des anneaux, écrit par J. R. R. Tolkien. En 1996, en compagnie du réalisateur Peter Jackson et sa femme scénariste Fran Walsh, ils entreprennent d'écrire les scénarios de la trilogie cinématographique, adaptée du roman éponyme. Elle a déjà lu la saga fantastique à sept reprises avant de rejoindre le projet. Ce travail d'écriture leur prendra deux années au total. D'ailleurs, l'un de ses fils, nommé Calum, fait une apparition dans le second volet en tant qu'Haleth, jeune soldat du Rohan échangeant avec Aragorn avant la bataille du Gouffre de Helm. La scénariste développe également la chanson « The Edge of Night », qui est chantée dans le dernier film par Billy Boyd, alias Peregrin Touque. Boyens remporte de nombreux prix récompensant le scénario adapté à travers le monde, tels les prestigieux Oscars et BAFTA.


Productrice puis retour en Terre du Milieu (2005-2014)
Par la suite, elle devient une collaboratrice fréquente de Jackson. En 2005, elle rédige le remake de King Kong. Au-delà de ses activités de scénariste, Boyens est également co-productrice. Ainsi, elle produit Lovely Bones et District 9 en 2009.

En 2012, elle retrouve Peter Jackson et Fran Walsh sur le scénario de l'adaptation cinématographique du roman Le Hobbit, préquelle du Seigneur des Anneaux.


Vie privée
Boyens est mère de trois enfants, une fille nommée Phoebe ainsi que deux garçons, Calum et Isaac. En 2006, elle reçoit le prix du mérite de son université.

Best films

Usually with

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(11 films)
Fran Walsh
Fran Walsh
(9 films)
Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Philippa Boyens (11 films)

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Actress

Ringers: Lord of the Fans
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sala Baker
Rating61% 3.0520653.0520653.0520653.0520653.052065
Ringers : Lord of the Fans" est un documentaire long métrage qui explore la manière dont "Le Seigneur des Anneaux" a influencé la culture populaire occidentale au cours des 50 dernières années.

Scriptwriter

Mortal Engines, 2h8
Directed by Christian Rivers
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Steampunk films
Actors Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Stephen Lang, Patrick Malahide, Colin Salmon
Rating61% 3.050953.050953.050953.050953.05095
Dans un monde post-apocalyptique ravagé après un holocauste nucléaire, de gigantesques villes mobiles errent et tentent de prendre le pouvoir sur d'autres villes mobiles plus petites ou moins armées. Le récit suit ainsi le trajet de la ville de Londres, hégémonique et sans pitié.
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% 3.698863.698863.698863.698863.69886
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% 3.898013.898013.898013.898013.89801
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
Rating77% 3.8952653.8952653.8952653.8952653.895265
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
Rating66% 3.3051453.3051453.3051453.3051453.305145
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 Writer
Rating71% 3.597213.597213.597213.597213.59721
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
Rating85% 4.255714.255714.255714.255714.25571
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
Rating84% 4.2147254.2147254.2147254.2147254.214725
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
Rating84% 4.2117854.2117854.2117854.2117854.211785
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.

Production

Mortal Engines, 2h8
Directed by Christian Rivers
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Steampunk films
Actors Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Stephen Lang, Patrick Malahide, Colin Salmon
Roles Co-Producer
Rating61% 3.050953.050953.050953.050953.05095
Dans un monde post-apocalyptique ravagé après un holocauste nucléaire, de gigantesques villes mobiles errent et tentent de prendre le pouvoir sur d'autres villes mobiles plus petites ou moins armées. Le récit suit ainsi le trajet de la ville de Londres, hégémonique et sans pitié.
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 Co-Producer
Rating73% 3.698863.698863.698863.698863.69886
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: 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
Roles Co-Producer
Rating77% 3.8952653.8952653.8952653.8952653.895265
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.
District 9
District 9 (2009)
, 1h52
Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Origin South africa
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about immigration, Films about computing, Films about racism, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Sharlto Copley, William Allen Young, Jed Brophy, David James, Nathalie Boltt, John Sumner
Roles Co-Producer
Rating78% 3.947063.947063.947063.947063.94706
In an alternate 1982, an alien ship inexplicably stops over Johannesburg. When investigation teams enter the ship, they discover a population of sick and malnourished extraterrestrials, derogatorily referred to as "prawns". The South African government confines the aliens to "District 9", a government camp that is located outside of Johannesburg. Twenty-eight years later, in 2010, following periodic conflict between the aliens and the locals living near District 9, the government hires private military company Multinational United (MNU) to relocate the aliens to a new internment. Wikus van de Merwe (Sharlto Copley), an Afrikaner bureaucrat, is appointed by Piet Smit (Louis Minnaar), an MNU executive and his father-in-law, to lead the relocation.
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
Roles Producer
Rating66% 3.3051453.3051453.3051453.3051453.305145
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.