Peter Jackson Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Peter Jackson Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4¾ in
Weight 85 kg
Date of Birth October 31, 1961
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Girlfriend Fran Walsh

Peter Jackson is a New Zealander film director, producer, and screenwriter who is best known for being the director, writer, and producer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03) and the Hobbit trilogy (2012-14). These films have won him several accolades including the Academy Awards, Australian Film Institute Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Saturn Awards, and Producers Guild of America Award. Morever, he is also the 3rd-highest-grossing film director of all time.

Born Name

Peter Robert Jackson

Nick Name

Pete, PJ

Peter Jackson pictured at the World premiere of the third part of 'Lord of the Rings' in Wellington, New Zealand in December 2003
Peter Jackson pictured at the World premiere of the third part of ‘Lord of the Rings’ in Wellington, New Zealand in December 2003 (Stefan Servos / ardapedia.herr-der-ringe-film.de / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Wellington, New Zealand

Nationality

New Zealander

 

Occupation

Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Family

  • Father – William “Bill” Jackson (Wages Clerk)
  • Mother – Joan (née Ruck) (Factory Worker, Housewife)
  • Others – William Jackson (Paternal Grandfather), Walter Ruck (Maternal Grandfather), Emma Jane Taylor (Maternal Grandmother)

Build

Large

Peter Jackson as seen while promoting the 2009 film 'District 9' at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2009
Peter Jackson as seen while promoting the 2009 film ‘District 9’ at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2009 (Natasha Baucas / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height

5 ft 4¾ in or 164.5 cm

Weight

85 kg or 187.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Peter Jackson has dated –

  1. Fran Walsh (1987-Present) – Since 1987, he has been in a relationship with screenwriter, film producer, and lyricist Fran Walsh and they parent 2 children – Billy Jackson (b. 1995) and Katie Jackson (b. 1996). The duo has also worked together on several projects including Meet the FeeblesThe Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jack Brown GeniusThe Hobbit trilogy, and Mortal Engines.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Peter Jackson is of English and Welsh descent.

Hair Color

Salt and pepper

Eye Color

Blue-Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Imposing physique
  • Often sports unkempt hair and beard
  • Often films close-ups using wide angles
  • Darkly humorous scenes of violence
Peter Jackson as seen while speaking at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International, for 'The Hobbit The Battle of Five Armies', at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California
Peter Jackson as seen while speaking at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International, for ‘The Hobbit The Battle of Five Armies’, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California (Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Peter Jackson Favorite Things

  • Movies – The General (1926), King Kong (1933), Jaws (1975), Goodfellas (1990), Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Band – The Beatles

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Peter Jackson Facts

  1. His parents were emigrants from England. They died during the production of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  2. Peter Jackson has owned production companies like WingNut Films, Weta Limited, and Three Foot Six.
  3. His movies have often been set in Wellington, New Zealand.
  4. For their contribution to cinema, Jackson and his partner Fran Walsh were awarded Companion of the Order of New Zealand Merit on March 5, 2002.
  5. The Australian Empire Magazine named him as the “Man of the Year 2002”.
  6. He is a huge fan of Doctor Who (1963).
  7. For The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Peter Jackson won the 2004 Academy Awards for “Best Picture”, “Best Director”, and “Best Adapted Screenplay”.
  8. On December 8, 2014, he received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Featured Image by Stefan Servos / ardapedia.herr-der-ringe-film.de / CC BY-SA 3.0

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