Fran Walsh

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  • Birth Place: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Profession: Screenwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Wanted to become a fashion designer as a teen before focusing on music; played in punk bands during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  • Began a career in screenwriting after graduating from college.
  • Met her partner, Lord of the Rings trilogy director Peter Jackson, on the set of a TV series in 1986; the duo collaborate frequently on film projects and are the parents of two children.

Awards

  • 2001, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2004, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1995, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2004, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Winner
  • 2002, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Foreign Film: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Winner
  • 2001, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2003, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Foreign Film: Winner
  • 2004, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2004, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Winner
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Winner
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Winner
  • 2004, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Foreign Film: Winner
  • 2002, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee

Relationships

  • Kate Jackson — Daughter
  • Peter Jackson — Significant Other
  • William Jackson — Son

College

  • Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand (BA in English Literature, 1981)

Details

  • Birth Place: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Profession: Screenwriter