Peter Jackson

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Birth Name: Peter Robert Jackson

Place of Birth: Wellington, New Zealand

Date of Birth: 31 October, 1961

Ethnicity: English, some Welsh

Peter Jackson is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He is known as the director, writer, and producer of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

Peter was born in Wellington, New Zealand, the son of Gwendolene Joan (Ruck) and William Arthur “Bill” Jackson. His parents were English immigrants. He is married to New Zealand screenwriter, film producer, and lyricist Fran Walsh, with whom he has two children. Peter and Fran have worked together on their movies.

Peter’s paternal grandfather was named William Jackson.

Peter’s maternal grandfather was Walter Ruck (the son of Walter James Halsey and Alice Elizabeth Ruck). Peter’s grandfather Walter was born in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales. Peter’s great-grandfather Walter was born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. Alice was born in Monmouth, the daughter of Enoch Ruck, from Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England, and of Charlotte Rowles, who was from Newport, Newport, Wales.

Peter’s maternal grandmother was Emma Jane Taylor (the daughter of Henry Walter Taylor and Sarah Jane Morgan). Emma was born in Coleford, Gloucestershire, England. Sarah was the daughter of James Morgan and Emma Watkins.

Source: Genealogy of Peter Jackson – https://www.geni.com

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  1. Peter’s paternal grandfather was named William Jackson

    Peter’s maternal grandfather was Walter Ruck (the son of Walter James Halsey and Alice Elizabeth Ruck). Walter was born in Monmouth, Wales. Alice was the daughter of Enoch Ruck and Charlotte.

    Peter’s maternal grandmother was Emma Jane Taylor (the daughter of Henry Walter Taylor and Sarah Jane Morgan). Emma was born in Coleford, Gloucestershire, England. Sarah was the daugher of James Morgan and Emma Watkins.

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