Re: [ICG-D] Captain Sir Jean Luc
- I may not have this quite right, but I think LotR also set up the WETA video studio, which also worked on Avatar more recently. I'd consider their work there still pretty important, even after finishing LotR.
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From: Lay, Toni
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 8:36 AM
Subject: RE: [ICG-D] Captain Sir Jean Luc
Well, look at what "Lord of the Rings" did by Great Britain and the
Commonwealth. It made a googleplex of money; it cleaned up at the
Oscars; and it sent people scurrying all over New Zealand looking at
LotR sites, thereby increasing tourism.
Not bad, I'd say.
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- There is also Sir Ian Holm (Bilbo) and Tolkien was given an OBE back in the 70s (unfortunately someone stole it from his rooms). Maybe the Queen is a F/SF fan??
--- In ICG-D@yahoogroups.com, "joe_aspler" <joseph.aspler@...> wrote:
> The world of fantasy & science fiction hasn't done too badly in the Queen's Honour Lists in recent years.
> I'm sure there are more, but here are a few that I can think of offhand:
> Sir Arthur C. Clarke
> Sir Terry Pratchett
> Sir Patrick Stewart
> Sir Ian McKellen
> Sir Christopher Lee
> J.K. Rowling has the OBE (which Terry Pratchett was awarded in 1998), so the next award level for her would be Dame J.K. Rowling - the female equivalent of a knight.
> --- In ICG-D@yahoogroups.com, "Lay, Toni" <layt@> wrote:
> > In case you haven't heard, Patrick Stewart is getting a knighthood from
> > the Queen. He'll be Sir Patrick after the new year.
> > Toni
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