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Arise, Sir Peter...


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Peter Jackson knighted in [New Zealand] New Year Honours

Sir Peter Jackson has called receiving his knighthood an "incredible moment".

The honour, announced today, comes on the back of yet another box office success for Sir Peter, after his film The Lovely Bones was released on Boxing Day.

The film-maker is among five New Zealanders to become knights or dames in the New Year honours list.

Sir Peter, whose career started with the 1987 horror Bad Taste, was made a companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2002.

That followed the final in his Lord of the Rings trilogy, which won 11 Academy Awards in 2004 - tying it with Titanic and Ben Hur for the most won by a single film.

In a written statement, Sir Peter called receiving the honour an "incredible moment". "I didn't think anything would surpass the 2004 Academy Awards, but I was wrong."

Good on you Peter, it's well deserved!