Sad news today; Our Tolkien fandom has suffered a death in the family. Our beloved Andrew Lesnie passed on at the age of 59 on Monday. Andrew was a vital part of Peter Jackson’s team on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and most recently, The Hobbit Trilogy. He was an absolute visionary, who, like Peter Jackson, loved making films. You could tell how passionate he was about films because of his ever present smile and enthusiasm. He was a constant face in the behind the scenes footage, his trusty camera always rolling. 

He was brilliant, he was an Oscar winner, but most importantly he was our family member. So today, hold those you love a little closer and let’s keep Andrew’s family and friends in our thoughts. Here on l-o-t-r & the-hobbit Blog, I want to dedicate this day to Andrew Lesnie’s legacy.
Rest in peace, Andrew. We will always be thankful for your sheer brilliance and talent and I will most certainly miss your smile.

Thank You and God Bless


And here it was, beside the lake, reflected in the dark waters. The white marble tomb, an unnecessary blot on the familiar landscape. He felt again that rush of controlled euphoria, that heady sense of purpose in destruction. He raised the old yew wand: How fitting that this would be its last great act.
The tomb split open from head to foot. The shrouded figure was as long as thin as it had been in life. He raised the wand again. The wrappings fell open. The face was translucent, pale, sunken, yet almost perfectly preserved. They had left his spectacles on the crooked nose: He felt amused derision. Dumbledore’s hands were folded upon his chest, and there it lay, clutched beneath them, buried with him.
Had the old fool imagined that marble or death would protect the wand? Had he thought that the Dark Lord would be scared to violate his tomb? The spiderlike hand swooped and pulled the wand from Dumbledore’s grasp, and as he took it, a shower of sparks flew from its tip, sparkling over the corpse of its last owner, ready to serve a new master at last.


This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves. We do not have the strength to fight both Mordor and Isengard. Gandalf, the Ring cannot stay here. This peril belongs to all Middle Earth. They must decide now how to end it.