Gandalf: Lord of the Seas

Sir Ian McKellen takes a break on Auckland Harbour from playing the wise wizard Gandalf in the 16 month long shoot of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings.  He is immersing himself in the NZ/Middle Earth edge experience, “… this is the biggest film ever made, in terms of logistics and technology … and they’re happening in New Zealand, away from any sense that there’s a world outside Middle Earth”.


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Michael Braithwaite Builds Story of Military Tattoo

Michael Braithwaite Builds Story of Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has revealed it wants to attract more local audiences to and transform “elitist” perceptions under a new direction for the annual cultural showpiece, arts journalist Brian…