‘We love NZ’: LOTR The Rings of Power earns high praise for Kiwi film industry

by Stuff — 21 August 2022

Nazanin Boniadi plays Bronwyn in Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

As the latest screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works – The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – premieres on Prime Video, Amazon’s show-runners and actors have heaped praise on the New Zealand film industry. So why did they leave? Kelly Dennett and Craig Hoyle report.

Patrick McKay, showrunner for Lord of the Rings: The Power of the Rings points to the pounamu hanging around his neck when asked about his time in New Zealand during press interviews at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills.

It had been sent to him as a kind of good luck omen ahead of the show’s LA premiere on Tuesday: ‘‘We love New Zealand and we’re so incredibly grateful we got to spend so much time there with our families and the crew making this show,’’ he told the Sunday Star-Times.

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