Newswire: R.I.P. Lord Of The Rings cinematographer Andrew Lesnie

As reported by Variety, acclaimed cinematographer Andrew Lesnie has died. Lesnie had reportedly been suffering from “a serious heart condition” over the last few months, and he had a heart attack earlier this week. He was 59.

A frequently collaborator of Peter Jackson’s, Lesnie worked on the entire Lord Of The Rings trilogy, the Hobbit trilogy, King Kong and The Lovely Bones. He even won an Academy Award for his work on The Fellowship Of The Ring, and its nearly impossible to deny the impact that the thrilling vistas of those J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations had on selling the majesty of the stories.

Lesnie got his start in the film industry while living in his native Australia, working as a camera assistant on Richard Franklin’s 1978 horror film Patrick—which was recently remade with Charles Dance. Eventually, Lesnie caught the eye of George Miller while working on …

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