October 15, 1999
on Tolkien Set
Renowned Tolkien illustrator Alan Lee, who broke his arm on
Wednesday, was back at work yesterday and able to continue as conceptual artist for the
$360 million Lord of the Rings film trilogy, a project spokeswoman said.
Lee, an Englishman famed for lavish illustrations of J R R
Tolkien's fantasy books, is understood to have been injured while on the set.
Publicist Claire Raskind said Lee's broken arm was not his
drawing arm. She did not know how Lee was injured and said he was not available for
Shooting on Wellington film maker Peter Jackson's epic began
in Wellington's Mt Victoria green belt on Monday.