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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003

About The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cast

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Crew


Peter JacksonDirector
Matt DufferDirector
Ross DufferDirector


Peter JacksonProducer
Barrie M. OsborneProducer
Bob WeinsteinExecutive producer
Harvey WeinsteinExecutive producer
Mark OrdeskyExecutive producer
Michael LynneExecutive producer
Victoria BurrowsCasting
John HubbardCasting
Liz MullaneCasting
Amy HubbardCasting
Ann RobinsonCasting
Fran WalshProducer
Robert ShayeExecutive producer


J.R.R. TolkienNovel
Peter JacksonScreenplay
Fran WalshScreenplay
Philippa BoyensScreenplay
Matt DufferWriter
Ross DufferWriter


Andrew LesnieDirector of photography


Joe BleakleyArt direction
Rob OuttersideArt direction
Mark RobinsArt direction
John HoweConceptual design
Dan HennahSet decoration
Grant MajorProduction design
Jules CookAssistant art director
Alan LeeSet decoration
Alan LeeConceptual design
Jacqui AllenAssistant art director
Dan HennahSupervising art director

Costume & make-up

Ngila DicksonCostume design
Richard TaylorCostume design
Margaret AstonMakeup artist
Rick FindlaterMakeup artist
Kerryn Flewell-SmithMakeup artist
Steve HopgoodMakeup artist
Davina LamontMakeup artist
Vivienne MacGillicuddyMakeup artist
Catherine MaguireMakeup artist
Emma MoncrieffMakeup artist
Angela MooarMakeup artist
Ivana PrimoracMakeup artist
Allie RutherfordMakeup artist
Janine SchneiderMakeup artist
Lenore StewartMakeup artist
Tera TreanorMakeup artist
Nancy HennahMakeup artist
Noreen WilkieMakeup artist
Gail WilsonMakeup artist
Jeremy WoodheadMakeup artist
Laurelle ZientoMakeup artist
Peter KingMakeup & hair


Howard ShoreOriginal music composer
Mike HopkinsSupervising sound editor
Hammond PeekProduction sound mixer
Ethan van der RynSupervising sound editor
Beau BordersSound effects editor
Brent BurgeSound effects editor
Hayden CollowSound effects editor
Tim NielsenSound effects editor
Addison TeagueSound effects editor
Craig TomlinsonSound effects editor
Dave WhiteheadSound effects editor
David FarmerSound designer
Christopher BoyesSound re-recording mixer
Michael HedgesSound re-recording mixer
Lora HirschbergAdditional sound re-recording mixer
Michael SemanickSound re-recording mixer
Gary SummersAdditional sound re-recording mixer


Jamie SelkirkEditor


Sean ButtonStunts
Sala BakerStunts
Jeremy BennettVisual effects art director
Paul LasaineVisual effects art director

Visual effects

Guy Williams3d supervisor
Christian RiversVisual effects designer
Jim RygielVisual effects supervisor
Steve DubinVisual effects producer
Robyn IsaacsVisual effects producer
Charlie McClellanVisual effects producer
Eileen MoranVisual effects producer
James WhitlamVisual effects producer
Dean WrightVisual effects producer
Chetan DeshmukhVisual effects supervisor
Joe LetteriVisual effects supervisor
Dean LyonVisual effects supervisor
John P. NugentVisual effects supervisor
Alex FunkeVisual effects director
Randall William CookAnimation director