Articles written by: Anastasia

As a writer, Anastasia loves all things fiction. Being exposed to Tolkien as a teenager, she remembers reading LOTR everywhere, hardly taking her nose out of the book. He remains her main mentor to this day. Anastasia finished primary school in Poland, where she was introduced to all the magical Scandinavian stories and legends. Her love for Finnish fiction is what compelled her to begin writing. Anastasia is in love with all that has to do with film-making, is somewhat a weird mixture of old and new (the lady and a rebel), draws a little, and snowboards. When she’s not traveling in her Tardis, Ana loves taking evening strolls in her “Mind Palace” and occasionally popping by The Prancing Pony, humming to the Song Of Ice and Fire.

Exclusive Interview With An Owner Of Piopio Farm Suzie Denize

Exclusive Interview With An Owner Of Piopio Farm Suzie Denize

Since every one of us here at Middle-earth News is first of all a devoted fan of Tolkien’s marvelous universe, we often dream, with an occasional sigh of longing, of a quiet and benign life […]

Happy Birthday To Lee Pace!

Happy Birthday To Lee Pace!

Happy birthday to actor Lee Pace who plays Thranduil in The Hobbit! Here are some of the highlights of 1979, the year of his birth: The US Voyager 1 space probe had just revealed the […]

Happy Birthday To Sean Astin!

Happy Birthday To Sean Astin!

It was a good year, 1971, with all kinds of things happening. Things like an 85-meter-high tornado rising over the Ryukyu Islands in Japan, and, just shortly after The Beatles broke up, another bomb (this time […]

Interview With Joe Letteri

Interview With Joe Letteri

“For me, it’s keeping the focus on the character.” – Joe Letteri Joe Letteri is Weta Digital’s senior visual effects supervisor and studio director. Among a long list of awards bestowed upon him, he is a winner […]

Venue For Early Jackson Movie Up For An Award

Venue For Early Jackson Movie Up For An Award

Ilam Homestead, a venue where many scenes from Peter Jackson’s early film Heavenly Creatures were filmed, has been nominated for The New Zealand Commercial Project Awards to be announced in May. Ilam Homestead has long been associated with […]

Young Hobbit Fan Meets Andy Serkis

Young Hobbit Fan Meets Andy Serkis

Rays Of Sunshine is a British charity organization that helps grant the wishes of kids with serious illnesses between the ages of 3- 18. Huddesfield’s Edward Loyd-Hughes, diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), was among the lucky ones […]

The J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts: Public Showings in 2014

The J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts: Public Showings in 2014

It’s a small wonder we consider film as the form of art that speaks the clearest to our minds. And there’s also nothing new in when we say that the mind is a queer thing […]

Anti Smaug Double Crossbow Ballista Created By Joerg Sprave

Anti Smaug Double Crossbow Ballista Created By Joerg Sprave

Longbows, crossbows, swords, and arrows–Middle Earth has got them all, but not even the fabled Grond with words of evil engraved on its body has got the power to slay the Dragon. The master of […]

Happy Yuletide From All Of Us In Middle-earth!

Happy Yuletide From All Of Us In Middle-earth!

It has been yet another year! We look back over our shoulders at this hour and simply cannot believe how much has changed since last we shared a Yuletide with you, our lovely fans! But […]

The Hobbit Charity Gala In NZ

The Hobbit Charity Gala In NZ

The Island Bay Marine Education Centre has been chosen as the beneficiary of the The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, opening at the New Zealand Charity Gala at the Embassy Theatre on December 9 in Wellington. “We […]