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Brian Sibley
I have been a professional writer for thirty years and a freelance broadcaster for the BBC in London for almost as long. My career began as a radio-writer with dramatisations for the BBC which include serialisations of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", C. S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of... show more

I have been a professional writer for thirty years and a freelance broadcaster for the BBC in London for almost as long. My career began as a radio-writer with dramatisations for the BBC which include serialisations of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", C. S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia" and Mervyn Peake's "Titus Groan" and "Gormenghast" for which I won a coveted Sony Radio Award. I have also made radio programmes on a wide variety of topics from the history of magic to the crimes of Jack the Ripper! Series of note include "A Century of Cinema", "The Sound of Movies" and "'Ain't No Mickey Mouse Business!" My specialist interests have always been film (in particular animation) and children's literature and I have broadcast numerous radio and TV programmes and written several books about both these topics.For the best part of a decade I presented weekly arts and film programmes on the BBC's domestic and World Service networks but have spent the last few years concentrating on books including a couple of best-sellers on the making of Peter Jackson's film trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings" and researching and writing that director's authorised biography, scheduled for publication in 2006.I live in London with my life partner, a professional magician, in a house overcrowded with so many books, DVDs and CDs (not to mention all those old videos and gramophone records!) that it is seriously beginning to look like one of Amazon.com's smaller warehouses!
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Birth date: July 14, 1949
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KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it 8 years ago
What an amazing book! I loved it, from the cover, to the little presents it brings inside! I could not stop staring at it and touching it the first couple of days. I remember that, when the first movie released, I used to cut all the articles and photos I find in any newspaper or magazine. If only I...
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha rated it 8 years ago
I love books like this. I've always loved learning about how things are made and for any film I'll always want to hear all the in depth stories about - not the actors - the lighting, the set dressing, the art director's planning, the weird issues the props manager had, the problems of the wigmakers ...
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it 9 years ago
Fascinating read for the films as a companion book.
sarafrances
sarafrances rated it 10 years ago
i LOVED this book but it really irks me that they didn't wait until DH part 2 could be included. the books feels incomplete because of that.
The YA Book Blog!
The YA Book Blog! rated it 11 years ago
A must have for any Potter fan, containing interviews with cast and crew this book has everything you would ever want to know about the Potter films. I thoroughly enjoyed the input by production designer Stuart Craig, who reveals the detail that goes in to each set. The best bit by far has to be the...
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