7 Jun 2010

Weta's Richard Taylor Is Knighted While Cutting An Onion

Number 1, Weka Street, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand, home of Weta Workshop, inside ....Middle-Earth! Weta is Richard Taylor and vice versa, the two are impossible to separate, he is a co-founder and Creative Director of the Weta Workshop. Over the years he (and Weta) have been awarded five Oscars, four BAFTAs , and several other prizes in recognition of the incredible work Weta does in make up, costume and visual effects. News are reaching me from New Zealand this morning , Richard Taylor has been knighted in this year's Queen's Birthday honours list for his charity work, which includes the Neonatal Trust and Dyslexia Foundation and his contribution to New Zealand . As one does he was busy cutting an onion in the kitchen when his wife Tania broke the news to him....because onions do not always make you cry , sometimes they make you smile with happiness :)

(source: Dominion Post - Stuff.co.nz)