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Andrew Lesnie dies at 59; 'Lord of the Rings,' 'Babe' cinematographer
Andrew Lesnie dies at 59; 'Lord of the Rings,' 'Babe' cinematographer

Andrew Lesnie, an Australian cinematographer best known for his work on two very different kinds of fantasy films — "Babe," about a talking pig, and the epic trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" — has died. He was 59. Lesnie won an Oscar for cinematography in 2002 for "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," the first installment of director Peter Jackson's adaptation of the Tolkien books. His death Monday from a serious heart ailment was announced by the Australian Cinematographers Society. Lesnie worked with Jackson on all six "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" films, as well as on...

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