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31/10/1961 New Zealand director Peter Jackson is born

Sir Peter Robert Jackson is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter and film producer. He was born in Wellington and raised at the nearby coastal town of Pukerua Bay. His parents—Joan, a factory worker and housewife, and William "Bill" Jackson, a wages clerk—were emigrants from England. Bill Jackson was a veteran of the Siege of Malta in WW II.

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