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Dan Hennah

Designer

 Dan Hennah

 Dan Hennah
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Dan Hennah

Art department veteran Dan Hennah worked on a range of screen projects before becoming an art director and set decorator on The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Five times Oscar nominated, he won an Academy Award for his work on The Return of the King. Since then Hennah has graduated to production designing on a number of features, including taking on the job for Peter Jackson's three-parter of The Hobbit.

I've been doing this thing for about 30 years now and I'm still loving it … I feel as though I learn more everyday. And you know, I'm still listening to people, I'm not trying to impose my will on people, I'm still learning. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Production Designer

2014

 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Production Designer

2013

 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Production Designer

2012

 The Warrior's Way

The Warrior's Way

Production Designer

2010

 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Production Designer

2009

 The Water Horse

The Water Horse

Art Director

2007

 King Kong

King Kong

Art Director

2005

 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Art Director

2003

 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Art Director

2002

 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Art Director

2001

 The Tribe

The Tribe

Production Designer

1999 - 2003

 A Twist in the Tale

A Twist in the Tale

Production Designer

1998

 The Legend of William Tell

The Legend of William Tell

Production Designer

1998

 Willy Nilly (Short Film)

Willy Nilly (Short Film)

Designer

1998

 Return to Treasure Island

Return to Treasure Island

Production Designer

1996

 The Frighteners

The Frighteners

Art Director

1996

 Adrift

Adrift

Production Designer

1993

 The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

Art Director

1992

 The Rescue

The Rescue

Art Director

1988

 Heart of the High Country - Episode One

Heart of the High Country - Episode One

Art Director

1985

 Mesmerized

Mesmerized

Art Director

1984

 Savage Islands

Savage Islands

Art Director

1983


The titles listed here may not reflect this person's full screenography. These are only the titles that are included in or referenced by this site.

Awards

2014 Art Directors Guild Awards
Nominated for Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film (with 17 others): for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

2013 Academy Awards
Nominated for Achievement in Production Design (with Ra Vincent and Simon Bright): for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2013 Art Directors Guild Awards (United States)
Nominated for Excellence in Production Design - Fantasy Film: for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2013 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (United States)
Nominated for Best Art Direction (with Ra Vincent and Simon Bright): for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2006 Academy Awards
Nominated for Achievement in Art Direction (with Grant Major and Simon Bright): for King Kong

2006 Art Directors Guild Awards (United States)
Nominated for Excellence in Production Design - Period or Fantasy Films (with Grant Major, Joe Bleakley, Simon Bright, Simon Harper, David Cooke and Jacqui Allen): for King Kong

2004 Academy Awards
Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (shared with Grant Major and Alan Lee): for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2004 Art Directors Guild Awards (United States)
Excellence in Production Design - Period or Fantasy Films (shared with Grant Major, Joe Bleakley, Philip Ivey, Simon Bright, Jules Cook, Jacqui Allen and Ross McGarva): for The Return of the King

2004 International Press Academy Satellite Awards
Golden Satellite Award for Best Art Direction (shared with Grant Major and Alan Lee): for The Return of the King
Also nominated for same award (with Grace Mok): for Whale Rider

2003 Art Directors Guild Awards (United States)
Excellence in Production Design - Period or Fantasy Film (shared with Grant Major, Joe Bleakley, Rob Outterside, Philip Ivey, Mark Robins, Jules Cook, Ross McGarva and Jaqui Allen): for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2003 Academy Awards
Nominated for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (with Grant Major and Alan Lee): for The Two Towers

2002 Academy Awards
Nominated for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (with Grant Major): for The Fellowship of the Ring

2002 Art Directors Guild Awards (United States)
Nominated for Excellence in Production Design - Period or Fantasy Films (with Grant Major, Rob Outterside, Joe Bleakley, Mark Robins, Philip Ivey, Jules Cook and Ross McGarva): for The Fellowship of the Ring

2002 International Press Academy Satellite Awards
Nominated for Golden Satellite Award for Best Art Direction (with Grant Major): for The Fellowship of the Ring