Richard Taylor Knighted

Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop is now Sir Richard Taylor after he was knighted today for the NZ Queen’s Birthday honours. Sir Richard was in the kitchen cutting up an onion when his wife handed him the letter informing him. On behalf of NarniaWeb, congratulations Sir Richard Taylor! You deserve it.
More can be read on this story here and here. Thanks coracle for letting us know!

31 Responses

  1. This is so cool!!! He does deserve it…every bit of it! Congratulations Sir Richard Taylor! I hope you have many long years and enjoy your knight hood! 😀

  2. Young playwright from Narnia says:

    Wow , but who is Sir Richard Taylor

  3. AncientEgyptFan says:

    Congratulations! That is really cool!

  4. Liberty Hoffman says:

    congradulations, Sir Richard! 😀

  5. Haggith Tarkheena (trying to think of new name) says:

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Cool. 🙂 We love you Sir Taylor! Youre work is GREAT!

  6. Haggith Tarkheena (trying to think of new name) says:

    He was the Weta Workshop director guy. You know, with the glasses? 🙂

  7. Haggith Tarkheena (trying to think of new name) says:

    At least I think he was the director of Weta. . .I don't know.

  8. Brylowman says:

    I wonder if he will make his own armor, sword, and coat of arms? He certainly deserves them along with his knighthood. Long live Sir Richard of Weta!

  9. GlimGlum says:

    A most deserved honor. Congratulations Sir Richard! LOTR and Narnia moives wouldn't be the same without yours and WETA's efforts. 🙂

  10. true-narnian_queen says:

    congrats!!! knights rock!!!!

  11. narniahannah says:

    Conga-rats Sir Richard Taylor! Do you think you could get me in as a knight too? 😉

  12. Em says:

    Awesome!!! WETA has done such a great job on LOTR and Narnia. Way to go!!!

  13. Waleed Sajjad Khan says:

    lucky guy!

  14. Elf Maiden Archer of Rivendell says:

    Woohoo! WETA is awesome! First Sir Peter Jackson and now Sir Richard Taylor! Go LOTR & Narnia (& the Hobbit)! 😉

  15. coracle says:

    Click on the links, and you can find out about this man – he has 5 Oscars, and heads Weta Workshop and Weta Digital.

  16. Congratulations, Sir Richard! That's pretty cool.

  17. LadyCourage says:

    Oh wow!! Congrats Sir Richard! He seriously deserved that. Now he can wear his armor for real! lol

  18. campgirl says:

    Yea! Congratulations Sir Richard!! 🙂 That's SO cool! (I love Weta!)

  19. Puddleglum says:

    Congratulations to Sir Richard!

    (Doffing the hat, and bending the knee.)

  20. Laura says:

    Your really don't know who Richard Taylor is?? wow… you SHOULD visit this page, in order to know mor of him

  21. N-Fan says:

    Here is an article that really shows what an awesome guy Mr. Taylor andhis team at Weta are. Hopefully it gets its own entry in the word on the street section.

  22. narnia365 says:

    Wow, that'd be interesting to be knighted… well, congrats Sir Richard Taylor!

  23. narnia365 says:

    Wow, that is so cool! Thanks for posting it!

  24. Puddleglum says:

    Truly he has proven true Nobility is not something born into, but rather displayed in deeds.

  25. narnian resident says:

    how cool is that! haha thats awesome! 🙂 that would be so cool to be knighted, except im a girl. what would that make me? a lady, perhaps?

  26. Weapon Master says:

    HA! This is fantastic! I never knew Peter Jackson was knighted as well (see the second link).

  27. Ronja says:

    Richard Taylor is my neighbor which is awesome

  28. Ronja says:

    i went to his house and it has a miniature train and track you can ride on, a pool, a lake with a rowing boat a rowed in and loads more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Ronja says:

    did you here about the dragon

  30. Shaylee says:


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