Peter Jackson portrayed himself in the 50th anniversary story The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. This cameo was filmed with Ian McKellen in New Zealand on the set of The Hobbit trilogy, which also features Sylvester McCoy in a supporting role.

Jackson is an award winning feature film director, best known for the highly acclaimed The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. He can also be seen in cameo roles in most of his films, as well as in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's Hot Fuzz.

Jackson also helped to found Weta, a design and special effects company which, in 2010, designed the Eighth Doctor's wooden-handled sonic screwdriver.[1]

Possibility of directing Edit

Jackson has admitted to be a die-hard fan of Doctor Who, owns two classic Daleks, and in 2012 began to express his interest in directing an episode of the series,[2] something which Steven Moffat later stated would "probably happen at some point.” [3] Although this never occurred during Moffat's time as showrunner, Jackson still expresses his interest when interviewed, stating that "if we can figure it out, I would love to do a Doctor Who.” [4]

Home Invasion Edit

Home Invasion

Jackson appears with Peter Capaldi and a Dalek.

In November 2015, Jackson released a parody video which, on his facebook page, was entitled Home Invasion.[5] The two minute video depicts Jackson and his daughter discussing emails from Steven Moffat, requesting him to direct an episode of the series. Peter Capaldi also appears in character as the Twelfth Doctor, and tries to persuade him to sign a BBC contract. He is soon chased away by a Dalek, followed by the sound of the TARDIS dematerialising. It also features a "Doctor Who?" joke.

Despite the use of elements owned under copyright by the BBC, no statement has been made as to the video's own licensing status.

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