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Alan Lee

Alan Lee was invited to illustrate the centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings , which led to further Tolkien editions, including The Hobbit and the three 'Great Tales': The Children of Húrin , Beren and Lúthien and The Fall of Gondolin . He worked as Conceptual Designer and Set Decorator on both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, receiving the Academy Award for Best Art Direction for his work on The Return of the King .