Bruce's Applogy To Peter Jackson for two statements made in an article:
'The recent stand off between many in the acting fraternity of NZ and the local producers association SPADA, through a series of events became focused on the production of The Hobbit.
During the course of responding to a number of media enquiries I made a couple of statements, for which I would like to apologise.
In the Sunday Star Times I am quoted as saying I had huge respect for Peter Jackson but believed he had reacted badly by threatening to take the production to Europe. I also stated that I thought Peter was taking the dispute too personally.
Having seen the article in print I realize that these comments are completely unnecessary and irrelevant. In fact comments such as these contribute nothing to the debate and would justify anyone taking such a dispute personally.
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My name is Bruce Hopkins, ... in fact, truth be known, it's Raymond Bruce Hopkins.
Upon naming me thus, my parents, Bill and Coe, proceeded to address me as, not Raymond, but Bruce... were they just screwing with my mind?
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