Barrie M. Osborne

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Barrie M. Osborne
Born (1944-02-07) February 7, 1944 (age 74)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Film producer
Years active 1976–present

Barrie Mitchell Osborne ONZM (born February 7, 1944) is a film producer, production manager and director.


The son of Hertha Schwarz and William Osborne, Barrie was born in New York City[1] and grew up in New Rochelle, New York where he graduated New Rochelle High School.[2] He is an alumnus of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Osborne in 2017, after his investiture as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit by the governor-general, Dame Patsy Reddy

He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) 31st December 2016 [3]

Osborne's most notable work is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King for which he was the recipient of the Oscar Award the Academy Award for Best Picture, which he shares with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. He also produced the 2013 The Great Gatsby remake, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby.

Together with Alan B. Curtiss and Mexican entrepreneur Max Appedole, Osborne released a major blockbuster Latin film production called Gloria, a biopic about the life of controversial Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, with Christian Keller.[4]

Osborne is also preparing a possible movie trilogy about the Viking king Harald Hardrada.[5]




  • American Hot Wax (1978) (second assistant director)
  • The China Syndrome (1979) (second assistant director)
  • Dick Tracy (1990) (second unit director)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) (additional second unit director)


  1. ^ "Barrie M. Osborne". 
  2. ^ "Distinguished Alumni". New Rochelle High School. Archived from the original on December 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "New Years Honours 2017". 
  4. ^ Jen Yamato (2014-10-06). "Picturehouse Acquires 'Gloria,' Pop Biopic Of The "Mexican Madonna"". Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  5. ^ "Ringenes Herre-produsent vil lage vikingtrilogi". August 29, 2013. 

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