Matt Appleton

Matt Appleton.

Matt Appleton is a New Zealand armour & weapons supervisor at Weta Workshop and actor who worked as a leather worker and a standby armour and weapons technician for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and played a Council Elf in The Fellowship of the Ring.



  • What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? - 1999 - wardrobe assistant
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 2001 - leather worker (uncredited), standby armour & weapons technician, and Council Elf (uncredited)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - 2002 - armour weapons and standby
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World - 2003 - miniatures crew
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 2003 - armour weapons and standby
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - 2005 - props, armour & weapons, and onset standby
  • District 9 - 2009 - costume supervisor
  • Daybreakers - 2009 - creature suit supervisor
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 2012 - costume and armour supervisor
  • Elysium - 2013 - specialty costumes, props model, and making supervisor


  • A Twist in the Tale - 1999 - costume prop maker
  • Revelations - 2002-03 - stand-by props

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Matt had also worked with Peter Jackson in District 9 and the first film of The Hobbit trilogy.
  • Matt had straightened his hair when he filmed his cameo without wearing a wig, and was the first extra after Dan Hennah and Billy Jackson not to wear a wig.

Notes and referencesEdit



On SetEdit

Parade for Wellington Premiere for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingEdit

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingEdit

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended EditionEdit




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