The ‘Lord of the Rings’ star Peter Jackson is in the headlines again after he took part in a memorial ceremony in the Philippines on Friday.
The 70-year-old actor is due to visit the Bilibid Prison in Manila on Monday, where he has been detained since April.
Jackson is currently in the hospital with a leg injury and his representatives said that he was recovering well, but could not be reached for comment.
He is not expected to make a formal appearance in the country for two weeks.
The ‘Lord Of The Rings’ actor is pictured here in ‘The Hobbit’ (Photo: Warner Bros.)
Jackson was reportedly due to attend the memorial ceremony and give a speech at the prison, but cancelled the trip.
On April 15, Jackson was arrested at his home in Malibu, California, after being stopped for allegedly driving with a suspended license.
He was charged with driving with the intent to elude, failure to yield to an officer and resisting arrest.
Jackson has previously described himself as “a peace officer” and “a fighter” and has been a vocal supporter of the Philippines government’s war on drugs.
His role as the Lord of the in the Hobbit films has also been widely praised in the nation.
It was a “great honor” to see you in person, Jackson said on Twitter.
I am honored to have been honored to be with you in a country that has so much work to do, he said in a video posted on April 11.
In a statement, Jackson’s family said they were “grateful to have received the gracious invitation to visit Bilibids in the city of Manila, and to see the magnificent monument to the great man Lord of The Rings.”
Jackson was released from Bilibis in March after a month-long detention.
His latest appearance was a solo performance in the US, where fans can catch the film on Blu-ray.
A memorial service for Jackson will be held on Sunday.