Posted on 05/17/2016 by Königin with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Candids, Pictures

Ed Sheeran made the most of his fleeting trip to New Zealand, last week enjoying an afternoon at Queenstown’s popular Shotover Canyon Swing – apparently in the company of Peter Jackson’s daughter.

The adventure company shared a series of photos of Sheeran enjoying a swing with a young mystery brunette, who appears to be 20-year-old actor Katie Jackson, daughter of Sir Peter and his partner Fran Walsh.

“So… Ed Sheeran came to play in our playground last week!! Challenging himself to both the Canyon Fox and Canyon Swing. Come back anytime Ed!!!” Shotover Canyon shared on their Facebook Page on Tuesday afternoon [today}.

Sheeran‘s smash hit I See Fire featured in Jackson’s 2013 film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

At the time, Jackson reportedly credited his daughter Katie for introducing him to Sheeran after attending one of his shows together, in March of 2013.

“[Katie] said that I just had to listen to him,” Jackson said during a fan event at the time. “That he could be the perfect fit for the end of the film… and she was right.”

Following the film’s release, Jackson reportedly gifted Sheeran with an original prop from the film – a sword.

“[Sir Peter Jackson] took us out for dinner, gave me a sword, which was cool,” said Sheeran at the time.

“It’s a real sword, it was one of the props [from The Hobbit]… I gave him a guitar. Well, I gave his daughter [Katie] a guitar.”

Katie Jackson, an actress, is believed to be based in Wellington.

Sheeran‘s New Zealand record label has been approached for comment, while a representative for Sir Peter Jackson said he had no comment to make.

Sheeran reportedly spent the entire week in Queenstown, last Wednesday opting to permanently brand himself with a souvenir.


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Queenstown has left a life-time mark on Ed Sheeran after he got a tattoo and a green stone carving from a local artist while taking a break in the resort.

White Tiger Tattoo artist Scott Mcfarlane​, said he respected celebrity’s privacy and would not reveal Sheeran’s newest tattoo design, but said it took three hours.

Mcfarlane, who tattooed Sheeran on Wednesday night, described the pop-star as a “humble, appreciative and a very thankful guy”.

Mcfarlane said Sheeran was planning to reveal his tattoo with fans once he was done travelling the world and was back on social media.

The tattoo artist said he treated Sheeran the same as he would any other customer.

“He was watching his PC while I tattooed him and and sang along to the radio. Those weren’t his songs though,” he said

The hardest part was to get Sheeran to the studio without “haunting and screaming girls” surrounding the shop, Mcfarlane said.

The two artists met up for lunch on Monday and discussed tattoo details and a green stone carving idea, which ended up being a whale tail.

“I did the carving throughout the week and presented it to him on Friday,” Mcfarlane said.

Mcfarlane said it was “really cool” how the celebrity appreciated New Zealand culture. Sheeran also had a three-year-old tattoo of a kiwi bird under his arm.

Mcfarlane waited till Sheeran left New Zealand on Monday to post up the photos with him on Facebook.

“I respected the fact that he wanted to have some quiet time without any hustle,” he said.

Sheeran said he loved Queenstown and his next destinations were Australia and Japan, Mcfarlane said.

This was not a first celebrity visit for a White Tiger Tattoo studio, five years ago shop owner Greg Burt tattooed Peter Jackson.

Sheeran spent a week in Queenstown and was spotted at bars and restaurants on Monday night.

On his social media accounts in December Sheeran said he would be taking a break from his phone and social media while travelling the world.


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