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Certificate: 12A
Length: 112 mins
Director: Dome Karukoski
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Genevieve O’Reilly

How did the world of Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and Middle Earth come into being?

Tolkien takes us inside the imaginative life of author J.R.R. Tolkien, played by Nicholas Hoult.

From his childhood fantasies about faraway lands and the creatures that inhabit it, and the fellowship of friendship at Oxford University, to the impact of the Great War upon his psyche and the generation cut down by it, this is a beautiful insight into one of the great storytellers of our time, as he grows, lives and loves.

“It uses its imagination to build a thoughtful and charming portrait.” ★★★ –London Evening Standard

“Handsomely made in the customarily fastidious style of most period biographical dramas, Tolkien is strongly served by Hoult.” – Hollywood Reporter

“Its earnestness and idealism are refreshing.” ★★★ – Guardian

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