Tolkien

England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • J.R.R. Tolkien: Nicholas Hoult
  • Edith Bratt: Lily Collins
  • Father Francis Morgan: Colm Meaney
  • Professor Joseph Wright: Derek Jacobi
  • Young J.R.R. Tolkien: Harry Gilby
  • Young Edith Bratt: Mimi Keene
  • Geoffrey Bache Smith: Anthony Boyle
  • Young Geoffrey Bache Smith: Adam Bregman
  • Robert Q. Gilson: Patrick Gibson
  • Young Robert Q. Gilson: Albie Marber
  • Christopher Wiseman: Tom Glynn-Carney
  • Young Christopher Wiseman: Ty Tennant
  • Private Sam Hodges: Craig Roberts
  • Mrs. Faulkner: Pam Ferris
  • Hilary Tolkien: James MacCallum
  • Young Hilary Tolkien: Guillermo Bedward
  • Mabel Tolkien: Laura Donnelly
  • Mrs. Smith: Genevieve O’Reilly
  • Headmaster Gilson: Owen Teale
  • First Soldier: Al Bollands
  • Second Soldier: Kallum Tolkien
  • Bronwen: Nia Gwynne
  • English Master: Adrian Schiller
  • Mackintosh: Toby Nash
  • Goodson-Thomas: Michael Bryceson
  • Rugby Coach: Andrew Bissell
  • Waitress: Sian Crisp
  • Maître d’: Antony Raymond Barlow
  • Box Office Man: David Puckridge
  • Schoolmaster: David Bromley
  • Rose: Lara Maguire
  • Beryl: Holly Dempster
  • Mary: Jane Dixon-Rowland
  • Porter: David Birkbeck
  • Professor #1: Colin Macdonald Burnie
  • Professor #2: Andy Orchard
  • Drunken Student: Frank Kerr
  • Photographer: Rob Rhys Bond
  • Lieutenant: Joel Phillimore
  • Student: John Bradfield
  • Priscilla Tolkien (Child): Mia Woods
  • Priscilla Tolkien (Child): Sienna Woods
  • Michael Tolkien (Child): Paul Gurcel Escudero
  • John Tolkien Jnr. (Child): Harry Webster
  • Christopher Tolkien (Child): Jack Riley

Film Crew:

  • Conductor: Thomas Newman
  • Additional Editor: Chris Gill
  • Music Editor: Bill Bernstein
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Deborah Lynn Scott
  • Sound Designer: Martin Cantwell
  • Still Photographer: David Appleby
  • Producer: Jenno Topping
  • Orchestrator: J.A.C. Redford
  • Chief Lighting Technician: Julian White
  • Screenplay: David Gleeson
  • Director: Dome Karukoski
  • Screenplay: Stephen Beresford
  • Producer: Peter Chernin
  • “A” Camera Operator: Karsten Jacobsen
  • Producer: Kris Thykier
  • Co-Producer: Sarada McDermott
  • Editor: Harri Ylönen
  • Producer: David Ready
  • Stunt Coordinator: David Garrick
  • Costume Designer: Colleen Kelsall
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Stephan Pehrsson
  • Stunts: Evangelos Grecos
  • Supervising Art Director: Pilar Foy
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Matthew Collinge
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Paul Cotterell
  • First Assistant Director: Stuart Renfrew
  • Director of Photography: Lasse Frank Johannessen
  • Makeup Designer: Nadia Stacey
  • Unit Publicist: Julia Jones
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Danny Sheehan
  • Sound Designer: Paul Carter
  • Script Supervisor: San Davey
  • First Assistant “A” Camera: Adam Conlon
  • Storyboard Artist: Mark Nuttall
  • Casting: Kate Ringsell
  • Key Costumer: Laura Bailey
  • Costume Supervisor: Bettina Seifert
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Rupert Davies
  • First Assistant Editor: Heidi Freeman
  • First Assistant Director: Antti Lahtinen
  • Makeup Supervisor: Gerda Lauciute
  • Production Design: Grant Montgomery
  • Stunt Coordinator: Sarah Franzl
  • Key Makeup Artist: Anna Morena
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Danny Hargreaves
  • Music Supervisor: Sarah Bridge
  • Third Assistant Director: Thomas Bassett
  • Key Grip: Josh Close
  • Second Unit Director: Maria Reinup
  • Stunts: Kye Mckee
  • First Assistant Editor: Chris Crookall
  • Stunts: Theo Morton
  • First Assistant Sound Editor: Lee James
  • Co-Producer: Dan Finlay
  • Post Production Supervisor: Louise Seymour
  • Sound Designer: Rob Prynne
  • Seamstress: Julie McCausland
  • Stunts: Cristian Knight
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Isabella Artitzone
  • Second Assistant “A” Camera: Matt Wright
  • Post Production Coordinator: Robert Platt-Higgins
  • Production Sound Mixer: Martin Beresford
  • Crowd Assistant Director: Camilla Southwell
  • Unit Production Manager: Nancy Bray
  • Costume Supervisor: Diana Wyand
  • Storyboard Artist: Jonathan Millward
  • Payroll Accountant: Karen Margaux Walker
  • Assistant Accountant: El West
  • Stunt Double: Chey Anich
  • Dialogue Coach: Hugh O’Shea
  • Production Coordinator: Jannika Öberg
  • Assistant Accountant: Becky Scurrah
  • Location Assistant: Mackenzie Crossland
  • Location Coordinator: Kerri Burbidge
  • Property Master: James Baylan
  • Still Photographer: Juliana Malucelli
  • Second Assistant Director: Gemma Nunn
  • Art Direction: Paul Cowell
  • Stunts: Adam Smith
  • Second Unit First Assistant Director: Toni Staples
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Lyndsey Haluszczak
  • Assistant Art Director: Ben Clements
  • Standby Art Director: Kerry-Ellen Maxwell
  • Art Department Coordinator: Clare Griffiths
  • Assistant Costume Designer: April Church
  • Makeup & Hair: Niall Monteith-Mann
  • Best Boy Electric: Alan Millar
  • Makeup & Hair: Dani Haigh
  • Digital Imaging Technician: James Hogarth
  • Stunts: Ricardo Cruz Jr.
  • Assistant Art Director: Emma Dorward
  • Third Assistant Director: Danielle Blaise Taylor
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: Kerry Arthur
  • Second Assistant “B” Camera: Ben Taylor
  • Camera Trainee: Josh Tilley
  • Assistant Editor: Abi Wright
  • Electrician: Vinny Cowper
  • Electrician: Max Elliot Lovell
  • Rigging Gaffer: Michael John McHugh
  • Grip: Guy Elliot Smith
  • Truck Supervisor: Tracey Cliffe
  • Key Costumer: Catherine Hibbert
  • Tailor: Dennis Bach Jensen
  • Location Manager: Mandy Sharpe
  • Assistant Location Manager: Danny Newton
  • Production Secretary: Laura Trigg
  • Production Runner: Rebecca Norbury
  • Production Accountant: Ben Arslanian
  • Casting Associate: Claudia Blunt

Movie Reviews:

  • SWITCH.: For the literary fans of JRR Tolkien, this film will serve as a very exciting chapter of your fandom; when you get to see a character called Sam you’ll be sure to gasp with glee – and let me assure you they really emphasise his name, along with a myriad of other moments just like it. You can’t miss them. They know who this movie is for, because it sure as hell won’t be appealing to anyone else.
    – Jess Fenton

    Read Jess’ full article…
    https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/article/review-tolkien-lord-of-the-rings-and-hobbit-fans-this-ones-for-you

  • Gimly: I’ll admit I had some interest when I heard that a Tolkien biopic was in the works, but now that I’ve actually seen it, I’m very unsure about who was supposed to want this movie? It’s just an unbearably clichéd biopic that makes sure it ticks all the boxes a biopic for some reason must. I don’t understand how this formula gets forced in to the real-life story of every person who has ever lived a time that was put to screenplay. It’s so boring, and it’s so **done**. Who was crying out for a movie that examined famed author J. R. R. Tolkien when he… went from mildly unpopular at fancy pants school, to mildly popular at fancy pants school? Not when he was writing the most famous fantasy series of all time. Not when he was at war (or at least not more than about a cumulative 6 minutes of flashforwards at war). Not his relationship with C. S. Lewis. Not even about going to codebreaking school. Nope, a young Tolkien whose not very likeable and rather lofty for someone who supposedly comes from such a poor background. It does touch on some references to his future writing, adding a little bit of a fantastical element, but it’s **so** afraid of this, its best element, that really only seems to imply that old mate Jirt wouldn’t have come up with a single idea for Lord of the Rings unless some sort of external stimulus for it fell in his lap. Another biopic cliché.

    _Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._

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