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| image=[[File:Tolkien (film) - poster.jpg|250px]]
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| caption=Poster
 
| director=[[Dome Karukoski]]
 
| director=[[Dome Karukoski]]
| producer=Peter Chernin<br>Jenno Topping<br>David Ready<br>Kris Thykier
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| writers=[[David Gleeson]]<br>[[Stephen Beresford]]
| writer=David Gleeson<br>Stephen Beresford
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| screenplay=
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| producers=Peter Chernin<br>Jenno Topping<br>David Ready<br>Kris Thykier
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| starring=[[Nicholas Hoult]]<br/>[[Lily Collins]]
 
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| starring= see below
 
| music=Thomas Newman
 
 
| cinematography=Lasse Frank
 
| cinematography=Lasse Frank
 
| editing=Harri Ylönen
 
| editing=Harri Ylönen
| distributor=[[Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures]]
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| music=[[Thomas Newman]]
| released=May 3, 2019
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| runtime=112 min.
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| studio=Chernin Entertainment
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| distributor=Fox Searchlight Pictures
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| released=[[3 May]] [[2019]] (UK)<br/>[[10 May]] [[2019]] (USA)
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| runtime=112 minutes
 
| country=USA
 
| country=USA
 
| language=English
 
| language=English
| budget= $20 million
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| budget=$20 million
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| gross=$9 million
 
| website=[http://www.foxsearchlight.com/tolkien/ Official website]
 
| website=[http://www.foxsearchlight.com/tolkien/ Official website]
 
| imdb_id=3361792
 
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'''Tolkien''' is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Dome Karukoski and written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford. It is about the early life of English professor J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as notable academic works. The film stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, and Derek Jacobi. It was released in the United Kingdom on May 3, 2019 and in the United States on May 10, 2019 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. This is the first film produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures after the Acquisition of it's parent 21st Century Fox by Disney on March 20, 2019. The film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $7 million worldwide on a $20 million budget, making it a box-office bomb.
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'''''Tolkien''''' is a [[2019]] biographical drama film depicted [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s early life in [[Birmingham]] and [[King Edward's School]], as an undergraduate at [[University of Oxford|Oxford]] and serving in the [[World War I|Great War]]. Directed by [[Dome Karukoski]], the film stars [[Nicholas Hoult]] as Tolkien, [[Lily Collins]] as [[Edith Bratt]], [[Colm Meaney]] as [[Francis Morgan|Father Francis Morgan]], and [[Derek Jacobi]] as Professor [[Joseph Wright]]. That was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in the United Kingdom on [[3 May]] 2019 and in the United States on [[10 May]] 2019. The film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $7 million worldwide on a $20 million budget.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=tolkien.htm|articlename=Tolkien (2019)|dated=June 14, 2019|website=[http://www.boxofficemojo.com Box Office Mojo]|accessed=}}</ref>
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==Synopsis==
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Beginning with the childhood of Tolkien in [[Sarehole Mill]], the film covers the early years of his life until the end of the [[Great War]].
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==Cast==
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{| class="TGtable sortable"
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|- bgcolor="# CCCCCC"
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! Actor !! Role
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|-
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| [[Nicholas Hoult]] || [[J. R. R. Tolkien]]
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|-
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| [[Lily Collins]] || [[Edith Bratt]]
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|-
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| [[Colm Meaney]] || [[Francis Morgan|Father Francis Morgan]]
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|-
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| [[Derek Jacobi]] || [[Joseph Wright|Prof. Joseph Wright]]
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|-
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| [[Anthony Boyle]] || [[Geoffrey Bache Smith]]
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|-
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| [[Patrick Gibson]] || [[Robert Gilson|Robert Q. Gilson]]
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|-
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| [[Tom Glynn-Carney]] || [[Christopher Wiseman]]
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|-
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| James MacCallum || [[Hilary Tolkien]]
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|-
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| Harry Gilby || young Tolkien
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|-
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| Mimi Keene || young Edith Bratt
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|-
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| Adam Bregman || young Geoffrey Smith
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|-
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| Albie Marber || young Robert Gilson
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|-
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| Ty Tennant || young Christopher Wiseman
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|-
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| Guillermo Bedward || young Hilary Tolkien
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|-
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| Pam Ferris || Mrs. Faulkner
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|-
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| Craig Roberts || Private Sam Hodges
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|-
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| Laura Donnelly || [[Mabel Tolkien]]
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|-
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| Genevieve O'Reilly || Mrs. Smith
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|-
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| Owen Teale || Headmaster Gilson
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|-
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| Tony Nash || Mackintosh
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|-
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| Sian Crisp || Waitress
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|}
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==Reception==
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Some weeks before its released, the [[Tolkien Estate]] "wished to make clear that they did not approve of, authorise or participate in the making of this film", and that "they do not endorse it or its content in any way".<ref>{{webcite|author=Alison Flood|articleurl=http://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/23/tolkien-estate-disavows-forthcoming-film-starring-nicholas-hoult|articlename=Tolkien estate disavows forthcoming film starring Nicholas Hoult|dated=23 April 2019|website=[http://www.theguardian.com The Guardian]|accessed=}}</ref>
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Tolkien
Tolkien (film) - poster.jpg
Poster
DirectorDome Karukoski
ProducersPeter Chernin
Jenno Topping
David Ready
Kris Thykier
StarringNicholas Hoult
Lily Collins
CinematographyLasse Frank
EditingHarri Ylönen
MusicThomas Newman
StudioChernin Entertainment
DistributorFox Searchlight Pictures
Released3 May 2019 (UK)
10 May 2019 (USA)
Runtime112 minutes
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Budget$20 million
Box office$9 million
WebsiteOfficial website
IMDbIMDb Profile

Tolkien is a 2019 biographical drama film depicted J.R.R. Tolkien's early life in Birmingham and King Edward's School, as an undergraduate at Oxford and serving in the Great War. Directed by Dome Karukoski, the film stars Nicholas Hoult as Tolkien, Lily Collins as Edith Bratt, Colm Meaney as Father Francis Morgan, and Derek Jacobi as Professor Joseph Wright. That was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in the United Kingdom on 3 May 2019 and in the United States on 10 May 2019. The film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $7 million worldwide on a $20 million budget.[1]

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[edit] Synopsis

Beginning with the childhood of Tolkien in Sarehole Mill, the film covers the early years of his life until the end of the Great War.

[edit] Cast

Actor Role
Nicholas Hoult J. R. R. Tolkien
Lily Collins Edith Bratt
Colm Meaney Father Francis Morgan
Derek Jacobi Prof. Joseph Wright
Anthony Boyle Geoffrey Bache Smith
Patrick Gibson Robert Q. Gilson
Tom Glynn-Carney Christopher Wiseman
James MacCallum Hilary Tolkien
Harry Gilby young Tolkien
Mimi Keene young Edith Bratt
Adam Bregman young Geoffrey Smith
Albie Marber young Robert Gilson
Ty Tennant young Christopher Wiseman
Guillermo Bedward young Hilary Tolkien
Pam Ferris Mrs. Faulkner
Craig Roberts Private Sam Hodges
Laura Donnelly Mabel Tolkien
Genevieve O'Reilly Mrs. Smith
Owen Teale Headmaster Gilson
Tony Nash Mackintosh
Sian Crisp Waitress

[edit] Reception

Some weeks before its released, the Tolkien Estate "wished to make clear that they did not approve of, authorise or participate in the making of this film", and that "they do not endorse it or its content in any way".[2]

References

  1. "Tolkien (2019)" dated 14 June 2019, Box Office Mojo (accessed 28 January 2022)
  2. Alison Flood, "Tolkien estate disavows forthcoming film starring Nicholas Hoult" dated 23 April 2019, The Guardian (accessed 28 January 2022)