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J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973)

English writer, scholar and philologist, Tolkien's father was a bank manager in South Africa. When his father died in 1896 his mother took him and his younger brother to his father's native village of Sarehole, near Birmingham, England. The landscapes and Nordic mythology of the Midlands may have been the source for Tolkien's fertile imagination to... See full bio »

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 2014 The Hobbit: The Swedolation of Smaug (characters - as Tolkien)
 2014 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Video Game) (characters)
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (novel "The Hobbit")
 2012 Guardians of Middle-Earth (Video Game) (characters)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (novel "The Hobbit")
 2011 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (Video Game) (characters)
 2010 Making of Hunt for Gollum (Documentary) (novel)
 2010 The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Video Game) (characters)
 2009 Born of Hope (inspired by the writings of)
 2009 The Hunt for Gollum (Short) (novel "The Lord of the Rings")
 2009 The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (Video Game) (characters)
 2007 The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (Video Game) (original story)
 2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth (Video Game) (characters)
 2004 Mr. Bliss (Short) (story)
 2003 Secrets of Middle-Earth: Inside Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' (Video) (book "The Hobbit")
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring (Video Game) (characters)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (novel "The Return of the King")
 2003 The Hobbit (Video Game) (characters)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Video Game) (novel)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (novel "The Two Towers")
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Video Game) (novel)
 2001 National Geographic Explorer (TV Series documentary) (characters - 1 episode)
- Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings (2001) ... (characters)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (novel "The Fellowship of the Ring")
 2001 A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' (TV Movie documentary) (books)
 2001 Quest for the Ring (TV Movie documentary short) (books)
 2000 Jet Set Willy: Lord of the Rings (Video Game) (characters)
 1998 An Awfully Big Adventure (TV Series documentary) (books - 1 episode)
- J.R.R. Tolkien (1998) ... (books)
 1996 J.R.R.T.: A Film Portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien (Video documentary) (books)
 1996 Kingdom O' Magic (Video Game) (characters)
 1993 Hobitit (TV Mini-Series) (novels "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit")
 1992 The Lord of the Rings: Vol. II (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 Tolkien Remembered (TV Movie documentary short) (books)
 1990 Lord of the Rings (Video Game) (novel)
 1990 Riders of Rohan (Video Game) (characters)
 1990 The Lord of the Rings: Vol. I (Video Game) (characters)
 1989 The Crack of Doom (Video Game) (characters)
 1988 Fuddo and Slam (Video Game) (characters)
 1988 The Bridge of Catzad-Dum (Video Game) (novel "The Fellowship of the Ring")
 1988 The Shadows of Mordor (Video Game) (characters)
 1988 War in Middle Earth (Video Game) (characters)
 1987 Bulbo and the Lizard King (Video Game) (novel "The Fellowship of the Ring")
 1986 An Everyday Tale of a Seeker of Gold (Video Game) (novel "The Hobbit")
 1986 The Boggit: Bored Too (Video Game) (characters)
 1985 Bored of the Rings (Video Game) (novel "The Lord of the Rings")
 1985 Lord of the Rings: Game One (Video Game) (novel)
 1984 Der kleine Hobbit (Video Game) (characters)
 1984 Dungeon Adventure (Video Game) (characters)
 1983 Adventure Quest (Video Game) (characters)
 1983 Jewels of Darkness (Video Game) (characters)
 1982 Moria (Video Game) (characters)
 1982 Shadowfax (Video Game) (characters)
 1982 The Hobbit Software Adventure (Video Game) (novel)
 1980 The Return of the King (TV Movie) (novel)
 1979 Jackanory (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Hobbit (1979) ... (novel)
 1978 The Lord of the Rings (novels "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers")
 1977 The Hobbit (TV Movie) (novel)
 1966 The Hobbit (Short) (book)
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(novel) "The Hobbit: or There and Back Again". London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 11 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Tolkien

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

'The Lord of the Rings' is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision. That is why I have not put in, or have cut out practically all references to anything like 'religion,' to cults or practices, in the imaginary world. For the religious element is absorbed into the story and symbolism. See more »

Trivia:

The British progressive rock band Barclay James Harvest, popular in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s, recorded a single record under the pseudonymous name of 'Bombadil' in 1972, and a song under their own name of BJH, titled 'Galadriel' on their second album 'Once Again' (1971). They found much inspiration from Tolkien's writings, having come from the Saddleworth country in northern England. See more »

Trademark:

Tweed jacket and pipe

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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