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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 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Video Game) (characters) (announced)
 2012 Guardians of Middle-Earth (Video Game) (characters)
 2011 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (Video Game) (characters)
 2010 The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Video Game) (characters)
 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)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring (Video Game) (characters)
 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 (Video Game) (novel)
 2000 Jet Set Willy: Lord of the Rings (Video Game) (characters)
 1996 Kingdom O' Magic (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 The Lord of the Rings: Vol. II (Video Game) (characters)
 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)
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6 Print Biographies | 11 Articles | See more »

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5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. See more »

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While writing the Lord of the Rings, he originally intended for Aragorn to marry Éowyn, but later decided to have her marry Faramir and created the Arwen character for Aragorn. See more »

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Tweed jacket and pipe

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Capricorn

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