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Tom Shippey

Tom Shippey was born on September 9, 1943 as Thomas Alan Shippey. He is known for his work on Mastermind (1972), An Awfully Big Adventure (1998) and Page to Screen (2002). See full bio »


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The Lord of the Rings Miscellaneous Crew
Mastermind Miscellaneous Crew
An Awfully Big Adventure Himself - University of St. Louis
Page to Screen Himself


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  The Lord of the Rings (TV Series) (Tolkien scholar - 2 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (Tolkien scholar)
- Episode #1.2 ... (Tolkien scholar)
 1980 Mastermind (TV Series) (specialist question setter - 1 episode)
- 1980 Final (1980) ... (specialist question setter - as Prof. T.A. Shippey)
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Hide Hide Show Show Self (10 credits)
 2004 From Book to Script: Forging the Final Chapter (Video documentary short)
 2004 J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-Earth (Video documentary short)
Himself, author of 'J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century'
 2004 Weta Workshop (Video documentary)
Himself - Author
 2003 J.R.R. Tolkien: Origins of Middle-Earth (Video documentary short)
Himself - author of 'J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century'
 2002 J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-Earth (Video documentary short)
Himself - Author
 2002 Page to Screen (TV Series documentary)
- The Lord of the Rings ... Himself
 2001 National Geographic Explorer (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Tolkien Scholar
- Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings (2001) ... Himself - Tolkien Scholar (as Tom Shippey Ph.D.)
 1998 An Awfully Big Adventure (TV Series documentary)
Himself - University of St. Louis
- J.R.R. Tolkien (1998) ... Himself - University of St. Louis
 1996 J.R.R.T.: A Film Portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien (Video documentary)
Himself - Professor, University of Leeds
 1992 Tolkien Remembered (TV Short documentary)
Himself - Leeds University (as Prof. Tom Shippey)

Personal Details

Other Works:

The Road to Middle-earth. London: Allen & Unwin, 1982; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983. 2nd enlarged edition: London: Harper Collins, 1993. See more »

Alternate Names:

Tom Shippey Ph.D. | Prof. T.A. Shippey | Prof. Tom Shippey

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Professor at Saint Louis University in Missouri. He earned his M.A. from Cambridge University in 1968 and his Ph.D. from Cambridge in 1990. See more »

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