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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. Shortly before his father died (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 ... See full bio »

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  The Lord of the Rings (TV Series) (based on the novel by) (announced)
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game) (novels "The Lord of the Rings" - uncredited)
 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (novel "The Hobbit")
 2014 The Hobbit: The Swedolation of Smaug (characters - as Tolkien)
 2014 Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 2014 The Lego Movie (character: Gandalf - uncredited)
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (novel "The Hobbit")
 2013 Golden Moustache (TV Series short) (character - 1 episode)
- Bilbo Le Hobbit: Director's Cut (2013) ... (character)
 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 (Video Game) (original story)
 2005 The Lord of the Rings: Sons of Elrond (Video short) (books)
 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: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings' (TV Movie documentary) (books)
 2001 Quest for the Ring (TV Short documentary) (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" - 9 episodes)
- Vapautus (1993) ... (novels "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit")
- Tuomiovuori (1993) ... (novels "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit")
- Mordor (1993) ... (novels "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit")
- Lorien (1993) ... (novels "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit")
- Konkari (1993) ... (novels "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit")
 1992 The Lord of the Rings: Vol. II (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 Tolkien Remembered (TV Short documentary) (books)
 1991 Riders of Rohan (Video Game) (characters)
 1990 Lord of the Rings (Video Game) (novel)
 1990 The Lord of the Rings: Vol. I (Video Game) (characters)
 1989 The Crack of Doom (Video Game) (characters)
 1988 The Shadows of Mordor (Video Game) (characters)
 1988 War in Middle Earth (Video Game) (characters)
 1986 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) (novels "The Hobbit" and "The Return of the King")
 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)
 1968 Release (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1966 The Hobbit (Short) (book)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(book) The Silmarillion 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 Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects the generally small reach of their imagination. See more »

Trivia:

He based many of the locations in the "Lord of The Rings" on areas around Birmingham during his childhood. For instance, the structure of Isengard was based on the University of Birmingham, the two towers were based on Edgbaston Waterworks tower and Perrott's Folly, and the Shire was inspired by Sarehole, a small hamlet just outside of Birmingham. See more »

Trademark:

Tweed jacket and pipe

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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