Lily Collins Finds Love in J.R.R. Tolkien's Work

Matthew Schuchman May 17, 2019

Lily Collins dived into the life of Edith Tolkien, a young woman of artistic sensibilities who inspired J.R.R. Tolkien's writings.

When you think about The Lord of the Rings, or any of the novels and stories associated with it, you think of one person; J.R.R. Tolkien. The author of The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and the other countless stories of Middle-earth, it’s easy to imagine Tolkien putting pen to paper, or spending time with the Inklings, a group of young writers who included Tolkien and C.S. Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia), but one person you might not have heard of, is the love of Tolkien’s life, his wife Edith.

Portrayed by Lily Collins in the new biopic, Tolkien, audiences get the chance to see the woman who not only stole the heart of J.R.R. Tolkien but also helped nurture
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