Tolkien (2019)

A Life of Love, Courage & Fellowship.

  • Genre: Drama, History, War, Romance
  • Release Date: 2019-05-03
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 656 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Dome Karukoski
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England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.

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  • Nicholas Hoult

    as J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Lily Collins

    as Edith Bratt
  • Colm Meaney

    as Father Francis
  • Anthony Boyle

    as Geoffrey Smith
  • Patrick Gibson

    as Robert Gilson
  • Tom Glynn-Carney

    as Christopher Wiseman
  • Craig Roberts

    as Private Sam Hodges
  • Derek Jacobi

    as Professor Wright
  • Harry Gilby

    as J.R.R. Tolkien (Young)
  • Adam Bregman

    as Geoffrey Smith (Young)
  • Albie Marber

    as Robert Gilson (Young)
  • Ty Tennant

    as Christopher Wiseman (Young)
  • Laura Donnelly

    as Mabel Tolkien
  • Genevieve O'Reilly

    as Mrs. Smith
  • Pam Ferris

    as Mrs. Faulkner
  • Al Bollands

    as First Soldier
  • Kallum Tolkien

    as Second Soldier
  • Guillermo Bedward

    as Hilary Tolkien (Young)
  • Nia Gwynne

    as Bronwen
  • Adrian Schiller

    as English Master
  • Toby Nash

    as Mackintosh
  • Michael Bryceson

    as Goodson-Thomas
  • Andrew Bissell

    as Rugby Coach
  • Owen Teale

    as Headmaster Gilson
  • Mimi Keene

    as Edith Bratt (Young)
  • Sian Crisp

    as Waitress
  • Antony Raymond Barlow

    as Maître d'
  • James MacCallum

    as Hilary Tolkien
  • David Puckridge

    as Box Office Man
  • David Bromley

    as Schoolmaster
  • Lara Maguire

    as Rose
  • Holly Dempster

    as Beryl
  • Jane Dixon-Rowland

    as Mary
  • David Birkbeck

    as Porter
  • Colin Macdonald Burnie

    as Professor #1
  • Andy Orchard

    as Professor #2
  • Frank Kerr

    as Drunken Student
  • Rob Rhys Bond

    as Photographer
  • Joel Phillimore

    as Lieutenant
  • John Bradfield

    as Student
  • Mia Woods

    as Priscilla Tolkien (Child)
  • Sienna Woods

    as Priscilla Tolkien (Child)
  • Paul Gurcel Escudero

    as Michael Tolkien (Child)
  • Harry Webster

    as John Tolkien Jnr. (Child)
  • Jack Riley

    as Christopher Tolkien (Child)
Sound Thomas Newman Original Music Composer
Sound Martin Cantwell Sound Designer
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer
Production Jenno Topping Producer
Writing David Gleeson Screenplay
Directing Dome Karukoski Director
Writing Stephen Beresford Screenplay
Production Peter Chernin Producer
Production Kris Thykier Producer
Production Sarada McDermott Co-Producer
Editing Harri Ylönen Editor
Production David Ready Producer
Costume & Make-Up Colleen Kelsall Costume Designer
Camera Stephan Pehrsson Second Unit Director of Photography
Art Pilar Foy Supervising Art Director
Sound Matthew Collinge Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Matthew Collinge Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Paul Cotterell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Stuart Renfrew First Assistant Director
Camera Lasse Frank Johannessen Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Nadia Stacey Makeup & Hair
Sound Danny Sheehan Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Paul Carter Sound Designer
Directing San Davey Script Supervisor
Production Kate Ringsell Casting
Visual Effects Rupert Davies Visual Effects Supervisor
Directing Antti Lahtinen First Assistant Director
Art Grant Montgomery Production Design
Crew Sarah Franzl Stunt Coordinator
Visual Effects Danny Hargreaves Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Sarah Bridge Music Supervisor
Directing Maria Reinup Second Unit Director
Production Dan Finlay Co-Producer
Sound Rob Prynne Sound Designer
Sound Martin Beresford Sound Mixer
Production Nancy Bray Unit Production Manager
Production Jannika Öberg Production Coordinator
Directing Gemma Nunn Second Assistant Director
Art Paul Cowell Art Direction