Tolkien (2019)

A Life of Love, Courage & Fellowship.

  • Genre: War, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2019-05-03
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 1275 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 Morgan
  • Derek Jacobi

    as Professor Joseph Wright
  • Harry Gilby

    as Young J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Mimi Keene

    as Young Edith Bratt
  • Anthony Boyle

    as Geoffrey Bache Smith
  • Adam Bregman

    as Young Geoffrey Bache Smith
  • Patrick Gibson

    as Robert Q. Gilson
  • Albie Marber

    as Young Robert Q. Gilson
  • Tom Glynn-Carney

    as Christopher Wiseman
  • Ty Tennant

    as Young Christopher Wiseman
  • Craig Roberts

    as Private Sam Hodges
  • Pam Ferris

    as Mrs. Faulkner
  • James MacCallum

    as Hilary Tolkien
  • Guillermo Bedward

    as Young Hilary Tolkien
  • Laura Donnelly

    as Mabel Tolkien
  • Genevieve O'Reilly

    as Mrs. Smith
  • Owen Teale

    as Headmaster Gilson
  • Al Bollands

    as First Soldier
  • Kallum Tolkien

    as Second Soldier
  • Nia Gwynne

    as Bronwen
  • Adrian Schiller

    as English Master
  • Toby Nash

    as Mackintosh
  • Michael Bryceson

    as Goodson-Thomas
  • Andrew Bissell

    as Rugby Coach
  • Sian Crisp

    as Waitress
  • Antony Raymond Barlow

    as Maître d'
  • 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 Thomas Newman Conductor
Editing Chris Gill Additional Editor
Sound Bill Bernstein Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Lynn Scott Assistant Costume Designer
Sound Martin Cantwell Sound Designer
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer
Production Jenno Topping Producer
Sound J.A.C. Redford Orchestrator
Lighting Julian White Chief Lighting Technician
Writing David Gleeson Screenplay
Directing Dome Karukoski Director
Writing Stephen Beresford Screenplay
Production Peter Chernin Producer
Camera Karsten Jacobsen Steadicam Operator
Camera Karsten Jacobsen "A" Camera Operator
Production Kris Thykier Producer
Production Sarada McDermott Co-Producer
Editing Harri Ylönen Editor
Production David Ready Producer
Crew David Garrick Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Colleen Kelsall Costume Designer
Camera Stephan Pehrsson Second Unit Director of Photography
Crew Evangelos Grecos Stunts
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 Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Nadia Stacey Makeup Designer
Crew Julia Jones Unit Publicist
Sound Danny Sheehan Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Paul Carter Sound Designer
Directing San Davey Script Supervisor
Camera Adam Conlon First Assistant "A" Camera
Art Mark Nuttall Storyboard Artist
Production Kate Ringsell Casting
Costume & Make-Up Laura Bailey Key Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Bettina Seifert Costume Supervisor
Visual Effects Rupert Davies Visual Effects Supervisor
Editing Heidi Freeman First Assistant Editor
Directing Antti Lahtinen First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Gerda Lauciute Hair Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Gerda Lauciute Makeup Supervisor
Art Grant Montgomery Production Design
Crew Sarah Franzl Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Anna Morena Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Anna Morena Key Makeup Artist
Visual Effects Danny Hargreaves Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Sarah Bridge Music Supervisor
Directing Thomas Bassett Third Assistant Director
Camera Josh Close Key Grip
Directing Maria Reinup Second Unit Director
Crew Kye Mckee Stunts
Editing Chris Crookall First Assistant Editor
Crew Theo Morton Stunts
Sound Lee James First Assistant Sound Editor
Production Dan Finlay Co-Producer
Crew Louise Seymour Post Production Supervisor
Sound Rob Prynne Sound Designer
Costume & Make-Up Julie McCausland Seamstress
Crew Cristian Knight Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Isabella Artitzone Assistant Costume Designer
Camera Matt Wright Second Assistant "A" Camera
Production Robert Platt-Higgins Post Production Coordinator
Sound Martin Beresford Sound Mixer
Sound Martin Beresford Production Sound Mixer
Directing Camilla Southwell Crowd Assistant Director
Production Nancy Bray Unit Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Diana Wyand Costume Supervisor
Art Jonathan Millward Storyboard Artist
Production Karen Margaux Walker Payroll Accountant
Production El West Assistant Accountant
Crew Chey Anich Stunt Double
Crew Hugh O'Shea Dialogue Coach
Production Jannika Öberg Production Coordinator
Production Becky Scurrah Assistant Accountant
Production Mackenzie Crossland Location Assistant
Production Kerri Burbidge Location Coordinator
Art James Baylan Property Master
Camera Juliana Malucelli Still Photographer
Directing Gemma Nunn Second Assistant Director
Art Paul Cowell Art Direction
Crew Adam Smith Stunts
Directing Toni Staples Second Unit First Assistant Director
Production Lyndsey Haluszczak Assistant Production Coordinator
Art Ben Clements Assistant Art Director
Art Kerry-Ellen Maxwell Standby Art Director
Art Clare Griffiths Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up April Church Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Niall Monteith-Mann Makeup & Hair
Lighting Alan Millar Best Boy Electric
Costume & Make-Up Dani Haigh Makeup & Hair
Camera James Hogarth Digital Imaging Technician
Crew Ricardo Cruz Jr. Stunts
Art Emma Dorward Assistant Art Director
Directing Danielle Blaise Taylor Third Assistant Director
Camera Kerry Arthur First Assistant "B" Camera
Camera Ben Taylor Second Assistant "B" Camera
Camera Josh Tilley Camera Trainee
Editing Abi Wright Assistant Editor
Lighting Vinny Cowper Electrician
Lighting Max Elliot Lovell Electrician
Lighting Michael John McHugh Rigging Gaffer
Camera Guy Elliot Smith Grip
Costume & Make-Up Tracey Cliffe Truck Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Catherine Hibbert Key Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Dennis Bach Jensen Tailor
Production Mandy Sharpe Location Manager
Production Danny Newton Assistant Location Manager
Production Laura Trigg Production Secretary
Production Rebecca Norbury Production Runner
Production Ben Arslanian Production Accountant
Production Claudia Blunt Casting Associate