ARTICLES RELATING TO JRR TOLKIEN

A movie about JRR Tolkien's life in the works

2013-11-22 18:00

A biopic about Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author JRR Tolkien is in the works. The film will chronicle the events that led to him writing the hit fantasy books.

NZ must probe Hobbit abuse - PETA

2012-11-27 10:13

The animal rights group PETA has called on New Zealand's government to probe what it said was the death of horses, chickens and other animal extras on the set of The Hobbit movies.

The Hobbit trailer whets appetites

2011-12-22 12:46

Watch the debut trailer for Peter Jackson's long-awaited prequel The Hobbit - starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins.

Freeman gets lead in The Hobbit

2010-10-22 13:21

Director Peter Jackson has said the British actor was always his first choice to play Bilbo Baggins.

 

Martin Freeman wasn't a Hobbit fan

2012-12-10 19:52

The Hobbit star Martin Freeman has confessed he had never read JRR Tolkien's epic fantasy novel before accepting the role of Bilbo Baggins.

Tolkien heirs sue over merchandising

2012-11-21 08:39

The heirs of late author JRR Tolkien are suing the producers of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies over alleged exploitative merchandising.

New Hobbit illustrations to see the light

2011-10-31 12:04

Original drawings made by author JRR Tolkien for The Hobbit are to be released for the first time to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the book’s publication.

Tolkien estate settles lawsuit

2009-09-09 10:30

The heirs of JRR Tolkien and a movie studio that produced the blockbuster Lord of the Rings trilogy have settled a lawsuit over the movies' profits.

 
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