J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is the latest public figure to be the subject of a biopic, this one starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins. The film tells the story of the early life of the author and the lives and loves which inspired him to dream up Middle Earth, Hobbits and so much more. The film had its UK premiere at the Curzon Mayfair this evening, attended by Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Genevieve O’Reilly, Ty Tennant, Adam Bregman, Harry Gilby, Mimi Keene, director Dome Karukoski and producers Kris Thykier, David Ready and Dan Finlay.
Colin Hart and Scott Davis were on the red carpet and conducted these interviews.
The film arrives in cinemas on the 10th of May, 2019.
Tolkien Premiere Interviews
Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.