JRR Tolkien

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Gandalf the red: confusing and cheap, but Soviet Lord of the Rings is curiously charming
Could this ramshackle 1991 Russian adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring be the best adaptation of Tolkien’s work?

Stuart Heritage

07, Apr, 2021 @8:50 AM

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Soviet TV version of Lord of the Rings rediscovered after 30 years
Russian-language film posted on YouTube delights fans with its rudimentary sets and ludicrous special effects

Andrew Roth in Moscow

05, Apr, 2021 @9:55 AM

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JRR Tolkien's own illustrations appear in Lord of the Rings for the first time
The author’s artwork is published alongside his text in new edition of the classic fantasy novel

Alison Flood

25, Mar, 2021 @12:32 PM

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Campaign to buy JRR Tolkien's Oxford home fails
The appeal, backed by Ian McKellen, to raise £4.5m to convert 20 Northmoor Road into a permanent Tolkien centre fell short of its target

Alison Flood

24, Mar, 2021 @12:36 PM

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Questions raised over charity seeking to buy JRR Tolkien's Oxford house
Project backed by Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman hopes to raise £4.5m for the purchase, but there are concerns about intentions of Christian groups involved

Alison Flood

08, Dec, 2020 @12:14 PM

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Campaign to buy JRR Tolkien's house backed by Lord of the Rings actors
Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman support £4.5m crowdfunding campaign to turn the Oxford home where Tolkien wrote his most famous books into a museum

Alison Flood

03, Dec, 2020 @12:36 PM

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Unseen JRR Tolkien essays on Middle-earth coming in 2021
The Nature of Middle-earth will cover topics including Elvish immortality, the geography of Gondor – and which races could grow beards

Alison Flood

19, Nov, 2020 @9:30 AM

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A guided walk of Tolkien's original Shire, in Birmingham
It’s there and back again for our writer, who takes in Hobbiton, the mill, the Old Forest and the author’s childhood home – all in the suburb of Sarehole

Richard Franks

13, Nov, 2020 @6:30 AM

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It’s time for fantasy fiction and role-playing games to shed their racist history
Representation of characters from ‘uncivilised’ worlds and a nostalgia for colonial cultures have been problematic from the start

Payal Dhar

03, Nov, 2020 @3:15 PM

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Experience: I found a fortune in a charity shop
I picked up a copy of The Hobbit for 50p and started reading it on the train to work. Then a colleague said it might be worth something

Andy Hewson

10, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 best-dressed characters in fiction | Amanda Craig
Authors from Charlotte Brontë to Suzanne Collins have imagined clothes for their characters that are almost as expressive as their wearers

Amanda Craig

01, Jul, 2020 @1:18 PM

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Lord of the Rings TV series issues New Zealand casting call for 'funky-looking' people
Talent agency job ad lists long skinny limbs, acne scars, facial lines, missing bones and large eyes as desirable features

Charlotte Graham-McLay in Wellington

24, Jun, 2020 @2:08 AM

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