JRR Tolkien

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Hoard of the rings: ‘lost’ scripts for BBC Tolkien drama discovered
Original manuscripts show how author rewrote scenes for 1950s adaptation of his Middle-earth epic Lord of the Rings

Dalya Alberge

12, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Unseen JRR Tolkien paintings, photographs and video clips released
Estate of Lord of the Rings author also publishes unseen draft manuscripts and letters on its website

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

26, Feb, 2022 @7:01 AM

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Super Bowl 2022: the biggest new movie and TV trailers
From a first look at Jordan Peele’s mysterious new horror to a surprise Marvel cameo, the biggest ad night of the year provided some exciting new footage

Benjamin Lee

14, Feb, 2022 @3:04 PM

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‘Until now, audiences have only seen the story of the One Ring’: details announced for Lord of The Rings TV show
The most expensive show of all time reveals the title of a prequel that’s set to feature 20 different rings of power

Alexi Duggins

19, Jan, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Fellowship of the Ring at 20: the film that revitalised and ruined Hollywood
Peter Jackson’s first Lord of the Rings film was a stunning achievement but it introduced a new world of delayed and extended gratification

Guy Lodge

19, Dec, 2021 @6:27 AM

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Tolkien estate blocks ‘JRR Token’ cryptocurrency
The US investment product promising users ‘a journey through risk to reward’ has been ruled an infringement of trademark rights

Alison Flood

23, Nov, 2021 @2:33 PM

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From Paradise Lost to the Lord of the Rings: top 10 epics in fiction | Stephanie Sy-Quia
From classic tales such as Paradise Lost to ‘counter-epics’ by Anne Carson and Tim O’Brien, these stories lend real grandeur to their subjects

Stephanie Sy-Quia

10, Nov, 2021 @11:51 AM

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The 20-page rule: how much time should you give a devastatingly boring book?
Novelist Mark Billingham advises readers to angrily launch a book across the room after 20 non-gripping pages – but almost 40% of people will keep going right to the end

12, Oct, 2021 @1:36 PM

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Lord of the Rings actors praise Italian man who lives as a hobbit
Elijah Wood among stars to laud project of Nicolas Gentile to transform land into personal ‘shire’

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

14, Sep, 2021 @1:40 PM

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‘What is this if not magic?’ The Italian man living as a hobbit
After building his own version of Middle-earth, Nicolas Gentile has thrown a ‘ring’ into Mount Vesuvius

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

06, Sep, 2021 @2:48 PM

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Chris Riddell: ‘Maurice Sendak taught us playfulness could be profound’
The author-illustrator on being read Tolkien at school, the perfect picture book and struggling to crack The Da Vinci Code

Chris Riddell

27, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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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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