Tolkien is a 2019 biographical drama film about the early life of English professor J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as notable academic works. The film stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, and Derek Jacobi.
The film explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow creatives at school, who swear to each other to change the world through the power of art. The film reveals the roots of the fellowships represented in Tolkien's books and how the horrors of the Battle of the Somme affected his writing.
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