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  • Director:  Dome Karukoski
  • DOP: Lasse Frank Johannessen
  • Studio Searchlight Pictures
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Drama
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Distribution: Searchlight Pictures

Goldcrest’s Involvement

Tolkien explores the formative years of the renowned author's life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school.

Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien's tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels. All images are courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Studios


Cast and Crew


  • Sarada Mcdermott
  • Peter Chernin
  • David Ready
  • Kris Thykier
  • Jenno Topping


  • David Gleeson
  • Stephen Beresford


  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Lily Collins
  • Colm Meaney
  • Craig Roberts
  • Anthony Boyle
  • Patrick Gibson
  • Tom Glynn-Carney
  • Laura Donnelly
  • Pam Ferris
  • Derek Jacobi

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