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Posted at 16:14 on 17 December 2014

American television programme, Saturday Night Live, has filmed a parody called “The Office: Middle-earth” starting Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. For those who haven’t seen the original UK version of The Office, Martin Freeman rose to prominance as the character Tim.

Posted at 18:24 on 8 November 2014

In an interview with 92Y for the release of The World of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin talks about The Silmarillion and how he compares as an author.

Posted at 15:23 on 4 November 2014

In a YouTube video, Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Richard Armitage (Thorin), Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Luke Evans (Bard) and Orlando Bloom (Legolas) have announced that the world première of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will take place at Leicester Square in London on Monday 1st December.

Posted at 18:00 on 24 September 2014

Today marks 100 years since Middle-earth first came into being. On 24 September 1914, Tolkien wrote the poem ‘The Voyage of Éarendel the Evening Star’. It was, as Christopher Tolkien described it, “the first of the mythology”.

Posted at 19:47 on 14 August 2014

16-year-old Hannah Barlow, from Logan in Ohio, has produced her own 12-minutes adaptation of “In the House of Tom Bombadil”, a chapter which is notoriously absent from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Posted at 17:41 on 16 December 2014

Stephen Colbert, American comedian and well-known Tolkien fan, “interviews” Smaug live on air. In the interview Smaug advocates a return to the gold standard, and admits not to having read the book or heard of Tolkien!

Posted at 18:00 on 6 November 2014

The final trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been released by Warner Bros.

Posted at 19:02 on 19 October 2014

The good people at The Brotherhood Workshop have once again created a one of their Lego stop-motion videos. The latest one condenses The Hobbit films into just 72 seconds.

Posted at 19:00 on 19 September 2014

We met up with John Garth, author of Tolkien and the Great War and the newly published Tolkien at Exeter College, at Oxonmoot to talk about his work and the upcoming centenary of Middle-earth next Wednesday.

Posted at 20:58 on 13 August 2014

The Brotherhood Workshop, a group of LEGO animators, are well-known to Tolkien fans for their parodies of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films. In the latest video, they very astutely answer the question “Why can’t the Eagles take them to Mordor?”.