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A Q&A with Royd Tolkien

November 21, 2012 at 4:47 am by linuxelf  - 

Royd Tolkien in Return of the King

Royd Tolkien in Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien’s great-grandson Royd Tolkien has developed a long-standing relationship with the team behind Middle Earth’s big-screen adaptations, and even appeared as a Gondorian ranger in the third film The Return of the King.

Digital Spy sat down with Royd to get the Tolkien family perspective on Jackson’s adaptations, and discuss the time he spent in New Zealand bonding with the Lord of the Rings cast and crew.

When did you first get wind of Lord of the Rings being adapted as a live-action film? It was a very long development process…

“It was years before they filmed. I’d known Peter Jackson because I’d been a fan of his from Bad Taste and Braindead, from when I was younger. But I really had no involvement in the films at that stage – my first connection with them was at the first premiere in London, for The Fellowship [of the Ring]. That’s where I met Peter and other people from New Line.”

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Posted in Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Tolkien on November 21, 2012 by Source: digital spy
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2 responses to “A Q&A with Royd Tolkien”

  1. Tina says:

    Technical issue: Lately on mobile version the content is shown in a tiny bar on the left, due to the Jewelry banner messing up the layout. I took a screenshot.

  2. L.J. Kiosq says:

    Notice Royd’s words that books and films are separate mediums. I have to really take that to heart. When I go in to watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I need to go in without any preconceived thoughts or expectations.

    I hope hard-core fans will be able to do the same.

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