Articles written by: Maria Messer

When Maria watched the Fellowship the very first time in cinemas, she fell hopelessly in love with Tolkien’s work. Up to the point where she lost herself in Middle Earth entirely.When not occupied with studying, she likes to draw, hoard books, travel around (if her bank account allows it), and pretending to be a hobbit that is attending Hogwarts in order to become a jedi knight.

Famous Tolkien Fans and Enthusiasts

Famous Tolkien Fans and Enthusiasts

Tolkien fans and enthusiasts are everywhere. I don’t know what about you, but whenever I stumble upon fellow Tolkien fans, I get excited and want to befriend them. Thanks to the internet, I can! Some […]

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Lord of the Rings location scout Dave Comer dies

Lord of the Rings location scout Dave Comer dies

The 58-year-old, who helped redefine New Zealand as Middle-earth, passed away on Christmas Day after suffering a rare form of cancer. With his love for photography and the Fiordland, he was instrumental in selecting some of the […]

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Happy Birthday, Bernard Hill!

Happy Birthday, Bernard Hill!

Best known among the Tolkien community for his portrayal of Théoden, King of Rohan in The Lord of the Rings, Bernhard Hill enjoyed a long and exciting career on screen and on stage. Today, Hill […]

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Why just watch ‘The Hobbit’ when you can live it?

Why just watch ‘The Hobbit’ when you can live it?

Bert Kreischer, thr host of Travel Channel’s Trip Flip, surprised two two J.R.R. Tolkien super fans with the ultimate Hobbit experience: A journey to New Zealand. On Sunday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, Travel Channel […]

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Stephen Colbert, the Dragon Whisperer

Stephen Colbert, the Dragon Whisperer

Now that The Colbert Report comes to an end, the host of the show Stephen Colbert has piled up an impressive guest list for his last shows. This week, Colbert talked to one of the […]

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LIVE Q&A session with Richard Armitage , December 9!

LIVE Q&A session with Richard Armitage , December 9!

After last week’s successful and highly humorous Q&A sessions with Luke Evans and Lee Pace, fans will have the chance for a Twitter Q&A with Richard Armitage! Richard Armitage’s Q&A will be on Tuesday, December […]

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There and Back Again: ‘The Hobbit’ Through the Years

There and Back Again: ‘The Hobbit’ Through the Years

Tomorrow is the day many of us anticipated, the World Premiere of Peter Jackson’s last instalment of The Hobbit. Will it be glorious? Will it make us all cry like there is no tomorrow? What […]

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Press Release: North Wales Hosts Unique Preview Screenings of The Battle of the Five Armies

Press Release: North Wales Hosts Unique Preview Screenings of The Battle of the Five Armies

WITH THE SUPPORT OF WARNER BROS PICTURES AND THE FILMMAKERS, ROYD TOLKIEN HOSTS A FUND -RAISING DAY IN AID OF CHARITIES. Clwyd Theatr Cymru has been chosen for special preview screenings on Sunday 7th December […]

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Warriors of the Westfold: Take the Hobbits to the Argonath

Warriors of the Westfold: Take the Hobbits to the Argonath

Alice I decided to do a suicide journey after Maria told me she made her way through Moria. Finding the right path isn’t an easy thing, even if you’re around level 50 (like I was), […]

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Catching up with Sean Bean

Catching up with Sean Bean

Best known as Boromir among many The Lord of the Rings fans, it has been a busy year for the English actor Sean Bean. However, his busy times are not over yet. Besides portraying an […]

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