Click here to read about Sean Bean’s next series.
Click here to read about what new role Benedict Cumberbatch is about to play.
You can Click here to learn where Hugo Weaving will be this June.
Click here to learn more about Azog the Defiler and the actor that plays him.
For information about James Nesbitt’s next visit to New Zealand and the TV Travel show he is to host, click here.
In June Peter Jackson is planning on shooting more footage for the ‘Hobbit’ films. For more information click here, and for casting call info click here.
For a first look at what may be a statue of Smaug you just have to click here.
Click here for another view on whether Tolkien’s writing was influenced by his many visits to Ireland.
Emil Johansson of lotrproject.com has now added a ‘Periodic Table of Middle-earth’ to the site. Information on this new feature can be found here and you can click here to go to lotrproject.com and see all of their Middle-earth genealogical work.
This year we will once again see a huge Middle-earth scene constructed for the Lego Brickworld convention. Details on the scene can be found here.
The Popularity of J.R.R.Tolkien’s books and the film adaptations of them have lead many fans to find ways to create their own tributes. Click here for a brief look at some of these tributes.
Click here for Willie Nelson`s humorous Gandalf audition.
Click here for The Tolkien Library`s interview with Mark Atherton, author of `There and back Again, J.R.R. Tolkien and the Origins of The Hobbit
For the reported results for Time-Warner`s first Quarter, significantly helped by box office earnings from ‘The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey’, click here.
Martin Freeman was recently interviewed concerning season two of ‘Sherlock’. The interview can be found here. Information on Freeman’s upcoming nuptial can be found here.
Click here to find out who was selected by The Sun as the sexiest man of the year.
Click here for c/net’s interview with Richard Armitage.
Cornell University Press has just released ‘J. R. R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller’ Details can be found here. (CoE members can use the Promo Code CAU6 to get a 20% discount when purchasing the book)
Although fans are eager to see the sets where Peter Jackson did his filming, visitors to Watomo would be making a big mistake if they didn’t also visit the incredible scenery found underground in the area. For more info click here.
In the EMP museum’s ‘Fantasy’ exhibit’s center lies a treasure, borrowed from Marquette University: original manuscript pages from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” in which you can see the author’s handwritten revisions. Click here to read more about it.
The Australian singer known as Example was very particular about the design for his wedding cake. For the details click here.
Click here to hear the cast discussing the contrasts between ‘An Unexpected Journey’ and ‘The Desolation of Smaug’.
A majority ofMTV voters picked a Hobbit to win the hero category. Click here to read about it.
Click here to see 13 unusual ‘Hobbit’ holes built in various countries all over the world.
To be taken to the site promoting Stuart Anderson’s new book, ‘Lord Of The Ring Dings,’ click here.
A video has been posted online showing a man miming to a rendition of Les Misérables’ ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ sung inthe voice of a Lord of the Rings character. To watch the video just click here.
Click here for DIY’s recent interview with Andy Serkis.
Click here for Contact Music’s article about ‘The George Clooney of Dwarves’.
To read The Observer’s recent article about Peter Jackson click here.
Click here to read about the PJ endorsements from some of the actors that have played Dr. Who.
Does `The Hobbit`promote smoking? To read about one anti-smoking crusader’s opinions click here.
Click here to read about Viggo Mortensens interest in once again playing Aragorn
Click here to read about Luke Evans’ next role.
The Popularity of Peter jackson`s Films has lead many Schools to stage productions of ‘The Hobbit’. Read about one amazing group of students by clicking here.
To hear cast members discussing the lack of visibility of Smaug the dragon click here.
Is it possible that a cursed Roman Ring discovered in 1785 was the inspiration for ‘The One Ring’? Click here to read about the Vyne Ring and here to find out about the U.K.’s National Trust site where the Vyne Ring is on display.
To read Sir Ian McKellen’s answers to 5 questions posed to him by ‘Metro’ click here.
For information about New Zealand’s ‘Hobbiton Tours’ click here.
Click here to listen to some ‘Hobbit’ stars explain why PJ needed to make three films to tell the story.
For Peter Jackson’s explanation of what is causing Hollywood’s new F/X crisis click here.
Orlando Bloom is taking a surprising new role. You can read about it by clicking here.
For Digital Spy’s interview with Radagast actor Sylvester McCoy click here.
Daily Mail Online`s Barry Norman has released his list of the top ten epic films. Click here to see which of Peter Jackson`s `Tolkien`; movies made the list.
Sir Ian will be presiding at the wedding of his friend Patrick Stewart. Wizards can do that, you know. See more by clicking here.
Singer Ed Sheeran recently visited Peter Jackson. Click here to read about what he left with when the two exchanged gifts.
Although we often hear complaints about how few female characters can be found in Tolkien`s Middle-earth books, the author originally fielded complaints about the female characters he used. Click here to learn more about why the complaints were made, and to learn more about Tolkien`s use of female characters.
Click here for the first available pics of Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel. (Please note that many sites have removed similar pics by request and these may not be available for long)
For details about an infographic that summarizes the characteristics of many of the races found in ‘The Hobbit’, click here.
Warner Bros. has countered The Tolkien Estates copyright lawsuit by filing their own coutersuit. For two looks at the legal wranglings click here and here.
Peter Jackson is about to host a live sneak peak at `The Hobbit; The Desolaation of Smaug`, but there is a catch. To get the special code that will allow you to log in for the live event you must first purchase the Blu-Ray Combo Pack, Blu-Ray 3-D Combo Pack or 2-Disc DVD Special Edition of `The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey`. Further details can be found here.
Curious as the the actual value of Bag End as Real Estate? For a breakdown of Bag End’s listing price if it was located in Tolkien’s favorite county click here.
For Richard Armitage’s views on Peter Jackson and his role as Thorin in ‘The Hobbit’ click here.
To read about the current and projected Domestic and International sales totals for ‘The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey’ click here.
For information about Andy Serkis’ new ‘Imaginarium’ motion capture studio click here.
Click here to be reminded of J. R. R. Tolkien’s original cover designs for the Lord of The Rings trilogy.
Click here to check out LOTRPROJECT.com’s interactive analysis of Tolkien’s works.
Black Milk Clothing has come up with a line of print dresses with designs from the Lord of The Rings Movies. Check them out here.
In advance of The Oscars, WETA Digital has posted a new video demonstrating some of the effects used in The Hobbit; an Unexpected Journey’. The video can be viewed here.
Click here to read about a big winner on a ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship’ slot machine. Could this be one of the slot machines questioned in the Tolkien Estate’s lawsuit?
Now that the ombudsman has ordered the New Zealand Government to release documents detailing the many incentives given to induce the studios to film there, the studios are threatening that this will cause them to move future productions elsewhere. The details can be found here.
Click here for a writer’s description of her Hobbit site tour of New Zealand.