Lord of the Rings

The Mind of the Religious Terrorist

Ian Linden | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Linden

Tolkien's Gollum would have been a prime target for a religious terrorist recruiter. He is obsessed by the loss of a sacred treasure that defines his identity, obsequious yet angry in its pursuit, reduced to a split personality that goes down dark holes, addicted to being manipulated.

After Harry Potter Success, We Could Soon See a Real Middle Earth

James Peckham | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Peckham

Following the success of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter it comes as no surprise that Warner Bros have broached the idea with the Tolkien family who own the rights to the beyond successful series of books.

The Hobbit - 'Unexpected' Sounds About Right

Tim Manton | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tim Manton

The Hobbit is something of a wonder. On one hand, it's an endearingly unique fantasy romp that will impress fans with it's choice of casting and win over the rest with a mix of charm and stunning visual pieces. On the other, not only is it around 170 minutes long, it's also a bit of a nightmare thinking how Jackson will top this with the next two installments.

Thanks to The Hobbit, I'm Officially a Proper Geek Again

Olivia Rudgard | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Rudgard

There's something about the scope of Tolkein's creation that completely captures the imagination. The allegories about the triumph of honour, courage and selflessness still ring true, when in other contemporary works they now feel flat and old-fashioned.

Caroline Frost

'Hobbit' Star Richard Armitage Reveals He Nearly Didn't Come Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Richard Armitage, star of Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit', confesses he fell so much in love with New Zealand during his time filming the epic, he nearly...

WATCH: 'Lord Of The Rings' - An Honest Trailer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Comedy

At last! The Honest Trailers team have bowed to public pressure and worked their magic on Peter Jackson's 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy. Their verdict? ...

WATCH: Gandalf Does Street Magic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Wondering what Gandalf's been up to in betweenmovies? Wonder no more! It turns out he's gone a bit 'David Blaine' and been trying out his street magic...

Sir Ian McKellen's Secret Battle With Prostate Cancer

WENN | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home

Sir Ian Mckellen has opened up about his secret prostate cancer fight. The Lord of the Rings legend has lived with the disease for the past "six or...

The Hobbit: 'Martin Freeman Warned Me It Wasn't Normal'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

"Martin Freeman used to sit and complain, 'I'm so hot. Can someone cool me down?' and all he had going on were his rubber feet. What about us with our...

You Too Shall Pass

PA | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Ulster. Sir Ian, whose depiction of Gandalf in the ...

Michael Rundle

Lego Lord Of The Rings: One Brick To Rule Them All

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Tech

Lego is all about scale -- but that doesn't just mean making things smaller. The trick with Lego - what makes it such an enduring and hypnotic toy, fo...

Will 'Mount Doom' In New Zealand Blow?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

A volcano that featured as Mount Doom in Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy could erupt soon, say experts. Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand is al...

Sean Connery Turned Down $10m Role Of Gandalf

WENN | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf in hit movie franchise 'Lord Of The Rings' because he didn't understand the part. Despite being offere...

How To Tweet Like A Hobbit

Posted 25.12.2012 | Home

Noble Smith is author of the forthcoming book The Wisdom of the Shire from Hodder & Stoughton, available in hardcover and ebook and translated into se...

Empire Release Exclusive Hobbit Covers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

With the release of the highly anticipated 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' getting ever closer, Empire have released five world exclusive covers f...

Andy Serkis' Directorial Debut

WENN | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

'Lord of the Rings' actor, Andy Serkis, is set to make his directorial debut with a big screen adaption of George Orwell's classic novel, 'Animal Farm...

WATCH: Gandalf Nods His Head To Europop

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Sometimes, you can discern all you need to know about the human race simply by seeing what's trending on YouTube. And today? The video everyone's g...

WATCH: Andy Serkis Reads 'The Hobbit' As Gollum

WENN | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Actor Andy Serkis thrilled Lord Of The Rings fans in London on Saturday by reading extracts of The Hobbit in character to celebrate the 75th anniversa...

Lord Of The Rings Mastermind To Direct Dr Who Down Under? It COULD Happen...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

It's a geek's dream combination that might just come true. Doctor Who actor Matt Smith has revealed his desire to film an episode of the much-love...

Is It Okay To Find Sean Bean Sexy, Now He's Worn A Dress?

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sean Bean was on stunning form as Tracie, the trannie with a big heart and an even bigger wig, in Jimmy McGovern's The Accused. PICTURES: Watch Se...

From Paper to Screen - the Story of the Adapted Screenplay

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

What if the Lord of the Rings was never made into a trilogy? What if the Harry Potter series never saw a screen audience? If you are one of the many who consider these movies milestones in filmmaking, then you might also agree that these were great books too.

Second New Zealand Volcano 'Burps' Days After Eruption Of Mount Tongariro (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

A second volcano in New Zealand has experienced a small eruption just days after Mount Tongariro burst into life for the first time in more than a cen...

Elijah Wood's Not-So-Cunning Disguise From Fans

WENN | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Actor Elijah Wood attempted to avoid crowds of fans at Comic-Con in San Diego, California last weekend by walking around the sci-fi convention wearing...

Peter Jackson Hints At Third 'Hobbit' Film

PA | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Peter Jackson has fuelled rumours he will make a third Hobbit film. The director had planned to release his adaptation of JRR Tolkien's book as two...

The Eye Of Sauron? Photos Captures Sun Looking Like Lord Of The Rings Baddie

Caters | Stephen Johns | Posted 11.09.2012 | Home

This incredible image of the sun looks like a scene from Lord Of The Rings. The rays of light and clouds at the right height have combined to give...