Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Tolkein's son denies dissing the Rings
Updated 07 December 2001, 17.32

The son of Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien denies reports that he slammed the first Lord of the Rings movie.

Christopher Tolkien doesn't own the rights to the books because his father sold them in 1969 for just 10,000.

That means he and the rest of the family didn't have any say in how the films were made.

'Family rows'

Reports had suggested he didn't like the first of the trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, at all, and had even rowed with his family about it.

The three films were made as one big project, costing more than 200m.

They'll be released one by one till 2003.

They're expected to be huge hits and could even rival Harry Potter's success.

But Christopher says while he might think the books aren't the right thing to be made into films, he never said he disapproved of them.

The Fellowship of the Ring goes on general release on 19 December.

Watch/ListenBORDER=0
Hear StoryHear Story
BORDER=0

More InfoBORDER=0
ChatNEW! Lord of the Rings messageboard
ChatMerry answered your questions
WinWin Lord of the Rings stuff
QuizQuiz yourself on the Rings

BORDER=0

Past StoriesBORDER=0
Hobbiton comes to life in New Zealand
Lord of the Rings tickets sell for 4,000
Rings film warning for under-eights
Lord of the Rings gets 'PG' rating
Merry in Lord of the Rings

BORDER=0

Web Links
BORDER=0
Lord of the Rings
Note: You will leave CBBC. We are not responsible for other websites.

BORDER=0


 


E-mail this page to a friend



Full TV/Film Section
Also in TV Film now:
Incredible opening for Pixar film
New look for Newsround website
Brosnan 'gutted' not to be Bond
Bollywood caption competition on Blue Peter Blue Peter Bollywood caption comp!
Tabby Check out pics of the X Factor finalists
Girls' Zone Girls only for the message boards
Review goodies Win the goodies we reviewed in September
Jamelia Check out our cool REVIEW section
Solve your parent problems on TV!
Kylie Catch up on the latest Celeb Gossip!
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club