Tolkien the movie explores the young adult years of the author Tolkien. Tolkien was an orphan and an outcast. He finds friendship, love and inspiration among a group of friends at school. The talented cast includes: Lily Collins as Edith Bratt, Nicholas Hoult as J.R.R. Tolkien, Genevieve O'reilly as Untitled, Pam Ferris as Mrs. Faulkner, Mimi Keene as Young Edith, Colm Meaney as Father Francis Morgan, Derek Jacobi as Untitled, Craig Roberts as Sam, Patrick Gibson as R.Q. Gilson, Laura Donnelly as Untitled, Anthony Boyle as G.B. Smith, Tom Glynn-carney as Christopher Wiseman, Harry Gilby as Young J.R.R Tolkien, Ty Tennant as Young Christopher Wiseman and Guillermo Bedward as Hilary Tolkien (young).