Thanks to Peter Jackson, fans of J.R.R. Tolkien can travel to New Zealand to visit sets and locations from The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. But if one of those fans really wanted to learn about Tolkien himself, and see the actual location where Middle-earth was created, they can’t. But that might be changing.
Tolkien wrote most of those books during the 17 years he lived in Oxford, England, and his former home there is about to go up for sale. In response, stars of the films including Sir Ian McKellen, John Rhys-Davies, and Martin Freeman have teamed up to launch Project Northmoor. It’s a fundraising campaign aiming to buy the house located at 20 Northmoor Road and turn it into a full-on literary center and