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Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien (born 1959) is a British barrister and novelist. He is the grandson of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the eldest son of Christopher Tolkien. He was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford and then Downside School. He studied modern history at Trinity College, Oxford.

Since 1994, he has been a barrister in London, where he lives with his wife and their two children. His first novel, The Stepmother[1] (published as Final Witness in the United States [2]), was published in 2002.

When Christopher Tolkien issued a statement that the "Tolkien estate would be best advised to avoid any specific association with the films",[3] Simon Tolkien broke with the estate and offered to cooperate with the filmmakers, stating "It was my view that we take a much more positive line on the film and that was overruled by my father."[4] He was later removed as an estate trustee in retaliation by his father.[5]


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