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The Most Reluctant Convert The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis

15 Feb, 2021 (edited)
2021-2-15 2:56:20 PM UTC

Now Stone has returned to Lewis with a new drama called The Most Reluctant Convert. Set before the 1950 publication of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first of The Chronicles of Narnia series, the film focuses on the turmoil of Lewis’s emotional and intellectual journey from atheism to Christianity.

Tom Glenister,, plays J.R.R. Tolkien in the film. ... MP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

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8 Sep, 2021
2021-9-8 6:49:13 PM UTC
Comes out on November 3rd in the USA.

An elder C.S. Lewis looks back on his remarkable journey from hard-boiled atheist to the most renowned Christian writer of the past century.

The film features award-winning actor Max McLean as the older Lewis and Nicholas Ralph – breakout star of PBS Masterpiece’s All Creatures Great and Small – as young Lewis. Beautifully filmed in and around Oxford, this engaging biopic follows the creator of The Chronicles of Narnia from the tragic death of his mother when he was just nine years old, through his strained relationship with his father, to the nightmare of the trenches of World War I to Oxford University, where friends like J.R.R. Tolkien challenge his unbelief.

Written for the screen and directed by two-time Emmy and BAFTA winner Norman Stone (BBC’s Shadowlands), The Most Reluctant Convert brings to life the spiritual evolution of one the 20th century’s sharpest minds and keenest wits.

The film is produced by Fellowship for Performing Arts in association with 1A Productions and distributed by Trafalgar Releasing.

9 Sep, 2021
2021-9-9 5:50:49 AM UTC
A Hollywood-esque trailer like this doesn't necessarily mean the film will be awful, but it's not a good sign
14 Sep, 2021
2021-9-14 4:38:54 PM UTC
Olwe posted this on Twitter, Tolkien in the grey flannels and Lewis in the brown.

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17 Oct, 2021 (edited)
2021-10-17 10:57:06 AM UTC
Looks like the stage play is available on the internet to stream for free, not sure what geo-restrictions exist but I can watch it from the UK after registering on the site. ... EaL9n7PwbGAgaXxHbuHQ9iy8Q
3 Nov, 2021
2021-11-3 9:23:52 AM UTC
Seems to be shown on a limited number of locations in the UK on Sunday 7th November only. ... -conversion-of-c-s-lewis/
3 Nov, 2021
2021-11-3 5:50:21 PM UTC

Trotter wrote:

Seems to be shown on a limited number of locations in the UK on Sunday 7th November only. ... -conversion-of-c-s-lewis/

I have inquired whether they have any plans of getting beyond the US - and the limited UK release - and they told me they'd be delighted to do so; however, film distribution realities will make this next to impossible, I would assume. I haven't heard anything about future releases anywhere else so far.
1 Jun, 2022
2022-6-1 6:58:30 PM UTC
Finally got round to watching this, I liked it and if you get a chance to see it then I recommend it.

Tolkien is in it for about 5 minutes in total, and they sensibly make no effort to make the actor look or sound like the Professor.

The two scenes with Tolkien are on Addison's Walk and in Lewis college rooms.

This is the actor playing Tolkien.

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