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Gollum Actor Andy Serkis Will Perform A Non-Stop Reading Of ‘The Hobbit’ For Charity

By Jack Saddler

Gollum Actor Andy Serkis Will Perform A Non-Stop Reading Of ‘The Hobbit’ For Charity

This is a precious task if there ever was one.

Andy Serkis—who we all know for his role as Gollum—will carry out a non-stop reading of The Hobbit for charity. [Featured Image: Andy Serkis, Instagram]

The Lord of the Rings star, 56, will read The Hobbit cover-to-cover with no breaks. All proceeds raised will go to NHS Charities Together and Best Beginnings.

“So many of us are struggling in isolation during the lockdown,” said Andy Serkis. “While times are tough, I want to take you on one of the greatest fantasy adventures ever written, a 12-hour armchair marathon across Middle Earth whilst raising money for two amazing charities which are doing extraordinary work right now to help those most in need.”

Andy Serkis is encouraging people to donate via the event’s GoFundMe page. His marathon reading is scheduled to take place on Friday (May 8) at 10am. JRR Tolkien’s fantastical 1937 tale will take Serkis an estimated 10-12 hours to get through.

Best Beginnings is a family-centered UK-based charity. They strive to ensure equality for childcare, pregnant mothers and providing young-children with the best start in life. Andy Serkis has been an ambassador for over six-years.

NHS Charities Together has unified health-service charities for the common goal of fighting COVID-19.

So far, Andy Serkis has raised £18,000 towards his goal of £100,000. You can donate to his GoFundMe page here.

See also: Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne, David Beckham and more will be reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in its entirety.