You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings franchise, is set to read The Hobbit live for approximately 12 hours. Becoming, review: Michelle Obama’s documentary, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Serkis told his fans to “stay tuned for more details”. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? “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.”. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Clip - I'm Not Alone, How to watch Andy Serkis live-read The Hobbit for 12 hours, Joe Gilgun: ‘Stealing all day is hard graft’. Andy Serkis, the actor who portrayed Gollum in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings series of movies based on J.R.R Tolkein’s books, has announced on Twitter that he will be doing a live-reading of all of The Hobbit in one go to raise money for UK nonprofits working towards Coronavirus relief. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Andy Serkis reads 'The Hobbit' live online for charity Actor Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" movies, is reading "The Hobbit" live on YouTube to raise money for charity. He told his followers: “So many of us are struggling in isolation during the lockdown. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Serkis, who returned to play Gollum in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit franchise, has directed the Tom Hardy-starring Venom sequel Let There Be Carnage, which will be released in 2021. NHS Charities together represents the UK health service, while Best Beginnings is a charity supporting babies and pregnant families. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Actor-director to undertake mammoth task for charity, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. From Glee to The Eddy, why are TV musicals so few and far between? The actor-director is undertaking the task of reading the book from start to end with no breaks to raise money for NHS Charities Together and Best Beginnings. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings franchise, is set to read The Hobbit live for approximately 12 hours. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Serkis is encouraging fans to donate via this GoFundMe page ahead of the live-read, which will be available to stream live from 10am BST tomorrow (8 May). Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. https://www.npr.org/.../watch-andy-serkis-reads-entirety-of-the-hobbit-for-charity It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more.