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Gollum actor Andy Serkis raises over a quarter of a million pounds for charity

Actor Andy Serkis, AKA Gollum raised £280,000 in an 11 hour Hobbitathon.

Starting at 10am Friday and continuing non stop til 9pm, he performed a live streaming reading of JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel to 650,000 watchers.

Using different voices plus his instantly recognisable Gollum character voice, he thrilled listeners throughout the day. With just a couple of toilet breaks and a minute of silence for VE day at 11am he ploughed through the novel.

NHS Charities together and Best beginnings charities will receive equal shares of the funds raised.

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