Andy Serkis is famed for his motion-capture performances, as Caesar within the new Planet of the Apes sequence and even King Kong. However, his most iconic function is that of Gollum, the ring-obsessed creature lurking within the pages of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Now, the actor and voice artist will take his efficiency of this function to new heights in support of charity.
Serkis will undertake a reside, steady studying of all the The Hobbit novel, which is predicted to take round 10 to 12 hours.
He will start studying on VE Day, Friday, May Eight to boost cash for NHS Charities Together and Best Beginnings.
The reside stream will begin at 10am BST (5am EST, 2am PST) on May 8, and proceed by way of from begin to end with no breaks.
Speaking of the efficiency, Serkis mentioned: “So many people are struggling in isolation through the lockdown.
“While occasions are powerful, I need to take you on one of many best fantasy adventures ever written, a 12 hour armchair marathon throughout Middle Earth while elevating cash for 2 wonderful charities that are doing extraordinary work proper now to assist these most in want.”
How to look at Andy Serkis’ 12-hour studying problem
The marathon read-along will probably be live-streamed totally free on-line from 10am BST.
The hyperlink to the read-along will probably be made out there on Friday morning on Serkis’ GoFundMe web page, the place followers can donate.
He introduced these results to prominence as Gollum, the creature whose “precious” ring is stolen from him in The Hobbit by Bilbo Baggins, just for it to be given over to Bilbo’s nephew Frodo to destroy in The Lord of the Rings.
Gollum begins to observe Frodo and is pushed most strongly and passionately by his obsession and love of the ring, which has turned him right into a shadow of his former self.
Other than this function, Serkis has additionally taken on the function of Caesar within the new Planet of the Apes trilogy, Kong within the remake of King Kong, in addition to enjoying a human, Ulysses Klause, within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He is taking up the function of Alfred Pennyworth within the upcoming DC movie The Batman, reverse Robert Pattinson, and can be a director, making motion pictures of his personal like Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle and Venom: Let There Be Carnage.