British actor Andy Serkis, popularly known for playing Gollum in the Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit films, wants you to share some of your preciousss time today with him as he embarks on a marathon - non-stop - reading session of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic book The Hobbit.
In a recent Twitter post, Serkis announced that he will begin the live reading at 10am (GMT) on May 8, or 6pm, Malaysian time, today.
Serkis' epic journey through The Hobbit's fantastical pages is expected to last 12 hours.
"So many of us are struggling in isolation during the lockdown. 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 in the UK: Best Beginnings and NHS Charities Together, ” says Serkis in a message.
He is also appealing to fans to donate to the "Hobbitathon" Covid-19 appeal on his GoFundMe page. The live-stream link will be posted today on the GoFundMe page - and on Serkis' Twitter account.