English entertainer Andy Serkis has raised more than £283,000 ($351,000) for a noble cause by perusing The Hobbit in full on a live stream.

In excess of 650,000 individuals overall tuned in for the online presentation of JRR Tolkien’s 1937 dream experience.

Serkis, 56, played the adulterated character Gollum in the large spending movie sets of three Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit, coordinated by Peter Jackson.

Watchers followed by means of YouTube and his Go Fund Me page.

The gifts will go to NHS Charities Together and infant noble cause Best Beginnings, for which Serkis is a minister.

The entertainer played out the “Hobbitathon” in various voices, including his much-imitated Gollum.

“Much obliged to you such a great amount for going along with me on this tremendous endeavor we’re going to go on in our lounge rooms,” Serkis told watchers before he started the perusing.

He expressed gratitude toward “the NHS and all the causes who are out there accomplishing significant work sparing our lives and protecting us”.

As gifts poured in, he kidded: “We’ve just reached £100,000, so truth be told, I don’t need to do it, farewell,” before professing to get up and leave.

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The entertainer began gushing at 10:00 BST (09:00 GMT) on Friday, and completed the dream exemplary 11 hours after the fact.

He delayed at 11:00 BST to watch a two-minute quietness for VE Day, yet in any case just halted to utilize the latrine.

Media captionGollum entertainer Andy Serkis on why he’s doing a persistent live perusing of The Hobbit

“Such a large number of us are battling in detachment during the lockdown,” Serkis said on Thursday.

“While circumstances are difficult, I need to take you on one of the best dream experiences at any point composed, a 12-hour rocker long distance race across Middle Earth while fund-raising for two astounding foundations which are accomplishing uncommon work right presently to help those most out of luck.”

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