British actor Andy Serkis has raised more than US $351,000 for charity by reading The Hobbit in full on a live stream.
More than 650,000 people worldwide tuned in for the online performance of JRR Tolkien's 1937 fantasy adventure.
Serkis, played the corrupted character Gollum in the big-budget film trilogies Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit, directed by Peter Jackson.
Viewers followed via YouTube and his Go Fund Me page.
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