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Andy Serkis to read "The Hobbit", live, starting Friday!

dernwyn
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May 7, 4:27pm

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Andy Serkis to read "The Hobbit", live, starting Friday! Can't Post

The BBC article is here: https://www.bbc.com/...inment-arts-52568497

And here's his GoFundMe page, with more details: https://www.gofundme.com/...itathoncovid19appeal

He's using this "Hobbitathon" (with breaks for the loo) to raise funds for NHS charities.

Is anyone planning to listen to all or part of this?


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grammaboodawg
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May 8, 4:19am

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AWESOME! I'm definitely going to do my best to be there! How exciting :D I was just telling someone today I wish Ian McKellen would read LotR and Hobbit for Books on CD; but Andy will do just fine! He'll probably need some of his "gollum juice" by the time he gets to the end of it :D


Thanks for the heads up! HOW COOL!!!




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dernwyn
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May 8, 11:21am

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It's 7:15 EDT - and Bilbo has just lost the Dwarves [In reply to] Can't Post

and is about to encounter...Gollum!

This is such fun, Andy is marvellous!


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grammaboodawg
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May 8, 4:55pm

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*sobs* my laptap won't do it! [In reply to] Can't Post

RATS! Now if he'd put this into a dvd OR cd and sell with profits going to the fundraiser... I'd be there like a shot! *whimper*




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dernwyn
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May 8, 5:03pm

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Oh no! [In reply to] Can't Post

Is it having a super-bad lag time for the video?

Here's the YouTube link, will this work at all? https://www.youtube.com/...disable_polymer=true


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Lissuin
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May 8, 5:35pm

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5:00+ a.m. Sat, NZ time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QOF_r_Y5-A
I woke up (way too early) and checked the link, and Andy is now at "Inside Information". Smaug is really p o'd and the company are trapped inside the mountain! Not conducive to going back to sleep. Shocked The Arkenstone! "Now I am a burglar at least!" His torch... went out.
Shoot! How's anyone supposed to sleep through this! Shocked
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Glaurung63
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May 8, 9:11pm

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Bravo Mr. Serkis!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow!!!
I set my alarm for just before 5am NYC time and watched the first three hours, then sporadically while working and then gave in and viewed until the end, cheering at the final sentence!! So I saw most of it and it sure didnít feel like twelve hours. Goose bumps during Riddles in the Dark!!! Wow!! He had a large statue of Gollum staring at him as he read. And then Bilbo and Smaug!! Andy really pulled this off, and for a great fundraiser for virus aid, to which I contributed what I could. Heís such a great storyteller, watching him act out scenes was amazing. As are many of us, Iíve been going through some rough times and this was a welcome tonic. If I hadnít visited TORn yesterday I might have missed it!! I hope this can be released on DVD as part of the fundraising efforts, I had to create a new google account to watch but it worked, but for those who couldnít view it or want to see it again that would be cool. I suppose youíll find clips on YouTube but itís the full reading that made this an awesome experience!!


ElanorTX
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May 9, 6:37am

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When I tried YouTube [In reply to] Can't Post

after the broadcast, I got the black screen of death saying "This is a private message"

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."



dernwyn
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May 9, 3:07pm

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Yeah, once the live performance was over [In reply to] Can't Post

they cut off the YouTube video. Unsure

I too hope it will be made available, maybe for a donation!


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Otaku-sempai
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May 15, 3:28pm

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Now on YouTube. [In reply to] Can't Post

Andy Serkis' entire 10 1/2 hour reading is now available to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/...=SILNvtrYKiQ&t=1783s.

#FidelityToTolkien


ElanorTX
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May 16, 10:52am

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Many thanks // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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dernwyn
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May 16, 12:45pm

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Wonderful! Thank you! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Paulo Gabriel
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May 16, 11:23pm

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grammaboodawg
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May 17, 1:57pm

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*geeky hand clapping* SWEEEEEEEET!!!! :D THANK YOU!!!! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




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