J. R. R. Tolkien

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"Project Northmoor" – Lord of the Rings actor start crowdfunding to buy J.R.R. Tolkien's home
"Project Northmoor" – Lord of the Rings actor start crowdfunding to buy J.R.R. Tolkien's home
Credit: via Project Northmoor

"Project Northmoor" is aiming to raise $6.1 million via crowdfunding to purchase J.R.R. Tolkien's home in Oxford, England, which soon will be on the market and transform it into a literary center in his honor. The campaign is led by author Julia Golding and will start on December 2.

Various actors, who starred in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbits, have joined a fellowship to save 20 Northmoor Road, including Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and John Rhys-Davies.

"With the support of volunteers in the U.S., Golding has seized on this once-in-a-generation opportunity and negotiated a 3-month fundraising window with the current owner," Project Northmoor's statement reads.

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Andy Serkis does a live reading of 'The Hobbit'

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