CNA Staff, Dec 4, 2020 / 16:30 pm
Actors from the films trilogies the "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" have backed a campaign to turn the former home of Catholic author JRR Tolkien into an educational center.
Project Northmoor is seeking to raise nearly $6.5 million to purchase the house where Tolkien wrote his most famous novels. As of Dec.4, the project has funded $250,000.
A video in support of the project was released Dec. 2. It includes the actors Ian McKellen, who portrayed Gandalf; Martin Freeman, who portrayed Bilbo Baggins; and John Rhys-Davies, who played Gimli.
McKellen tweeted that authors of Tolkien's stature have museums and educational centers established in their memory. He encouraged Tolkien fans to donate to the campaign.