Tom Hardy and Grayson Perry donate drawings for National Doodle Day charity auction

Ailis Brennan
Courtesy of Epilepsy Action

Tom Hardy, Grayson Perry, Derren Brown and Harry Hill are among the household names donating their hand-drawn doodles to be auctioned for charity this week.

As part of National Doodle Day, works by famous artists, actors, athletes and comedians will go on sale via online auction from September 21 to 23, with proceeds going towards Epilepsy Action.

British actor and Hollywood star Tom Hardy has contributed a drawing of Venom, the Marvel character Hardy will be seen playing on the big screen later this year, and Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry has donated a drawing of a tiger riding a motorbike and wearing a jacket reading “N. London Liberal Elite”.

Other participants from stage, screen and beyond include illusionist Derren Brown, actors Pippa Haywood, Jonathan Pryce, Jessica Hynes, Danny John Jules and Mackenzie Crook, comedians Harry Hill, Miranda Hart and David Baddiel, and athlete Linford Christie.

National Doodle Day has seen more than 1,500 celebrities donate doodles since it began 15 years ago, in an initiative which has raised £160,000 for Epilepsy Action.

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