Listen to Daniel Radcliffe read the first chapter of ‘Harry Potter’ as part of new video reading series
Other stars will join Radcliffe reading chapters of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in coming weeks, including Eddie Redmayne, Dakota Fanning, and David Beckham
If you’ve ever wanted to hear “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” narrated by Harry Potter himself, now’s your chance.
Daniel Radcliffe is the first in a line-up of celebrities to read a chapter from the first “Harry Potter” book as part of the new video reading series for “Harry Potter at Home,” Variety reported on Tuesday.
Radcliffe started the series with the book’s first chapter, “The Boy Who Lived.”
Surprise! We've got a treat for you…From today, amazing friends of the Wizarding World are going to take turns reading Harry Potter book one.— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) May 5, 2020
And to start us off with Chapter 1, we think you’ll agree we have the perfect narrator...⚡️ #HarryPotterAtHome
But Radcliffe is just the first of many celebrities who are lined up to take turns reading the beloved novel.
Other stars who will participate include Eddie Redmayne of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”; Noma Dumezweni, who starred as Hermione Granger in the original production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”; and Stephen Fry, who was the original narrator of the “Harry Potter” audiobooks, according to Forbes.
Even stars who are not connected to “Harry Potter” are getting involved, including Dakota Fanning and David Beckham, according to Forbes.
Rowling launched the “Harry Potter at Home” service last month for parents and teachers who have children and students at home, the Deseret News reported. The service offers free educational tools and activities for children.
The new video reading series is expected to continue into the summer, with a new chapter being posted each week, according to Variety.