Harry Potter at Home By J.K. Rowling Read by Daniel Radcliffe

Published - 16 January 2021, Saturday

Where celebrities will take turns reading chapters from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. First up: Daniel Radcliffe, of course.

In a time when the most exciting thing arriving on our doorsteps is sourdough starter, why not revisit the arrival of a soon-to-be boy wizard at number four Privet Drive.

But thanks to Harry Potter at Home, you won’t need your dog-eared copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to follow him as he takes the wizarding world by storm. The new online hub has recruited a handful of celebrities to do the reading for you.

First up: Daniel Radcliffe, of course. Watch his 25-minute reading of chapter one, “The Boy Who Lived”, here.

Diehards can join the Harry Potter Fan Club here to be the first to find out who’s reading next – and when. A teaser video shows Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatre actor Noma Dumezweni, as well as Dakota Fanning and David Beckham.

Other activities you’ll find on the Harry Potter at Home hub include magical craft videos, online puzzles, quizzes and more. You can also listen to ‘The Boy Who Lived’ on Spotify if you fancy an audio-only version.

More information here.

Harry Potter At Home is WizardingWorld.com way of bringing the magic into people’s homes, casting a Banishing Charm on boredom. These special video readings are just one of the many things you can do at home with WizardingWorld.com, whether alone or with your friends or family. WizardingWorld.com new Harry Potter At Home project is very much a team effort, combining the resources of Harry Potter UK and US publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic, Pottermore Publishing, Warner Bros., leading spoken-word producer and provider Audible, numerous library suppliers, library supplier OverDrive, streaming platform Spotify, and of course, their very own magic-makers at WizardingWorld.com.

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Where celebrities will take turns reading chapters from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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Chapter Two: 'The Vanishing Glass' By J.K. Rowling Read by Noma Dumezweni

Noma Dumezweni, who originated the stage version of Hermione in the original London and Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, narrates Harry’s zoo trip, where it becomes clear his scar isn’t the only unusual thing about him.

So, once again, get comfy and enjoy! You can register with the Harry Potter Fan Club https://my.wizardingworld.com/register to get all the latest updates on further video readings too. And to learn more about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, https://www.harrypottertheplay.com/ visit the official website.