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
Harry Potter fans, this one's for you. The J.K. Rowling book that started it all, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, will be read virtually by a lineup of celebrities, including Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter himself).
Rowling’s Wizarding World announced the big news in a video on Twitter, which featured seven of the contributing readers, including Radcliffe, Stephen Fry, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, Claudia Kim, Noma Dumezweni and Eddie Redmayne.
The 30-year-old actor, who famously played the young wizard throughout the film franchise, already kicked things off by reading Chapter 1, "The Boy Who Lived," in a video recording. According to Variety, the other 16 chapters of the book will be released over the next few months and videos will be posted weekly on harrypotterathome.com. There’s also an audio-only version available for free on Spotify.
The special series is part of “Harry Potter at Home,” an initiative launched by Rowling that offers a free online collection of child-friendly activities. According to the website, the hub features tons of resources and activities for both new readers and avid fans (like us) alike, including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and more.
We know Radcliffe said he would never reprise his role in the HP franchise, but this is the next best thing.