The Harry Potter at Home website keeps getting better and better: The online hub for all things wizarding is now posting videos of actors and other famous personalities reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. A new chapter will be added every week—that means 17 weeks of Harry Potter read by Stephen Fry, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning and others.
Naturally, the series launches with "Chapter One: The Boy Who Lived." The exciting news for muggles like us? Daniel Radcliffe is reading! Fifty points for Gryffindor.
Here are the chapters and readers so far:
- Chapter One: The Boy Who Lived, read by Daniel Radcliffe
- Chapter Two: The Vanishing Glass, read by Noma Dumezweni
- Chapter Three: The Letters from No One, read by Eddie Redmayne
- Chapter Four: The Keeper of the Keys, read by Stephen Fry
- Chapter Five: Diagon Alley, read by Simon Callow, Bonnie Wright and Evanna Lynch
- Chapter Six: The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, read by the cast of the "Cursed Child" on Broadway
- Chapter Seven: The Sorting Hat, read by Olivia Colman, with cameos from Jonathan Van Ness and Kate McKinnon
- Chapter Eight: The Potions Master, read by Alia Bhatt, with a cameo from Alec Baldwin
The chapters will also be available in an audio-only format on Spotify Kids, the free streaming platform for young listeners that launched earlier this year. Parents take note: Each reading lasts longer than 20 minutes, adding up to hours of magical entertainment.
This is just the latest online Harry Potter experience to surface in recent weeks, joining a virtual tour of the incredible "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" exhibit at the British Library, a Harry Potter-themed escape room and a tour of real-life Harry Potter locations.
So pull up your comfiest chairs, pop open a butterbeer or two and settle in for week after week of Harry Potter fun.
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