Harry Potter comes home! Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne and others to read JK Rowling's books for fans amid lockdown

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: May 06, 2020, 01:41 PM IST


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Celebrities like Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne, Dakota Johnson have been line up to read chapter-by-chapter of `Harry Potter`, in a series of video recordings.

Here's just another reason to stay home. As most of the world population is still in the confinement of their home owing to the lockdown, JK Rowling`s Wizarding World has come up with something interesting for all Potter heads.

The official Twitter account of Wizarding World on Tuesday shared a video featuring seven of the celebrities, including actor Daniel Radcliffe who have been line up to read chapter-by-chapter of `Harry Potter`, in a series of video recordings. Radcliffe became famous for playing Harry Potter on screen.

"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. And to start us off with Chapter 1, we think you`ll agree we have the perfect narrator...#HarryPotterAtHome" read the tweet.

The video began with Eddie Redmayne followed by Dakota Fanning, and Claudia Kim, saying that they are "at home."
The brief video then features Stephen Fry, Noma Dumezweni, and David Beckham explaining that they are at their respective homes sitting in the "living room, book room, cosy corner" and so on.


The stars further said that they are really excited to read 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher`s Stone' by JK Rowling."
Towards the end of the 34-second long video, actor Daniel Radcliffe introduces himself and begins to say, "This is chapter one of Harry Potter and the Philosopher`s Stone."
Each of the stars will read different sections of the book for all the fans of `Harry Potter` across the globe.
All 17 chapters of the book will be released between now and the middle of the summer. Videos will be posted weekly on, with an audio-only version available for free on Spotify.
The special series is part of the `Harry Potter At Home` project, an initiative developed by Wizarding World Digital and Rowling`s agency, to bring cheer among the people during these trying times.