Daniel Radcliffe, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning and extra will learn “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the primary of J.Ok. Rowling’s basic collection, out loud from residence in quarantine.”
Radcliffe, who starred as Harry Potter in all eight movies, kicked off the readings with Chapter One, “The Boy Who Lived,” when a child Potter is left on the doorstep of his aunt and uncle. Radcliffe reads the well-known opening strains from his sofa: “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of quantity 4, Privet Drive, had been proud to say that they had been completely regular, thanks very a lot.”
All 17 chapters of “The Sorcerer’s Stone” — generally known as “The Thinker’s Stone” exterior the U.S. — will probably be launched weekly till the center of summer season, and will probably be obtainable on Spotify and the Harry Potter at Dwelling web site.
Different readers from the “Harry Potter” universe embrace “Implausible Beasts‘” Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Fry, Claudia Kim and Noma Dumezweni. Extra narrators will probably be introduced within the coming weeks.
Harry Potter at Dwelling was launched by Wizarding World Digital and Rowling as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, aiding kids and fogeys at present in lockdown. The free initiative provides quizzes, puzzles, a fan membership and extra.
“Dad and mom, academics and carers working to maintain kids amused and whereas we’re on lockdown would possibly want a little bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch Harry Potter at Dwelling,” Rowling introduced final month.