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Daniel Radcliffe Reads ‘Harry Potter’ Chapter Aloud, Brings Magic To Life

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Daniel Radcliffe treated Harry Potter fans by starring in a new reading initiative, called Harry Potter At Home, to entertain children, teachers and carers, who are staying at home to curb the coronavirus spread.

The new series will feature famous celebrities, including Eddie Redmayne and Stephen Fry. But it’s only right for Radcliffe, who played as Harry Potter in the film adaptation, to kick off the initiative by reading the first chapter of the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Radcliffe will read the chapter on how baby Potter was left on his aunt and uncle’s doorstep in the first video of the initiative. The videos for the series will be available on author J.K Rowling’s online hub. There will also be audio versions on Spotify soon.

Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch https://t.co/cPg0dZpexB pic.twitter.com/i0ZjTplVoU

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 1, 2020

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
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— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) May 5, 2020

[via BBC, cover image via Ron Adar / Shutterstock.com]