Daniel Radcliffe reads the first chapter of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and fans rejoice

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Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne, Dakota Fanning and other celebrities lend their voices for a good cause.

The actors each read a chapter from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the first by J.K. Rowling’s best-selling fantasy series, while at home in quarantine.

Radcliffe, who starred in all eight films, kicked off the event by reading Chapter One, “The Boy Who Lived,” in which Baby Harry is left on the doorstep of his aunt and uncle.

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“Sir. and Mrs. Dursley, number four, Privet Drive, was proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much, “he reads.

Each week, a new chapter will be available on Spotify and the Harry Potter at Home website.

“Parents, teachers and caregivers who work to keep children entertained and interested while we’re locked out might need a little magic, so I’m thrilled to launch Harry Potter at home”, Rowling ad last month on Twitter.

“I hope these initiatives will give children and even adults a happy distraction during their forced stay at home,” she added.

Fans reacted to the news on social media.

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“Thank you, @wizardingworld! It’s one of the best things about Harry Potter I’ve ever seen. It was really moving to see Dan on it. It’s really unbelievable! One user wrote.

“Daniel reading Harry Potter is like the ultimate moment of fangirl HP loved so much, thank you! I can’t wait to hear the rest! Someone else wrote.

Another fan admitted, “I tore up immediately” when he heard Radcliffe’s voice.

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“Harry Potter reading Harry Potter… YES! Exclaimed an excited commentator.

Other readers include David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Claudia Kim and Noma Dumezweni.



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