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From LeVar Burton taking us right back to our Reading Rainbow days to Dolly Parton hosting bedtime stories, there’s been no shortage of celebrities reading online in recent weeks. 

But I don’t know if anyone can top the real-life Harry Potter reading the book that launched a worldwide phenomenon. 

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Daniel Radcliffe, who (of course) played the world’s most famous wizard in the movie version of the J.K. Rowling series, reads the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (that’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to our friends across the pond) in a video posted this week to Wizarding World, Rowling’s online HP universe.

The wizards behind the site made the announcement earlier this week: 

Chapters will be posted weekly on Wizarding World, and it sounds like we’re going to see several other real-life Harry Potter characters and celebs reading chapters aloud. 

Fantastic Beasts stars Claudia Kim and Eddie Redmayne are taking part, as is Noma Dumezweni, who played Hermione Granger in the Broadway show “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” David Beckham and Dakota Fanning will each take a turn reading one of the 16 remaining chapters, too.

The chapters are relatively short (you can watch Radcliffe’s reading of “Chapter 1: The Boy Who Lived” in less than a half-hour) so it sounds like a perfect way for a reading break the whole family can enjoy together. 

 

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Carolyn Moore

Carolyn has served as Editor-in-Chief of Her View From Home since 2017. A long time ago, she worked in local TV news and fell in love with telling stories—something she feels grateful to help women do every day at HVFH. She lives in flyover country with her husband and five kids but is really meant to be by the ocean with a good book and a McDonald's fountain Coke. 

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