But I don’t know if anyone can top the real-life Harry Potter reading the book that launched a worldwide phenomenon.
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.
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.
— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) May 5, 2020
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.