Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe broke the Internet, as they say these days. A video of the actor reading the first chapter of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (aka Philosopher’s Stone) is evoking nostalgia of all sorts across the globe.
As part of the ‘Harry Potter at Home’ series of Wizarding World, the actor is reading the book. “Daniel will be the first of many exciting contributors to help us read through the first Harry Potter book, as he introduces the Dursleys, who don’t like anything mysterious. Enter a cat reading a map, owl-filled skies and whispers about the Potters. So, get comfy and enjoy! You can register with the Harry Potter Fan Club to get all the latest updates on further video readings too,” the website said, “Harry Potter At Home is the Wizarding World’s way of bringing Hogwarts closer to you, as we all continue to stay at home and keep safe.”
“Stephen Fry, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, Claudia Kim, Noma Dumezweni, and Eddie Redmayne are amongst the cast of narrators, with more surprises and special appearances from across the Wizarding World and beyond to come. Each will be reading different sections of this iconic book – with its themes of family, friendship, courage and overcoming adversity – to families around the world,” according to Wizarding World.
Find the video of Daniel Radcliffe’s reading here.