Harry Potter at Home: Daniel Radcliffe Reads Aloud the First Chapter of ‘Stone’

J. K. Rowling gave her permission last month for teachers to read the Hogwarts Saga aloud to children in Zoom and Skype virtual classrooms during Covid-19 lockdowns of schools. WizardingWorld.com has now joined the online reading aloud show with programming of its own.

Their first offering is actor Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the Warner Brothers adaptations of the Potter novels, reading Chapter 1, ‘The Boy Who Lived,’ of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Check it out here: https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived

It’s quite good, production values aside. I don’t think there will be a great swelling of demand for Radcliffe to read the entire series aloud a la Jim Dale and Stephen Fry but I rather enjoyed the dramatic reading, especially the Dursley pieces. Your thoughts?

Hat-tip to Suzanne!


  1. Angela Tinsley says

    Jim Dale will always be my favorite!

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