Harry Potter prequel star Eddie Redmayne reads chapter on J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World site

  • The Oscar winner portrays Newt Scamander in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
  • Celebrities are taking it in turns to read the author’s first book, ‘The Sorcerer’s Stone’
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The star-studded relay-reading of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone continued this week with Chapter 3, and fan-favourite Eddie Redmayne.

The British actor, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, follows Daniel Radcliffe, and Cursed Child star Noma Dumezweni in reading instalments online.

You can listen to it here.

The reading is part of the #HarryPotterAtHome campaign launched by Rowling on the Wizarding World website, an effort to make self-isolation and the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic a little more magical.

Click here for a link to listen to the previous chapter.

So far, seven famous faces are on board to read the beloved book. Who would your dream reader be?