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Today, it’s a Malfoy family reunion as the actors who portrayed Lucius Malfoy, Draco Malfoy and Narcissa Malfoy join forces to read Chapter Fourteen. That’s right, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton and Helen McCrory introduce us to Norbert, Hagrid’s rather problematic new pet, in Chapter Fourteen. But Norbert doesn’t stay secret for long...
Jason Isaacs loves an evil wig. Beyond his portrayal of luscious blonde Death Eater Lucius Malfoy, his hair has been augmented as a ringleted Captain Hook in Peter Pan and pony-tailed psychopath Colonel Tavington in The Patriot. His career has spanned film, TV, theatre, animated movies and video games and has seen him nominated for or winning a BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy, Satellite, Critic’s Choice, Saturn and many other awards. He can currently be seen online in The OA, The Dark Crystal, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Wars Rebels and Scoob! and was most recently seen in cinemas in The Death of Stalin and Hotel Mumbai.
Jason had this say about his relationship with reading Harry Potter.
‘I’ll confess that when I was first asked to play Lucius I hadn’t read any of the books,’ he said. ‘I was confused why so many of my adult friends - not to mention everyone on the tube - were reading children’s books. I cracked open the first one just to get a flavour and lost myself in a world that, luckily, I’ve never had to leave. Decades later my life is still enriched not just by the intoxicating magic of Jo’s stories and the timelessly human fears and triumphs they bring to life, but by getting to meet and hear from the endless tides of people (and now their kids) whose lives were profoundly affected - sometimes literally saved - by the struggles, love and friendship of Harry, Ron, Hermione and, mostly, obviously, the inspiring and heart-warming heroism of the entire Malfoy family. Or maybe I’m biased...’
Tom Felton played Harry’s nemesis, Draco Malfoy, in all eight Harry Potter films. Tom’s other film credits include A United Kingdom, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Ophelia, while his recent TV roles include The Flash and YouTube series, Origin. Tom also created a BBC documentary on Harry Potter fandom called Meet the Superfans in 2015.
Helen McCrory, who portrayed Draco’s mother, Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter series, completes Chapter Fourteen for us. Helen’s acting work has traversed film (The Queen, Skyfall, A Little Chaos) TV, (Peaky Blinders, Penny Dreadful, Quiz) and theatre (As You Like It, Medea, The Deep Blue Sea). The actor was awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year Honours.
A huge thank you to all three of today’s narrators!
Look forward to more famous faces and friends of the Wizarding World (and beyond!) to help us to read through all seventeen chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone over the upcoming weeks. You can see all of our chapters right here in our chapter hub.
You may notice some wonderful drawings representing the chapter during the read-through. Look forward to more artwork in every chapter and read below to see how you can get involved in contributing yourself.
Now that you’ve refreshed your memory of J.K. Rowling’s fourteenth chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone for our US readers), here’s more about ‘Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback’.
By our mathematics skills, that would give us just three more chapters to go, so please do send us your interpretations of famous scenes from those chapters via the hashtag #HarryPotterAtHome to @WizardingWorld’s Twitter account. Submitting your artwork this way ensures the Harry Potter At Home project absolutely has your permission to use your pieces online.
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