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Today we have a trio of talented actors to narrate a night-time adventure that brings Harry even more joy than his Christmas gifts. And remember to catch up on Chapter Eleven, read by David Tennant and David Beckham here. Or, if you're ready to move on to the next chapter, enjoy 'Nicolas Flamel' next, read by Hugh Bonneville.
Matthew is best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films. He has just wrapped on the new television adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small and will soon be seen in a leading role in the romantic comedy film Baby, Done across from Rose Matafeo. Credits include Kay Mellor’s ITV drama Girlfriends opposite Miranda Richardson and Zoe Wanamaker, BBC’s Happy Valley, Amazon’s Ripper Street, the feature Me Before You opposite Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin and on stage in Unfaithful at London’s Found111. Oh, and he’s also a
Helen Howard is an actor, writer, acting and accent coach and co-founder of Matrix Theatre. Amongst many credits and fascinating roles, Helen's theatre highlights include Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, where she is currently playing Umbridge/Aunt Petunia/Hooch in the hugely successful MCG production.
And from one Umbridge to another...
Imelda Staunton is a BAFTA and Olivier Award winning actress who portrayed Professor Umbridge in the Harry Potter films. Her illustrious career has spanned film, radio, TV and theatre, where she has picked up nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and an Emmy along the way.
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 twelfth chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone for our US readers), here’s more about ‘The Mirror of Erised’.
By our mathematics skills, that would give us just five 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.
You can check out our rules and guidelines to submitting here and an important note to all parent and guardians that you must submit your children’s art on their behalf.
Harry Potter At Home is our way of bringing the magic into people’s homes, casting a Banishing Charm on boredom. These special video readings are just one of the many things you can do at home with us, whether alone or with your friends or family. Our new Harry Potter At Home project is very much a team effort, combining the resources of Harry Potter UK and US publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic, Pottermore Publishing, Warner Bros., leading spoken-word producer and provider Audible, our numerous library suppliers, library supplier OverDrive, streaming platform Spotify, and of course, our very own magic-makers here at WizardingWorld.com.