Lockdown audiobooks: Harry Potter read by Daniel Radcliffe & The Hobbit read by Andy Serkis
Enjoy two of the most famous novels-turned-movies of all time, read by the actors of the movies (among other celebrities). Daniel Radcliffe and other celebrities read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone while Andy Serkis, the actor who played Gollum, will read The Hobbit.
Live streamed concerts aren't the only way to stay entertained while we're at home.
If you're looking for something a little more peaceful, or maybe you want to escape into one of these amazing fantasy worlds, then you must check out the latest "live readings" that are happening this week.
Harry Potter at Home
Daniel Radcliffe started the series by reading chapter one of Harry Potter, much to the delight of many fans around the world.
Experience the first Harry Potter book like never before, Daniel Radcliffe (yes, really, Daniel Radcliffe!) joins #HarryPotterAtHome to read Chapter One: ‘The Boy Who Lived’. Settle in and watch the first chapter here:https://t.co/w9K77akbou pic.twitter.com/VxTKpVgZY5
— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) May 6, 2020
You can rewatch his reading of chapter one here.
The book will be read in its entirety over the next few months until summer, with other celebrities reading a chapter each, such as:
- Stephen Fry
- David Beckham
- Dakota Fanning
- Noma Dumezweni
- Eddie Redmayne
Save With Stories
In our first livestream update we talked about the amazing work of Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner who launched @savewithstories on Instagram.
Well the amazing channel has on continues to gain momentum with even more stories. Some of the more recent highlights have been:
- Drew Barrymore
- Margot Robbie
- Pierce Brosnan
...among many other incredible people. See their Instagram here.
Josh Gad's #GadBookClub
Josh Gad, actor and, possibly more notably, voice actor from the hit movie, Frozen, has been reading children's books on his social media channels.
Here he is reading Artemis Fowl.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 26, 2020
He has since moved on to a new series of interviews called Reunited Apart via YouTube, but you can still find all his old stories by search the #GadBookClub hashtag on Twitter.
If you missed it...
Andy Serkis read The Hobbit
Andy Serkis is an incredibly talented actor who is possibly most well known for his portrayal of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit.
If you missed it, he read The Hobbit in one sitting over an 8-hour livestream and managed to raise £280,000 in doing so.
We've tracked down a 2 hour video that has been uploaded to YouTube of the final 2 hours of the livestream.