The Final Chapter of Harry Potter at Home: “The Man with Two Faces” Read by Fans and Their Families
Well, we made it! It’s been weeks of fun watching our favorite actors read aloud from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone. But all good things must come to an end eventually. The final chapter, “The Man with Two Faces,” will be read by fans, specifically several children and their families. First up are the Patels from London, then the Gaffneys from Brooklyn, and finally the McKennas from Belfast. In the previous chapter, we heard from Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), and Ruth Wilson (Luther, Saving Mr. Banks), and it was such a treat.
Swetha and Savan Patel read with their two kids, Sona and Devan.
Harry Potter is a world of ingenuity and adventure – to be able to share the stories as a family time and again (we have read the books so many times now and watched the movies innumerable times) is invaluable – the stories never get old, and it’s lovely to see the children feel like they can really relate to the stories and find inspiration within them to be bold and adventurous and to always expect the unexpected.
Kym and Brian Gaffney follow the Patels along with their children as well, John and James.
For Team Gaffney, Potter conveys that living a full life is truly accessible through choice and the power of imagination! We see within the characters the importance of acknowledging and embracing one another’s diverse gifts. Finally, we should always remember that through life’s ups & downs that you will always have the support and love of good friends & family.
Finally, Sinead and Stephen McKenna read with their three little ones, Olivia, Stephen Jr., and Pauric.
Harry Potter means quality family time together. With very busy lives, reading together was not a priority, but Harry Potter has changed that and brought us back together! Harry Potter means adventure, imagination, a world of magic, and a love of reading!
The final chapter finds Harry, Ron, and Hermione wrapping up their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with twists and turns of adventure, wild magic they never thought was possible, and the sadness of leaving one another. A surprise appearance from the author herself will conclude the last pages of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. We won’t spoil too much for you, of course. You’ll have to listen for yourself.
You can view the whole video of the Patel, Gaffney, and McKenna families reading on Wizarding World Digital. In case you missed a chapter, you can always find them online or on Spotify for an audio-only version.
What’s been your favorite chapter of Harry Potter at Home? Drop us a line!