Daniel Radcliffe is returning to the world of Harry Potter to narrate the first chapter of The Philosopher's Stone for JK Rowling's Harry Potter At Home online hub.

The 30-year-old actor who starred as the boy wizard in the much-loved movies has filmed himself reading Chapter One: The Boy Who Lived.

Radcliffe's video will feature on JK Rowling's Harry Potter At Home online hub, launched for children, parents, carers and teachers during the coronavirus outbreak.

A whole host of stars have been lined-up to read chapters from The Philosopher's Stone including David Beckam, Dakota Fanning and Eddie Redmayne.

Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone

Redmayne stars in Rowling's Fantastic Beasts films, which are set before the events of the Harry Potter books.

Stephen Fry, who narrated the original UK Harry Potter audiobooks, Claudia Kim, who appeared as Nagini in the Fantastic Beasts film series, and Noma Dumezweni, who starred as Hermione Granger in the original theatre run of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, are also taking part.

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, originally published in 1997, introduced the character of Harry Potter and the world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

In the UK, the book is known by the title Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, while in the US it is published under the title Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.

All 17 chapters will be released between Tuesday May 5 and the middle of summer, with Radcliffe kicking of the series.

Videos will be posted weekly on the Harry Potter At Home website, with an audio-only version available for free on Spotify.