Natalie Dormer has made a killing as Margaery Tyrell on ‘Game of Thrones’ and now she’s joining a different world of magic – The Potterverse. However, the actress won’t be getting in front of a camera for this one as she is slated to narrate ‘A History of Magic.’ This new Harry Potter Original is coming to Audible and being published by Pottermore Publishing.
In ‘A History of Magic’ we’ll see “stories from throughout Magic’s history and how some of its ancient objects, manuscripts, and spells influenced J.K. Rowling in her creation of Hogwarts and the Harry Potter series.”
This sounds like the perfect treat for fans of Rowling’s work who want to see what helped inspire her to craft this fantastic universe. While I am excited to see Dormer working in the Potterverse, part of me wishes it would be in one of the future films and not just narrative work.
The official synopsis of ‘A History of Magic’ is below:
Throughout Harry Potter: A History of Magic, Dormer leads listeners through an audio journey like no other, delving into real-world magical texts and artifacts. From Ethiopian charms and Chinese oracle bones to the story of Nicolas Flamel and Smelly Nelly’s black moon crystal ball, listeners will be transfixed by tales of magical history and mystical traditions from all over the world, many of which they will recognize from the Harry Potter books that they know and love. Featuring exclusive interviews with series narrators Jim Dale and Stephen Fry, illustrators Jim Kay and Olivia Lomenech Gill, and curators from the British Library and New-York Historical Society, Harry Potter: A History of Magic illuminates both the Wizarding World and the creative process behind the development of the beloved Harry Potter stories.
While this sadly won’t be full of new fiction for Muggles to enjoy, it still is an essential part of the overall story of how Harry Potter came to be.
Dormer also weighed in on her upcoming vocal work by sharing:
“I’ve always adored the Harry Potter books, but it wasn’t until I started speaking with the British Library’s curators — hearing about the various myths, legends, and cultures that have helped shape the wizarding world — that I really began to appreciate the richness and depth of J. K. Rowling’s writing. There are so many wonderful details to explore, and A History of Magic unearths some remarkable gems of information that are sure to have listeners awestruck. It’s been fun to join the Wizarding World family.”
Are you excited to listen to Dormer narrating ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’? Do you feel that having more insight into how the Potterverse was built will have you enjoying it that much more? Share your thoughts below!
‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ is set to appear on Audible on October 4th, 2018 which coincides with the NYHS exhibition.
Source: Entertainment Weekly