“Game of Thrones” alum Natalie Dormer has a new gig in fantasy land.
The British actress, who played Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series until her untimely death in Season 6, will narrate Audible’s upcoming “Harry Potter” original, “A History of Magic.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, the book is published by Pottermore Publishing and reveals hidden stories from throughout magic’s history and how some of its ancient objects, manuscripts, and spells influenced Potter author J.K. Rowling in her creation of the epic series.
Here’s the official synopsis for “A History of Magic,” per EW:
“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.”
“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,” Dormer told EW.
“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.”