Taika and Friends read James and the Giant Peach

Taika Waititi teams up with his celebrity friends in a 10-part reading of the Roald Dahl classic, James and the Giant Peach.

The charity series will raise money for Partners In Health, a global health non-profit organisation who are on the front line of the fight against COVID-19 in the most vulnerable parts of the world. Roald Dahl and partners will be matching every donation made.

Special guests include Jojo Rabbit co-stars Roman Griffin Davis and Archie Yates as well as Meryl Streep, Ryan Reynolds, the Hemsworth brothers, Mindy Kaling and many many more!

Go to Partners In Health website to make a donation: http://www.pih.org/giantpeach.

Watch all the episodes below:

The list of the episodes and Taika’s guest stars:

Episode 1: Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth and Nick Kroll read Chapters 1 – 4;
Episode 2: Benedict Cumberbatch and Meryl Streep read Chapters 5 – 8;
Episode 3: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Eddie Redmayne, Kumail Nanjiani and Ruth Wilson read Chapters 9 – 13;
Episode 4: Cara Delevingne, Olivia Wilde, Tessa Thompson and Beanie Feldstein read Chapters 14 – 18;
Episode 5: Ryan Reynolds reads Chapters 18 – 19;
Episode 6: Duchess of Cornwall, Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad read Chapters 20 – 23;
Episode 7: Yo-Yo Ma, Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Jamie Cullum and Utkarsh Ambudkar read Chapters 24-27;
Episode 8: Mindy Kaling, Ben Schwartz and Gordon Ramsay read Chapters 28 – 30;
Episode 9: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Anna Wintour read Chapters 31 – 36;
Episode 10: Roman Griffin Davis and Archie Yates read Chapters 37 – 39.

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Host: Taika Waititi
Producers: Maggie Burrows and Bee Carrozzini
Assistant Producer: Lucy Appleby
Editor: Laura Mills
Music for the Call to Action: Paul Spring

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