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Alan Rickman honoured in Oscars 2016 ceremony

Alan Rickman has been remembered by the Academy in this year’s In Memoriam section of the Oscars. He was never nominated for an Oscar but won a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a Bafta. He was included in the annual montage along with Wes Craven and Christopher Lee. His screen credits included Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Sense and Sensibility and Truly, Madly, Deeply. He was also known for his role in the Harry Potter series.  ...

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J.K. Rowling reveals the secret she told Alan Rickman about Severus Snape

The story of how J.K. Rowling got Alan Rickman to play Severus Snape, now one of his most iconic characters, is well-known among Harry Potter fans, but we never knew what exactly Rowling said to get him to do it—until now. Fans had speculated for years that Rickman had known something about Snape that no one else did, well before the publication of Deathly Hallows. Harry Potter producer David Heyman once said that Rickman would sometimes object to what a director wanted him to do in a scene because he knew what......

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Alan asks for public's help in final video

The last video made before his death is helping to raise money for refugees after going viral. Alan recorded a voiceover for a refugee charity appeal video just weeks before he died… In the short YouTube clip, a tortoise is seen munching on a strawberry. “This tortoise could save a life,” Alansays, before asking people to share the video. “It works like this: The more views the video gets, the more advertising revenue YouTube will give us.” “We give that money to Save the Children and Refugee Council.” “All you need to do is......

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The Simpsons once referenced Alan Rickman and David Bowie in Comedy Clip

A clip from an episode of The Simpsons featuring Alan Rickman and David Bowie has resurfaced following their deaths. The original episode Love is a Many-Splintered Thing was aired in 2013. Alan Rickman appears in character as Severus Snape (Benedict Cumberbatch played his voice) while All The Young Dudes by David Bowie is played. The clip begins with Homer and his Springfield pals trying to understand their wives by watching Love Indubitably, featuring a Prime Minister voiced by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch using his power to declare his love for his secretary,......

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Alan Rickman: Friends and stars pay tribute

Tributes have flooded in to « magnificent » and « witty » actor Alan Rickman. Dame Helen Mirren, who appeared with Rickman in Anthony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre in 1998 (pictured), said: « Alan was a towering person, physically, mentally and as an artist. « He was utterly distinctive, with a voice that could suggest honey or a hidden stiletto blade, and the profile of a Roman emperor. He was also a great friend, generous and social. He will be very missed by many. »   Harry Potter author JK Rowling tweeted: « There are no words to......

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JK Rowling pays tribute to ‘magnificent actor and wonderful man’

JK Rowling has paid tribute to Alan Rickman, calling him a “magnificent actor” and a “wonderful man”. She said there are no words to express her “shock and devastation” at his passing.   The author sent her condolences to Rickman’s partner Rima, who he met at 19, and the rest of his family.     Rickman played Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise from 2001 to 2011. In 2011 Rickman reportedly wrote a letter in Empire magazine which thanked Rowling for her “storytelling”. “It is an ancient need to be told stories,”......

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'I Just Kissed Him Goodbye' Emma Thompson's Moving Tribute to Her Close Friend Alan Rickman

As the world mourns the death of British stage and screen star Alan Rickman, one of his closest friends and frequent collaborators is grappling with the loss. Emma Thompson, who appeared with Rickman in several films, including Love Actually, three Harry Potter films, Sense and Sensibility and 1998 crime thriller Judas Kiss said in a statement that saying goodbye to the 69-year-old Rickman was « painful. » « Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye, » Thompson, 56, wrote. « What I remember most in this......

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