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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