"Thanks for all of it, Jo" Alan Rickman Remembers Harry Potter for Empire Magazine
May 25, 2011, 03:38 PM
Actor Alan Rickman (who portrays the character of Severus Snape) has written as part of Empire Magazine's Harry Potter Ultimate Celebration Supplement about his time working on the films. In brief, yet touching, note, Mr. Rickman describes his emotions upon finishing his role as Severus Snape and recalls working with his young co-stars Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). The note finishes with a thank you to Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling.
The full issue of Empire Magazine with the 36 page supplementary will arrive on newsstands tomorrow.
Thanks to Andy!
When I started reading HP, my favorite characters were Neville & Hermione. By the time I finished, I had added Snape to my list. I had never believed he was evil. Why I don’t know. Women’s intuition, maybe? Long before I finished the books, Snape had become one of my heroes – second only to Harry. He was so courageous. He was in constant danger of being found out by Voldemort. I can only imagine what that must have been like. As Harry said in the epilogue, Snape was probably the bravest man he ever knew. AMEN. And THANK YOU Alan Rickman for portraying him so beautifully!
It gets me emotional. I’m glad he wrote something. It’s good to hear from him. I wonder if he’ll slowly share more now that the series is ending. He was always so reserved out of respect for the story. He truly got it. He understood the greater scope and importance of the story. I’m glad someone who appreciated this so profoundly was charged with the task of handling such a significant character.
Yes, I was thrilled to see that note on the back of the magazine. But I wish there had been a beautiful portrait inside, as they had for most of the other lead actors!
Anyway, I’d like to repeat what I (and several friends) said when we’d read Deathly Hallows for the first time and were talking about Snape: ‘Thank goodness we’ve got Alan Rickman to play him in the film!’
Great note from Mr. Rickman. I would only add one thing:
“Please Jo, can we have some more?”