‘Harry Potter’ star, the late Alan Rickman, needed to give up franchise, journals reveal

'Harry Potter' star, the late Alan Rickman, wanted to quit franchise, journals reveal

2022-09-27 02:24:49

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Professor Severus Snape, portrayed by the late Alan Rickman, is an intricate a part of the “Harry Potter” legacy.

Nonetheless, in revealing new diary entries meticulously saved by the actor and shared with The Guardian, the notorious Snape virtually by no means was – as Rickman needed out of his function because the devious dark-sided wizard. 

Rickman handed away in 2016 after battling most cancers.

In an excerpt dated Dec. 4, 2002, Rickman writes, “Speaking to [agent] Paul Lyon-Maris about HP exit, which he thinks will occur. However right here we’re within the project-collision space once more. Reiterating no extra HP. They don’t need to hear it.”

Rickman is referencing the “Harry Potter” franchise when he writes “HP.”

Alan Rickman documented the various qualms he handled over the course of his profession, primarily with the “Harry Potter” franchise.
(Don Emmert/AFP through Getty Photographs)


At this cut-off date, Rickman would have already filmed the primary two installments of the film sequence tailored from the books written by J.Ok. Rowling.

In a contrasting entry written on Jan. 5, 2006, Rickman notes, “Lastly, sure to HP 5. The feeling is neither up nor down. The argument that wins is the one that claims: ‘See it by. It’s your story.’”

Alan Rickman passed away in 2016, and his diary entries are set to be published next month in "Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman."

Alan Rickman handed away in 2016, and his diary entries are set to be revealed subsequent month in “Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman.”
(Stephen Lovekin/Warner Bros. Studios)

In additional excerpts shared with the Guardian, spanning over a decade, Rickman journals concerning the antics he bought as much as on the “Harry Potter” set, the celebrities he met alongside the best way, and the actors he needed to work with, together with one daring remark about star actor Daniel Radcliffe

“I nonetheless don’t suppose he’s actually an actor however he’ll undoubtedly direct/produce,” Rickman wrote on Might 2, 2003.

He was additionally crucial of the opposite notable “Harry Potter” stars, writing in an entry dated July 30, 2003, “These youngsters want directing. They don’t know their strains and Emma [Watson]’s diction is that this facet of Albania at occasions.”

Alan Rickman starred alongside Rachel Griffith and Natasha Richardson in "Blow Dry." Rickman spoke highly of Richardson several times in his journals.

Alan Rickman starred alongside Rachel Griffith and Natasha Richardson in “Blow Dry.” Rickman spoke extremely of Richardson a number of occasions in his journals.
(Laurie Sparham/Miramax Movies)

Rickman, who starred in “Love Truly” with Liam Neeson, additionally wrote concerning the Hollywood elite he met.

Neeson’s spouse, Natasha Richardson, who Rickman labored with on the movie “Blow Dry,” hosted a celebration with Meryl Streep that he attended. 

He wrote of the event, “Liam [Neeson] & Natasha [Richardson, his wife]. Two-hour drive upstate to their superb home and dinner with John [Benjamin] Hickey & Jennifer [Carpenter] from The Crucible plus – oh, Meryl’s in there … as in Streep. Who seems to be enjoyable and gossipy. Nevertheless it’s laborious – who else appears like Meryl Streep? So you may’t fairly lose the stare.”


One other entry is Rickman’s recount of being invited to singer Sting’s Christmas social gathering, the place he was given “the prospect to speak to Elton John & David [Furnish] about Protected [Sponsored Arts for Education, Kenyan charity] and elicit their help.”

Alan Rickman, pictured two years before his death with Sting, had lots of hilarious stories about Hollywood's elite in his all-encompassing journals.

Alan Rickman, pictured two years earlier than his loss of life with Sting, had numerous hilarious tales about Hollywood’s elite in his all-encompassing journals.
(Walter McBride)


Different notable anecdotes embrace assembly Gwyneth Paltrow, who Rickman referred to as “extra stunning off display,” a remark about Nicole Kidman and Tobey Maguire arriving late to one thing, and believing that “Liam Gallagher is a good rock singer however an absolute tosser as an individual.” 

He additionally talked about crossing paths with the present king of England, Charles III, and Queen Consort Camilla, as nicely former President Invoice Clinton.

Rickman’s e-book, titled “Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman,” is out Oct. 18.

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