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MuggleNet attends ‘Seminar’ opening on Broadway starring Alan Rickman


Last week, MuggleNet staffer Laura Reilly attended a special performance of the new Broadway sensation Seminar, which stars acting icon Alan Rickman. Read More »

Alan Rickman shares his thoughts on the “Potter” series and Snape – FINALLY!

Thanks to Warner Bros. France, a new interview with Alan Rickman - the actor who brilliantly portrayed Professor Severus Snape - has been released. Read More »

Alan Rickman discusses the “Potter” series and Snape’s twisting path

In a new interview with RTE, Alan Rickman discusses his years spent filming the "Harry Potter" series and his pure admiration for the storytelling of J.K. Rowling. Read More »

New “Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ interviews: Radcliffe, Grint, Watson, Coltrane, Fiennes, Rickman, Isaacs, Smith, and more

Several new video interviews are online today with cast and crew for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2". You can watch them all here. Read More »

Before and After: A unique look at the adult stars of the “Potter” series

While so much attention and hype surrounds the trio and the other young actors of the "Potter" series, we cannot forget about the adult supporting actors in the roles that they have played in the series. Here is a look at some of the actors and their more famous roles prior to the "Harry Potter" series. Read More »

Rickman to Rowling: “Thanks for all of it, Jo”

In anticipation of its 36-page feature on "Harry Potter", "Empire Magazine" continues to release written and video interviews online. Tonight, they have released a letter from Alan Rickman, the actor plays Professor Severus Snape, to author J.K. Rowling. Read More »

“Harry Potter” Art Director reveals new death scene for Snape in “Deathly Hallows – Part 2″

Andrew Ackland-Snow, the art director for the Harry Potter franchise, has revealed that Severus Snape will have a death scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 which is different from what's found in the book.

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After a decade, Alan Rickman closes book on role in Potter series

In a recent interview discussing his latest project with the International Herald Tribute, Alan Rickman acknowledges that he has just recently finished filming the role of Severus Snape for the Harry Potter series. “Not that it is bereft of interesting developments. The day before, for example, Mr. Rickman, 64, had just finished filming the final ‘Harry Potter’ movie. His portrayal of the slithery and surprising Severus Snape has brought him fame as never before, making him into one of the world’s most celebrated movie villains, a thrilling antihero to the Potter-mad masses.” Thanks to Snitch Seeker for the tip. For all we have on the final Potter films check out our Movie 7 section. Read More »

Happy Birthday, Alan Rickman!

Actor Alan Rickman, known to many for his portrayal of Severus Snape, turns 64 years old today. Join us in wishing him a wonderful birthday! Read More »

Alan Rickman discusses Potter franchise at Hudson Union Society

It's not often that Alan Rickman talks about Potter (even our interview with him at the Half-Blood Prince premiere was a very special opportunity). This past Monday, Alan was at the Hudson Union Society and spoke about a wide range of topics surrounding his career including Potter. While he doesn't say much about Deathly Hallows filming, Alan does discuss what it's like working with different directors for all the different films. You can see three parts of the interview right here thanks to Snitch Seeker. Read More »

Happy Birthday Alan Rickman!

The actor who brilliantly portrays Severus Snape in the Potter films is celebrating his 63rd birthday today! Happy Birthday, Alan! If fans are looking to celebrate by watching a few of his films today, may we highly recommend some of his more recent films: Sweeney Todd, Bottle Shock, Nobel Son, and of course, all of the Potter films. Read More »

Rickman: working on Potter “an extraordinary experience”

The actor who gives us the brilliant portrayal of Severus Snape in the Potter films has been interviewed by Uinterview.com. It can be seen right here on YouTube. Rickman answers a couple of Potter questions and also goes into what appeals him to the roles he takes. Thanks to HPANA for the tip. Read More »

Besides Beedle: Rickman, RDR update, ABC Family

With all the news concerning The Tales of Beedle the Bard there have been a few other things of note going on: – Alan Rickman, who plays Severus Snape in the Potter series appeared Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He also did an interview with SciFi.com where he discussed his filming schedule and the impact of the final film: “Well, it'll be a big finish, won't it? That's true, and appropriately. You can feel it now, the size of the undertaking.” The online magazine also got a hold of producer David Heyman where he discussed the delay of the sixth film and the impact of the decision to split Deathly Hallows. – On Thursday, RDR Books officially withdrew its appeal of U.S. District Judge Patterson's decision to publish an unauthorized companion novel to the Potter series. J.K. Rowling's public relations agency issued the following statement: “We are delighted that this matter is finally and favorably resolved and that J.K. Rowling's rights — and indeed the rights of all authors of creative works — have been protected,” the statement said. “We are also pleased to hear that rather than continue to litigate, RDR have themselves decided to publish a different ... Read More »

Alan Rickman discusses plans for life after Potter

The actor who plays Severus Snape recently spoke with Boston.com while promoting his new film Nobel Son. The reporter asked him a couple questions about his involvement with the Potter films: Q. Do children recognize you as Harry Potter's Severus Snape? A. Not really, because I'm generally not walking around wearing a black wig. Q. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” comes out in July, and later in the year, you'll begin filming the series' final installment, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” How do you feel knowing that the end is in sight? A. It means that I'll be able to do more theater as an actor. I couldn't really because I never know what my commitment could be. Q. Would you ever do another film, knowing it could be six sequels? A. Only if I was provided with a wheelchair and an oxygen tank. Thanks to Scot for the tip. Read More »

Alan Rickman to film HBP role in February

In a small interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor who plays Snape in the Potter films reveals he'll begin filming his parts for Half-Blood Prince in early February: EW: Okay, I think your wranglers are giving me the signal, but I have to say, even before I got to the end of the Harry Potter books — Rickman: Before you go any further, I never, ever talk about that character. Number one, because it's not fair on kids who haven't read to the end. And for me to say anything — there's a bit of it that just should be left innocent. It's real storytelling, what she's done, and I'm part of that. So I just never talk about it. EW: When do you go back to shoot Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? Rickman: They're shooting six [now], and I start shooting my part of it beginning of February. EW: It's a bigger part for you this time. Rickman: Ahh…. There's important stuff. [Smiles] Read More »

Alan Rickman donates HP scripts for charity

Actor Alan Rickman, who plays Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, has recently donated two of his autographed scripts from Goblet of Fire, a signed headshot, and a Hogwarts/Quidditch shirt to an online charity auction. This auction is to support Artists for a New South Africa, which mainly strives to advance human and civil rights in South Africa, among other many objectives. Bidding ends on December 14th. Read More »

Potter actors show support at benefit concert

As reported earlier this week, Patrick Doyle's “Music from the Movies” was held tonight at the Royal Albert Hall to benefit Leukemia Research with several Harry Potter actors in attendance. Kenneth Branagh (who directed the event), Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Robbie Coltrane, Imelda Staunton and Mike Newell all turned up to show their support. Photos are now available via Getty Images. Read More »

Potter actors to support Leukaemia Research

Harry Potter actors will come together to attend Patrick Doyle's “Music from the Movies” at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, October 28th. Featuring music from the Goblet of Fire composer, the event will be held in aid of Leukaemia Research. Doyle is himself a leukaemia survivor and will join the London Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus for this very special performance. The event will be directed by actor Kenneth Branagh, who played Professor Lockhart, and supported by other Harry Potter actors including: Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney), Alan Rickman (Professor Snape) and Robbie Coltrane (Professor Hagrid). Others in attendance will include Richard E. Grant, Sir Derek Jacobi and Dame Judi Dench. These stars will introduce some of the greatest film soundtracks of all time. To take advantage of a special ticket offer for as low as £10, use the code “2639” when calling the Royal Albert hall box office at 020 7589 8212 or by visiting their website. Read More »

New photos of young Marauders and Snape

HarryLatino.com has two new photos online from the Pensieve scene in Order of the Phoenix: – Young Snape – Young Marauders Read More »

Happy Birthday Alan Rickman

The Professor Snape actor turns 61 today. Thanks to everyone who e-mailed with the reminder! Read More »