MuggleNet Throwback: Stuart Craig reveals Snape’s dies an “an extremely good death” in 2010
Although it wasn’t that along ago, only two years on February 20 of 2010, Stuart Craig revealed to the world that Professor Severus Snape died an “extremely good death” for the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
So why do we use this seemingly innocent article as our ‘MuggleNet Throwback’ of the week? Because this weekend, Stuart Craig and his team in the Production Design Department will be vying for the first Oscar award of the Harry Potter film series in the category of Art Direction.
Stuart’s department is up against some strong competition at the Oscars, as he is nominated along with The Artist, Hugo, Midnight and Paris, and War Horse. At this time, it appears that the favorite to win this category is Hugo, but for all of the sweat, hard work and dedication that Stuart Craig’s team performed over the past decade to bring ‘The Boy Who Lived’ to life, we are hoping his team comes out on top.
Stuart Craig’s devotion to the Potter series is certainly evident; in the article from 2010, Stuart stated, “The last time I cried was a few days ago when we filmed the death of Alan Rickman’s character, Snape. It’s quite difficult to cry in rushes – where we watch the previous day’s work – but he is an extraordinary actor and he dies an extremely good death.”
How did you feel about Snape’s death in Deathly Hallows – Part 2? How do you feel Stuart Craig and his Production Design team will do in Sunday’s Oscar? Do they deserve to win the Oscar in your opinion? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.