Potter Alumni React to the Untimely Passing of Alan Rickman

It’s a sad day in the Potter fandom, but the fans of the series aren’t the only ones truly affected by the incredible loss of Alan Rickman.

 Michael Gambon, via BBC:

Everybody loved Alan. He was always happy and fun and creative and very, very funny. He had a great voice; he spoke wonderfully well. He was intelligent. He wrote plays; he directed a play. So he was a real man of the theatre and the stage, and that’s how I think of Alan.

Emma Thompson, courtesy of Newsweek:

Alan was my friend, […] so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye.

What I remember most in this moment of painful leave-taking is his humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness. His capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word. The intransigence [that] made him the great artist he was—his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me, and the fact that he never spared me the view. I learned a lot from him.

He was the finest of actors and directors. I couldn’t wait to see what he was going to do with his face next. I consider myself hugely privileged to have worked with him so many times and to have been directed by him.

I’m very sad to hear about Alan today. I feel so lucky to have worked and spent time with such a special man and actor. I’ll really miss our conversations. RIP Alan. We love you

Posted by Emma Watson on Thursday, January 14, 2016


RIP Alan Rickman (Severus Snape – Harry Potter series). It was an honor knowing and working with him. Sad, sad news. 🙁

Posted by Stanislav Yanevski (Станислав Яневски) on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Alan. The energy shifted every time you walked onto set. You were an inspiration to us all. RIP

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A true acting giant and a wonderful man. You will be missed, Alan.

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Ralph Fiennes Alan Rickman RIP

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