‘Harry Potter’ stars, author pay tribute to Alan Rickman | Inquirer Entertainment
Close  

‘Harry Potter’ stars, author pay tribute to Alan Rickman

/ 10:42 AM January 15, 2016
Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Daniel Radcliffe, David Yates, Rupert Grint, Barry M. Meyer and Matthew Lewis attend the New York premiere of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 11, 2011 in New York City.   AFP FILE PHOTO

Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Daniel Radcliffe, David Yates, Rupert Grint, Barry M. Meyer and Matthew Lewis attend the New York premiere of “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2” at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 11, 2011 in New York City. AFP FILE PHOTO

Cast members of the “Harry Potter” movies mourned the passing of actor Alan Rickman, who played the role of Hogwarts professor Severus Snape. He died on Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 69.

Daniel Radcliffe, who played the role of Harry Potter, called Rickman as “undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I’ve ever met in the film industry.”

ADVERTISEMENT

READ: Alan Rickman, star of stage and ‘Harry Potter’ dies at 69

While Rickman was known as a nasty villain in most of his movies, Radcliffe said that the actor was the opposite of his onscreen persona.

FEATURED STORIES

“People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner(or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass,” said Radcliffe in a touching personal essay.

READ: Villains vile, virulent, vexatious–and victorious

He also said that Rickman was one of the first adults on the Potter set who treated him as “peer rather than a child.” He was 11 when he starred in the first installment of the successful movie franchise.

Radcliffe, who went on to star in stage plays both in New York’s Broadway and London’s West End, also thanked Rickman for being supportive of his career even after “Potter” ended its run.

A special man

Actress Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the franchise, praised Rickman as a “special man and actor.”

“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,” she wrote on her official Facebook page.

ADVERTISEMENT

In a statement to JustJared.com, Rupert Grint, who starred as the wizard Ron Weasely, said that he was “devastated” over Rickman’s passing.

“I am devastated to hear about the passing of Alan Rickman, I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to work with him on numerous occasions – Even though he has gone – I will always hear his voice,” Grint said.

Meanwhile, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling said Rickman was a “wonderful man.”

“There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. He was a magnificent actor (and) a wonderful man,” Rowling tweeted.

“My thoughts are with (his wife) Rima (Horton) and the rest of Alan’s family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts,” she added. IDL

The hottest entertainment news straight to your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Alan Rickman, Celebrity, Daniel Radcliffe, death, Emma Watson, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Rupert Grint, tribute
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our entertainment news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.