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J.K. Rowling Reveals Secret About Severus Snape No One Knew Except Alan Rickman

J.K. Rowling Reveals Secret About Severus Snape No One Knew Except Alan Rickman

J.K. Rowling has revealed a secret she told Alan Rickman about his famous character Severus Snape while filming Harry Potter.

In a 2010 interview with RTE, Alan mentioned that J.K. had given him a piece of information about the character that affected the way he played the role.

“She gave me one little piece of information, which I always said I would never share with anybody and never have, and never will,” Alan said. “It wasn’t a plot point, or crucial in any tangible way, but it was crucial to me as a piece of information that made me travel down that road rather than that one or that one or that one.”

When a fan asked J.K. about the secret on Twitter after Alan passed away, she opened up about what she had confided, writing, “I told Alan what lies behind the word ‘always.’”

Harry Potter Actor Sean Biggerstaff Wrote A Touching Tribute To Alan Rickman - Read Here

Harry Potter Actor Sean Biggerstaff Wrote A Touching Tribute To Alan Rickman - Read Here

Sean Biggerstaff, who played Oliver Wood in the Harry Potter movies, wrote a very touching tribute to Alan Rickman, who passed away at 69 on Thursday (January 14).

“I don’t know what I did to deserve a friend like Alan. He looked out for me for twenty years and I loved him. I don’t know what to do now,” the 32-year-old actor wrote on Twitter, before posting a longer tribute.

“In 1994 I, an 11-year-old idiot, walked into a rehearsal room in the Old Athenaeum in Glasgow and was welcomed by the fucking Sheriff of Nottingham in a voice which made the room tremble. We sat down and my audition started, reading straight off the page dialogue so unavoidably brilliant that all you needed to do was read it straight off the page.

I did not get the part.

I was too young.

I did, however, receive a long, hand-written letter from Joyce Nettles, the casting director, thanking me for auditioning and expressing regret that it hadn’t worked out. The only time this has ever happened. I think Alan may have had something to do with that.”

Click inside to read the rest of Sean’s tribute to Alan… More Here! »

Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, & More 'Harry Potter' Stars Speak Out After Alan Rickman's Death

Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, & More 'Harry Potter' Stars Speak Out After Alan Rickman's Death

Bonnie Wright has released a touching statement regarding the sudden death of her late Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman.

The 24-year-old British actress, who starred as Ginny Weasley in the films, told JJJ, “As a young actor I was incredibly fortunate to have worked with Alan and be exposed to his graceful methods. He had that rare ability to shift the energy of a set the moment he walked on. I will never forget his deep, measured and theatrical voice. He will be missed by the Potter family.”

Meanwhile, Jamie Campbell Bower (Gellert Grindelwald), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), and Warwick Davis (Griphook) also took to social media to share their memories of him.

Our thoughts remain with Alan‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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Rupert Grint on Alan Rickman's Death: 'I Will Always Hear His Voice'

Rupert Grint on Alan Rickman's Death: 'I Will Always Hear His Voice'

Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint was saddened to hear about the death of his former co-star Alan Rickman.

The 27-year-old actor released a statement, saying, “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. My thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.”

In case you didn’t know, Rupert and Alan starred in all eight Harry Potter films together.

Their co-star Daniel Radcliffe also released a statement, as did Emma Watson. Read hers here.

Our thoughts are also with Alan‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

Emma Watson Releases Statement on Alan Rickman's Sudden Death

Emma Watson Releases Statement on Alan Rickman's Sudden Death

Emma Watson just released a statement on the tragic death of her former Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman.

“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,” the 25-year-old actress wrote on her Facebook account.

Alan and Emma worked together on all eight of the Harry Potter films.

Our continued thoughts are with Alan‘s friends and loved ones during this time.

Daniel Radcliffe Mourns 'Harry Potter' Co-Star Alan Rickman's Death

Daniel Radcliffe Mourns 'Harry Potter' Co-Star Alan Rickman's Death

Daniel Radcliffe has just released a statement on the tragic death of his Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman.

The 26-year-old actor worked with the 69-year-old British legend on all 8 of the movies.

“Alan Rickman is 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. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I’m pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn’t have to do that. I know other people who’ve been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say ‘if you call Alan, it doesn’t matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he’s doing, he’ll get back to you within a day,’” the 26-year-old actor wrote on his official Google Plus page.

“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,” Daniel continued.

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J.K. Rowling on Alan Rickman's Death: He Was a Wonderful Man

J.K. Rowling on Alan Rickman's Death: He Was a Wonderful Man

J.K. Rowling, who authored the “Harry Potter” series, has taken to her Twitter account to mourn the death of Alan Rickman.

The 69-year-old actor portrayed Severus Snape in all of the Harry Potter films.

“There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man,” J.K. wrote. “My thoughts are with Rima and the rest of Alan’s family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts.”

'Harry Potter' Actor Alan Rickman Dead at 69

'Harry Potter' Actor Alan Rickman Dead at 69

Alan Rickman, well known for playing Professor Severus Snape in all eight of the Harry Potter movies, has passed away at the age of 69.

The 69-year-old actor, who also starred in movies such as Love Actually and Die Hard, died on Thursday (January 14). He had been battling cancer.

“The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends,” his rep told THR in a statement.

Alan secretly married his partner of many years last year.

Our thoughts go out to Alan‘s family and friends during this time.