Alan Rickman’s Diaries”

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Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman is released later this month, with entries written by the actor himself, who is well known to Wizarding World fans for playing Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film franchise. Those narrating the audiobook version include some of his colleagues Potter teammates.

Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) lend their voices to the audiobook alongside Rickman’s wife, Rima Horton, and close friend Steven Crossley. The foreword will be read by another Potter actress, Dame Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney), who starred alongside Rickman in other films, including love in fact and Sense and sensitivity.

The book came out on October 8and features “volumes of journal entries written by the late actor spanning from 1993 to his death in 2016.” In the book, Rickman details his life and career.

From the interior of his house to the sets of films and plays including Sense and sensitivity, die hardthe Harry Potter Noel Coward’s franchise Private life and the last film he directed, A bit of chaosRickman’s diaries offer insight into his private and public life.

Henry Holt and Co. describe the upcoming book as “Like listening to Rickman chat with a close companion.”

Meet Rickman the accomplished professional actor, but also the friend, the traveler, the fan, the director, the enthusiast; in short, the man beyond the icon,” describes Henry Holt and Co. of the upcoming book.

The book presents Rickman’s reflections on the Harry Potter series, including how it thinks about not continuing to play the role of Severus Snapealongside many other opinions on the franchise.

The Hollywood Reporter shared an audiobook excerpt narrated by Enoch, which may be listened and read online. Enoch discusses Rickman’s first film encounters, how he met his future wife, and his role in the Harry Potter movies.

The first decade of the new century was largely devoted to the eight-movie Harry Potter series. He played Severus Snape, the famously grumpy professor with a ready mind, a role he’s become synonymous with, and one that dramatically lowered the average age of his burgeoning fanbase.

Will you get your hands on a copy of Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman when it comes out later this month?

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