The personal papers of Alan Rickman reveal the late actor was “frustrated” by one of his most famous roles – Severus Snape, the sneering teacher of the Harry Potter films.
An archive of papers belonging to Rickman, who died in 2016, was presented for sale at this week’s ABA Rare Book Fair in London – including a postcard from David Hayman, the producer who cast Rickman in the role of Snape.
“Thank you for making [2002’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets] a success”, Hayman writes. “I know, at times, you are frustrated but please know that you are an integral part of the films. And you are brilliant.” Read more