Alan Rickman

Dec. 30, 2011 | 12:26 p.m.

‘Harry Potter’: Alan Rickman looks back on decade of dark magic

No one sneers or snarls quite like Alan Rickman and, looking back on a cinematic decade of “Harry Potter,” his Severus Snape now stands as the franchise’s most fascinating figure after being revealed in the eighth film as misunderstood double-agent motivated by long-lost love. According to David Yates, the director of the final four “Potter” movies, there was a similar sort of aura around Rickman on the set when he wore the black robes and sour scowl of his character even when the cameras weren’t rolling. “My early reaction to Alan was, ‘Wow, he’s really prickly and quite unpleasant,'” Yates said during a recent Los Angeles visit. “But there’s a method to his madness. I realized that he has to get in that zone when he’s on the set. When I finally met him away from the job, he was […]
July 16, 2011 | 4:36 p.m.

‘Harry Potter’: Alan Rickman’s ‘prickly’ genius and killer glare

David Yates, the soft-spoken auteur who directed the final four films in the history-making franchise, watched an early Imax screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2″  with 340 lucky Hero Complex readers and then took the stage to talk about the new movie and (dab those Muggle tears) the end of a magical movie era.  We’ll be bringing you video highlights from the Q&A in upcoming days (you can see the first one right here) and below is one that will be of particular interest to Snape fans.   To find out about all of the upcoming free Imax movie previews in Southern California, follow us on Twitter: @LATherocomplex –Geoff Boucher RECENT AND RELATED Photos: Daniel Radcliffe’s decade as Harry potter Photos: Hermione Granger through the years Photos: Ron Weasley through the years Photos: Hogwarts professors and first-class actors Photos: The […]
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