ByTisha Mae Eaton, writer at
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One of the roles that Alan Rickman is most famous for, of course, is Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series. While he was intimidating in the role, over the years the young actors have had nothing but praises when it comes to working with him. With the news of his passing, Daniel took to Google+ and posted his own feelings on the loss of such an incredible actor.

"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.

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.

As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man."

He also went on to share one of the more famous behind the scenes photos of him with Rupert Grint and Alan all having a laugh.

"I like this photo. It was taken, if I'm not mistaken, while rehearsing a scene where Alan clipped me and Rupert round the back of a head with a book. We all, apparently, found this hard to do without laughing."

He finished with a final image, a cartoon from The New Yorker with two of Alan's most famous on screen adversaries
Art by Benjamin Schwartz
Art by Benjamin Schwartz

It is clear that Alan won't just be missed by his fans, but by the people who knew him personally as well. He made an impact on so many people's lives, and his legacy won't soon be forgotten

[Sources: New York Times, Google+]


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