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Daniel Radcliffe Releases Statement on Alan Rickman's Death

Daniel Radcliffe Releases Statement on Alan Rickman's Death

Daniel Radcliffe has taken to his official Google Plus page to mourn the death of his Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman.

“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.

“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.

Click inside to read the rest of Daniel Radcliffe’s statement on Alan Rickman’s death…

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.

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  • Anna

    RIP Alan Rickman

  • Ariana

    I know that Radcliffe really admired him alot. RIP Alan Rickman.

  • disqus_tu0VPi4B9Z

    OMG what a lost! I am very sad! Lovely words from Daniel to Alan. I am sure all fans of Potter movies love Severios character. Our love to Alan’s family.

  • Guest

    R.I.P. Alan Rickman, a gentleman, a talented and versatile actor. Saw outtakes from one of the first Harry Potter movies and you could see he had a great sense of humor. In an Entertainment Weekly special edition about Harry Potter one person mentioned how it was his birthday (or the birthday of somebody visiting the set that day) and how Rickman sang Happy Birthday to them! One of a kind!