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J.K. Rowling Reveals the Secret She Told Alan Rickman About Snape

J.K. Rowling has revealed the secret piece of information she gave Alan Rickman during the filming of Harry Potter about his famous character Severus Snape.

Alan confided that J.K. had given him special insight about the character in a 2010 interview with RTE.

“She gave me one little piece of information, which I always said I would never share with anybody and never have, and never will,” Alan said. “It wasn’t a plot point, or crucial in any tangible way, but it was crucial to me as a piece of information that made me travel down that road rather than that one or that one or that one.”

When a fan asked J.K. about it on Twitter following Alan’s death, she finally shared the famous secret, writing, “I told Alan what lies behind the word ‘always.’”

Salma Hayek Writes Lovely Tribute to Late Friend Alan Rickman

Salma Hayek is a beauty in floral while posing for pictures during the press conference for her new animated film The Prophet held at Hotel St Regis on Saturday (January 16) in Mexico City, Mexico.

The day before, the 49-year-old actress took to Instagram to share a photo tribute to her late Dogma co-star Alan Rickman.

“In memory of my brilliant friend Alan Rickman. He will forever be loved wherever he is. #tbt #alanrickman #talent #dogma #loved #memorial #rip #friend,” Salma captioned it.

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Harry Potter's Sean Biggerstaff Pens Touching Tribute To Alan Rickman

Harry Potter actor Sean Biggerstaff wrote Alan Rickman a tribute letter that will have you in tears.

The 32-year-old actor, who played Oliver Wood in the Harry Potter movies, penned a very touching tribute to Alan, who passed away on Thursday (January 14).

“I don’t know what I did to deserve a friend like Alan. He looked out for me for twenty years and I loved him. I don’t know what to do now,” he shared on Twitter, before posting a longer tribute.

“In 1994 I, an 11-year-old idiot, walked into a rehearsal room in the Old Athenaeum in Glasgow and was welcomed by the fucking Sheriff of Nottingham in a voice which made the room tremble. We sat down and my audition started, reading straight off the page dialogue so unavoidably brilliant that all you needed to do was read it straight off the page.

I did not get the part.

I was too young.

I did, however, receive a long, hand-written letter from Joyce Nettles, the casting director, thanking me for auditioning and expressing regret that it hadn’t worked out. The only time this has ever happened. I think Alan may have had something to do with that.”

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Anne Hathaway Pays Tribute to Alan Rickman

Anne Hathaway tries to keep her baby bump covered in a flowing grey jacket on Thursday (January 14) while out in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 33-year-old actress was heading to a gym session, working to stay fit while pregnant!

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Later that day, Anne took to her Instagram to pay tribute to her late Alice in Wonderland co-star Alan Rickman, who passed away that day after a battle with cancer.

“‘Good night, sweet prince. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.’ #AlanRickman,” she wrote along with an image of the actor.

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'Harry Potter' Alums Share Reactions to Alan Rickman's Death

The stars of Harry Potter are speaking out in sadness about the death of their late co-star Alan Rickman.

Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Jamie Campbell Bower (Gellert Grindelwald), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), and Warwick Davis (Griphook) have all released statements.

“As a young actor I was incredibly fortunate to have worked with Alan and be exposed to his graceful methods,” Bonnie told “He had that rare ability to shift the energy of a set the moment he walked on. I will never forget his deep, measured and theatrical voice. He will be missed by the Potter family.”

Our thoughts remain with Alan‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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Alan Rickman's Last 2 Movies Will Be Released This Year

Alan Rickman sadly passed away on Thursday (January 14) after battling cancer, and fans have been left devastated.

The 69-year-old actor kept quite busy in the years leading up to his sudden death, and it may be bittersweet for fans to see his final two films, both of which will hit theaters before the summer.

The first film that will be released is titled Eye in the Sky, which also stars Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, and Barkhad Abdi.

The film is about a military officer who is in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. She sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone. It will hit theaters on March 11, 2016.

Alan‘s last film to be released will be Alice Through the Looking Glass, which will be released on May 27, 2016. The film will follow Alice as she travels back to Wonderland to save the Mad Hatter. Alan will be reprising his role as the Blue Caterpillar.

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Emma Thompson Writes Touching Tribute to Frequent Co-Star Alan Rickman

Emma Thompson just wrote a very touching tribute to her friend and frequent collaborator Alan Rickman, who passed away on Thursday (January 14) at the age of 69 from cancer.

“Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye. What I remember most in this moment of painful leave-taking is his humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness. His capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word. The intransigence which made him the great artist he was – his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me, and the fact that he never spared me the view,” the 56-year-old actress said in a statement to Just Jared.

“I learned a lot from him. He was the finest of actors and directors. I couldn’t wait to see what he was going to do with his face next. I consider myself hugely privileged to have worked with him so many times and to have been directed by him. He was the ultimate ally. In life, art and politics. I trusted him absolutely. He was, above all things, a rare and unique human being and we shall not see his like again,” Emma concluded.

Emma and Alan worked together on several films including Sense and Sensibility, The Song of Lunch, The Winter Guest, Judas Kiss, the Harry Potter franchise, and Love Actually.

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