Alan Rickman's diaries will be published as a book

Lula Sharp
November 23, 2020

He started writing them in the early 90s as he began his acting career, thanks to things like Die HeartIt seems he had the foresight to think, "He's going to be a favorite actor one day, and people will listen to me". All of them will be edited down into a single book.

He was known for his roles in the Harry Potter film franchise, as well as Bottle Shock, Love Actually, Sense and Sensibility, Galaxy Quest, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Die Hard. It can be edited by Alan Taylor, editor of the Scottish Evaluation of Books, who additionally put collectively "The Nation Diaries", a assortment of pastoral journalist from Beatrix Potter, Dorothy Wordsworth, John Fowles and extra.

"I'm delighted that Canongate will be publishing Alan's diaries, and couldn't have wished for a finer appointment of editor than Alan Taylor", said Rima Horton, Rickman's widow, in an interview with The Guardian. They lead right up to his death as the result of pancreatic cancer aged 69.

Horton says his personal diaries show "the real Alan", including his sense of humor; who he was deep down inside, as well as his "devotion to the arts".

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In an interview with The Guardian, Taylor described the diaries as "anecdotal, indiscreet, witty, gossipy and utterly candid". Rickman, who has worked alongside some of the best in the business, kept note of all they key moments of his life and maintained the act of writing down his thoughts across a 25 year period.

Taylor added that the diaries are "anecdotal, indiscreet, witty, gossipy and utterly candid, they make compulsive reading and offer a peerless insight into the daily life of a remarkable actor who was as beloved in the U.S. as he surely was in the United Kingdom".

In the Harry Potter series Rickman played wizard Severus Snape, a teacher at Hogwarts.

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