Daniel Radcliffe is still fondly known for his role as Harry Potter in the series of movies based on the books by J.K. Rowling. Over the years of filming the movie franchise, he had the opportunity to get to know the late Alan Rickman (who famously played Severus Snape) very well. Rickman passed away last week at the age of 69 after battling cancer, much to the dismay of his many fans, his friends, and his family.
Radcliffe spoke of Rickman’s kindness and how supportive he was.
“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.’ “
Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Mike Newell prove that Harry and Snape actually can get along. pic.twitter.com/MYnmYSlMb5
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When the Harry Potter movies were done, Rickman wrote a goodbye letter that was published in Empire Magazine, in which he spoke of seeing Daniel Radcliffe grow up and how brilliant Radcliffe was onstage.
Alan Rickman’s heartfelt goodbye letter to his Severus Snape role shortly after wrapping on Deathly Hallows: Part 2. pic.twitter.com/m8Z3QcWp8G
— HARRY POTTER FACTS (@TheHPFacts) January 14, 2016
“I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for the last time. On the screen were some flashback shots of Daniel, Emma, and Rupert from ten years ago. They were 12. I have also recently returned from New York, and while I was there, I saw Daniel singing and dancing (brilliantly) on Broadway. A lifetime seems to have passed in minutes.”
— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPix) January 18, 2016
Daniel Radcliffe had a lot of fun filming the Harry Potter movies with Rickman and the entire cast, and apparently, they had a lot of fun with him. Cosmopolitan reports that when filming the scene in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in which the students are all sleeping in the Great Hall, Rickman and Michael Gambon (who played the second Professor Dumbledore) had put a fart machine in Radcliffe’s sleeping bag. Naturally, Radcliffe had no idea it was there.
Daniel Radcliffe has come a long way from the days of Harry Potter. Of course, he has only grown in his talent for acting, but he has also grown into a sculpted young man. Refinery 29 reports that Radcliffe recently did a photo shoot for Vanity Fair Italy, and he showed off some serious abs.
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) January 19, 2016
Out reports that in his interview with Vanity Fair Italy, Daniel Radcliffe spoke about his butt being voted “Rear of the Year 2015“.
“My girlfriend was the first person to inform me of my ‘victory’. She sent me a text, teasing me. I personally find it a bit strange: I never showed my butt once last year! But I’m grateful to those who voted, I’d be extremely flattered to be considered again next year.”
Daniel Radcliffe is building a nice career for himself and taking on some awesome roles in the process. He has done it through his own talent and with the help of mentors like Alan Rickman. It will be exciting to see what will come from Daniel Radcliffe in the future!
[Composite image containing photos by Tim P. Whitby, Chris Jackson/Getty Images]