Alan Rickman in the play Private Lives [2001-2002]
[Suzie Mackenzie (interviewer for The Guardian) on Alan Rickman]"People sometimes describe Rickman as aloof, haughty, a ‘guru’, but instead of some bleak, intimidating oracle, I meet a warm, intelligent man who giggles a lot. He is not easy, he admits it himself (“Good luck with this one …”). And his first words - following my standard “Pleased to meet you” - are an Eeyorish, “Whoever I may be”. But he is candid. He will try to be honest, he says. He can’t help it if there’s a voice in the back of his head checking everything he says.”
London, 21st February 1948
Happy 68th Birthday, Alan Rickman! (21.02.1946)
It’s not just work, it’s your life. And it’s a human need to be told stories. The more we’re governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.
Something I’ve never noticed before:
Snape not only deflects McGonagall’s attack but uses it to take down Alecto and Amycus in a single armwave behind his visual field. Like they both had their wands out too but BOY they did not see that coming. Snape knew that he needed to get rid of them before being driven out of the castle so that they wouldn’t harm any of the students GOD what a badass motherfucker
oh my god