Published diary of the Late Alan Rickman reveals fun Harry Potter tidbits, and Hollywood gossip

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According to the late Alan Rickman, Liam Gallagher is a great rock singer but an absolute tosser as a person, Gwyneth Paltrow is more beautiful off-screen, and Meryl Streep is fun and gossipy.

These are just some excerpts from the late Harry Potter actor’s diary, which is being published in a book next month.


Rickman, well-known for playing professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, passed away in 2016 due to pancreatic cancer.

Through 25 years of diary entries, we get a better sense of his health struggles, his career, and an inside look at the making of the Harry Potter films.

The Guardian recently published a few entries, one talking about his respect for then-child star Daniel Radcliffe.

In 2003 when they began filming Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban he wrote, “Daniel is so concentrated now. Serious and focused – but with a sense of fun. I still don’t think he’s really an actor, but he will undoubtedly direct/produce. And he has such quiet, dignified support from his parents. Nothing is pushed.”


Rickman was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 but continued to be part of the franchise.

Shortly after undergoing surgery, he wrote, “Finally, yes to HP 5. The sensation is neither up nor down. The argument that wins is the one that says: ‘See it through. It’s your story.'”

The diary isn’t just about his time in Harry Potter, though. He had a huge career and met several influential people throughout his years.

The book “Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman,” is out Oct. 18.

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