‘Harry Potter’ Actors Alfred Enoch & Bonnie Wright to Help Narrate Late Alan Rickman’s Diaries in Audiobook.

The audiobook of late Snape actor Alan Rickman’s diaries will be read by Harry Potter actors Alfred Enoch and Bonnie Wright. The audiobook of Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman is narrated by two Harry Potter actors.
According to Rolling Stone, Alfred Enoch and Bonnie Wright will narrate parts of the upcoming book by the late Alan Rickman, which will be available in shops this fall. Throughout the whole Harry Potter film series, Enoch played Dean Thomas, Seamus Finnigan’s best friend, and Wright portrayed Ginny Weasley.

Additionally, In HBO Max’s Return to Hogwarts, the franchise’s 20th-anniversary reunion, Enoch and Wright both made a comeback. Recently, The Guardian revealed a few passages from actor Alan Rickman’s private journals. He discussed how advanced knowledge of Severus Snape’s character affected his artistic choices and compared the death scene to one from a Japanese epic.

The future publication’s audiobook edition read by Enoch, Wright, the actor’s widow Rima Horton, and his close friend Steve Crossley. In addition to Harry Potter, Rickman’s journals detail his set encounters with movies like Sense and Sensibility and Die Hard. The collection of diaries includes an afterword by Horton and a foreword by Rickman’s co-star in Sense and Sensibility, Emma Thompson.

“From inside his home to sets of films & plays including Sense & Sensibility, Die Hard, the Harry Potter franchise to Nol Coward’s Private Lives & the final film he directed, A Little Chaos-Rickman’s diaries offer insight into both his private & public life,” reads the description of Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman. Henry Holt and Co lauded the forthcoming book. “Reading them is similar to listening to Rickman converse with a close friend. Meet Rickman, the consummate actor who also happens to be a friend, traveller, admirer, filmmaker, and enthusiast—in other words, the man who goes beyond the icon.”

In 1988’s Die Hard, Rickman made his acting debut as Hans Gruber, the film’s villain. The actor played the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Which came out three years after Die Hard. Rickman had a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company Before joining the cast of the Christmas action movie. He also nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Rickman has a reputation for frequently playing villains across his many films. The Love Actually actor nearly declined the role of Snape out of concern over  stereotyped. Chris Columbus, the director of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, said, “He was apprehensive. Because he hadn’t want to be typecast as a villain, especially after Die Hard and, I guess, Robin Hood [Prince of Thieves].”

Rickman passed away from pancreatic cancer at 69 years old in 2016.
Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman hits shelves on Oct. 18, 2022.

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