Back in 2011, JK Rowling very teasingly said that she had given Alan Rickman “one tiny, little, left of field piece of information" to help him understand how best to to play Severus Snape.
A Harry Potter fan left a very touching tribute to Alan Rickman at Snape’s door
Fans said it was a fitting tribute to Alan Rickman, who played Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films
Rickman's raffish good looks, velvety voice and wry warmth made him a box office hit
The world is mourning the loss of a British film and theatre great on Thursday after Alan Rickman passed away from cancer.
Just too mean
JK Rowling fans are eager to know more about the adventures of Harry's parents
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Rickman has died aged 69, his family have confirmed
'She thought for a moment, then said ‘no’, and hung up'
"To say it's not as it was intended is so unimaginative."
'Can't wait to see her as Hermione on stage this year'
With a Coens’ comedy, a Scorsese show, and two new Harry Potter instalments also to look forward to, it's going to be quite a year
Your tweets about Hermione's race were an afterthought - but it's OK: we're happy you're helping to add diversity to the franchise
J.K. Rowling said she was "so excited" by the casting choices for the new trio
JK Rowling has expressed how excited she is about the casting choices