Outpouring of Memories From Potter Cast for Alan Rickman


With the passing of Alan Rickman, one of the Potterverse greats, we take a minute to acknowledge all the remembrances and statements from those who worked with him on the Harry Potter series.

Yesterday was one of the hardest days ever for the Potterverse, as one of it’s most beloved members, Alan Rickman, passed away after a long battle with cancer. We tried to update our obituary over the day with the remembrances and statements from the Potter cast, but it seemed that everyone came out of the woodwork by the time the day was over to post their grief and sorrow at his passing. Not only did we have statements from Rowling, Radcliffe, Watson, Grint, Lewis and the Phelps, but from many of the major actors who played roles in the Harry Potter series, as well as some of those who have only just joined the Potterverse in the new productions underway.

We posted this one from J.K. Rowling yesterday:

But unfortunately missed her follow up:

Emma Watson put out an official statement via Facebook. On Twitter she posted this:

Emma Thompson, who famously starred with Rickman in several productions, including the Potter series but out a full tribute statement via the RadioTimes:

Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye.

What I remember most in this moment of painful leave-taking is his humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness. His capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word. The intransigence which made him the great artist he was – his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me, and the fact that he never spared me the view. I learned a lot from him.

He was the finest of actors and directors. I couldn’t wait to see what he was going to do with his face next. I consider myself hugely privileged to have worked with him so many times and to have been directed by him.

He was the ultimate ally. In life, art and politics. I trusted him absolutely.

He was, above all things, a rare and unique human being and we shall not see his like again.

From Natalia Tena, who played Tonks

From Jason Isaacs, who played Lucius Malfoy.

From Katie Leung, who played Cho Chang

From Evanna Lynch:

From Afshan Azad, who played Padma Patil:

Warwick Davis who played fellow Hogwarts professor Flitwick:

From Sean Biggerstaff who played Oliver Wood:

From Devon Murray, who played Seamus:

From Jamie Campbell Bower, who worked with him in Sweeney Todd, as well in the Potter movies where he played Gellert Grindelwald.

Louis Cordice, who played Blaise Zabini.

From Alison Sudol, who is set to star in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts movie:

And from Noma Dumezweni, who is set to star in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

It speaks to how much Alan Rickman touched so many of those he worked with that this outpouring of memories came from so many people. Raise your wands.