Alan Rickman’s co-star from three of his films, Emma Thompson, tells HollywoodLife.com in a statement that what she will miss the most is his ‘humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness.’ Keep reading to see her emotional message about the late actor.
Alan Rickman, 69, is being remembered by his co-stars and Emma Thompson‘s sentiments have eloquently put it best. Emma starred in movies with Alan like Harry Potter, Love Actually and Sense and Sensibility. Her statement not only reveals their close bond but how much she respected him.
In a statement to HollywoodLife.com, Emma said: “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.” To see more comments from his co-stars click here.
They starred in several hit films together including: Judas Kiss, The Song of Lunch, Love Actually and three of the Harry Potter movies. Here’s what Daniel Radcliffe said: “Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also one of the most loyal and most supportive people I’ve ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I’m pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn’t have to do that. I know other people who’ve been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say ‘if you call Alan, it doesn’t matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he’s doing, he’ll get back to you within a day.’”
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts go out to Alan’s family and friends.