Harry Potter Stars Are Narrating Alan Rickman’s Diary

Harry Potter stars Alfred Enoch and Bonnie Wright will narrate the audiobook version of Alan Rickman's published diaries.

By Chad Langen | Published

Alan Rickman was an acclaimed actor known for his roles in films like Die Hard and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, but he became a household name after portraying the character of Professor Severus Snape in the beloved Harry Potter movies. Recently, it was revealed the collection of the star’s handwritten diaries were being turned into a book entitle Madly Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman, which will give readers an insight into the actor’s private and public life when it releases later this month. Now, ComicBook is reporting that Harry Potter stars Alfred Enoch, who played Dean Thomas in the series, and Bonnie Wright, who portrayed Ginn Weasley, will collaborate on the audiobook with Rickman’s wife, Rima Horton, as well as his good friend, Steven Crossley.

When it comes to Harry Potter, Alan Rickman was always vocal about his admiration of the film series in the seemingly countless interviews he participated in. He was extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to play Professor Snape in the movies, and he formed close friendships with several cast and crew members during the making of the films. In addition to Enoch and Wright working on the audiobook of Madly Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, who portrayed Sybill Trelawney in the Harry Potter series, wrote the foreword for the upcoming book.

Alan Rickman appeared as Severus Snape in all eight Harry Potter movies, which combined, grossed over $7.5 billion globally, and that doesn’t include the Fantastic Beasts spin-offs. Before that, Rickman was arguably best known for his role as the villainous Hans Gruber in the 1988 classic action flick Die Hard. His first on-screen role was in the 1978 series The BBC Television Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet as the character Tybalt, and his final acting credit was in 2016, where he voiced Absolem in Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988)

In August 2015, Rickman had a minor stroke, which led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. On January 14th, 2016, fans were left heartbroken when it was announced that the Harry Potter alum tragically passed away in London at the age of 69. His remains were cremated the following month, and his final two films, Eye in the Sky and Alice Through the Looking Glass, were dedicated to his memory, as was The Limehouse Golem, which the actor had lined up as his next project before his passing.

Alan Rickman was clearly adored by a lot of folks in the industry, as is showcased by the number of former colleagues who have lent their talent and support on the upcoming book Madly Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman. Several excerpts from the forthcoming book have made their way online, and it looks like Harry Potter is a hot topic, which isn’t surprising considering the amount of time he spent on the set of all eight movies. While you wait for the book, which is scheduled to release October 18th, you can take a trip down memory lane with Alan Rickman’s Severus Snape on Peacock, where all eight Harry Potter films are currently streaming.