Daniel Radcliffe Tearful Tribute To Alan Rickman

Posted on January 15th, 2016 at 11:05 am
True Daniel Radcliffe Tearful TributeDaniel Radcliffe is honoring his late friend and co-star, Alan Rickman. The Harry Potter actor passed away on Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 69. "Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I've ever met in the film industry," Radcliffe wrote on his Google Plus page. "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.'" "People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner(or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny," Radcliffe continues, adding, "And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass." "As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child," Daniel adds. "Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man." Emma Watson also took to her Facebook page to express her condolences. "I'm very sad to hear about Alan today. I feel so lucky to have worked and spent time with such a special man and actor. I'll really miss our conversations. RIP Alan. We love you." And Potter author J.K. Rowling also took to Twitter, saying, "There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman's death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man. My thoughts are with Rima and the rest of Alan's family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts."