Alan Rickman Finishes “Deathly Hallows” Filming


Apr 09, 2010

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Thanks to Snitch Seeker we can tell you about a recent interview with Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) in which it is confirmed that Rickman has completed filming for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” The International Herald Tribune interviewed actor and director Alan Rickman about bringing Creditors to New York City’s Brooklyn Academy of Music after a two year break since the play’s original London run. Rickman’s role in the Harry Potter films is mentioned briefly:

Mr. Rickman, who is known mostly as an actor despite several acclaimed turns as a film and theatre director, was less eager to discuss his own career. Not that it is bereft of interesting developments. The day before, for example, Mr. Rickman, 64, had just finished filming the final “Harry Potter” movie. His portrayal of the slithery and surprising Severus Snape has brought him fame as never before, making him into one of the world’s most celebrated movie villains, a thrilling antihero to the Potter-mad masses. But in his own mind Mr. Rickman had merely jumped form one intense experience to another, and he was thoroughly focused on “Creditors.”

Snitch Seeker has scans of the full interview in their galleries, including a new photo of Rickman directing Creditors. The play opens on the 16th of April at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; as we previously told you, Rickman will take part in a pre-performance Artist Talk at BAMs Harvey Theatre on the 27th of April at 6pm. Tickets to the 45 minute Artist Talk cost $10 and can be purchased at this link.

Many thanks again to Snitch Seeker for the heads up!

125 Responses to Alan Rickman Finishes “Deathly Hallows” Filming

Avatar ImageSwedishSkinJer says: Thank you for all that you have done, Alan Rickman. Your portrayal of Snape will always be something that I'll admire as a fan. :)Avatar Imagewrightrox says: wow....cannot believe this is really coming to an end...... we need more SNAPEAvatar ImagePeverell62442 says: This makes me cry! I can't believe it's coming to an end! All the major characters are going to slowly slip away until they're all done! I wonder what the very last scene that is every shot will be and who will be in it...Avatar ImageScarStruck says: Oh mmmmmmmmmmy god.That's like....omg this is really happening.Awww I can't believe he's done!! =( Thank you Alan Rickman, you have portrayed on of the most amazing characters of all time and done an epic job, thankyou for showing so much respect to the character and I reaaaaaaaaally hope you got to answer the question "after all this time?" and said "always" while filming (because if you didn't I'll scream) lol.We love Snape!!! (and you!)Avatar Imagehrhgnl says: It is so hard to believe that his part is finished. I hope that means they left Snape's death scene in the movie. Only he could do the scene justice.Avatar ImageScarStruck says: *I'm not crying no no no no I'm not crying* Awww =( *sob*Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: Wow... crazy to think that they're really almost done... Thank you, Mr. Rickman, you were an AMAZING Snape!!!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I LUV HIM AS SNAPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagesessionka says: I live close to NYC. I might check out the pre-performance talk. I've never been to one of those. As for the emotional part.... wwaaaaahhhhh!!!! :-(Avatar ImageCatherine says: omg omg!!!!! snape is now offically...gone...passed on.....AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageRG93 says: I can't take all of this. Most of my life has been filled with waiting for Harry Potter since like 2nd or 3rd grade and now it's over :[Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: Ohhh, I'm am so dreading seeing DH Part 2! "THE END" :-(Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: Wow. I can't believe Snape is done with the series. Now I just want to lay down and cry. Thank you, Alan Rickman, for bringing one of the best literary characters EVER to true life so faithfully, so wonderfully and incomparably. We need MORE!!!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Wow I cant believe he's finished filming...thats means as of right now Snape is really and truely dead. Thats depressing......the whole will be over in less thantwo months. I think I might cry. :(Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: I'm with all of you! Wahhhhhhh!!!! :( I can't believe it either, tears rolling down my eyes. I wish we would have known he was just about to finish, just wham! he finished! He needs to realize what history he has made, and became a part of. Maybe later he will see what effect this story, characters, him! has made on all of us! For the better! Thank You Alan! You did brilliant! sob 'the bravest man I ever knew'. Dumbledore's Army salutes you! XOAvatar Imageradish_earrings says: This is heartbreaking. He *is* Severus Snape, and Snape was a hero. I'm not entirely sure how I'll be able to handle Snape's death in Deathly Hallows. Thank you SO much, Alan Rickman.Avatar ImageRandomPotterInk says: We will miss you Snape. You were the most complex and real character in the entire series.Avatar ImageStarlysh says: Wow...this is really ending. How depressing. I'm excited that we will all watch it together at LC11 though.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: He's all done playing Snape?! It can't be! In my mind Snape will always live on... Alan Rickman plays him perfectly and I only wish he understood how wonderful he is to be a part of the HP series. Everything is coming to an end so fast! :(Avatar Imagebellaohbella says: ohh i didnt want him to finish filming the more snape the better he heAvatar Imageronlvr44 says: aw i feel like crying.. its almost over. :/Avatar ImageMadam Snape says: Snape is my all-time favourite book caracter. I love him with all my heart - always have (from day 1! Even though my HP friends hated him with all their might and tried several times to convince me to join them) and always will. To quote my friend **RandomPotterInk** he was indeed "the most complex and real character in the entire series" and I just loved the portrayal Alan Rickman gave this brilliant caracter. Mr Rickman really got what Snape was all about... Thank you so much for all you've presented us with!!! We'll miss you, Alan! You're a fabulous actor...Avatar ImageDawna says: So sad that the end is near...but dying to see the film interpretations!Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: Wow...we knew this was coming....but's hard to see it end! I can't imagine anyone else portraying Snape as perfectly as Alan Rickman....Great Job!Avatar ImageTonks1 says: OMG, it does seem to have a finallity to it. This has been a huge part of our lives. Alan Richman we all salute you. I can also say with conviction that we will all cry when we watch Professor Snape's final scene with Harry. Alan Rickman you did a remarkable job. You performed Prof. Snape just how I pictured him. Tears, tears, tears, tears. Avatar ImageCaracticus says: When there is a series of films, I wonder if there will be Oscar nominations for the 'body of work' that is the Harry Potter series: I have heard that his performance in the finale is noteworthy, so perhaps Mr. Rickman will merit a nomination after DH part 2 is released... I hope the role is meaty enough, but if Robin Williams can win for Good Will Hunting, I think Mr. Rickman should be in the running.Avatar ImageCaracticus says: I should clarify that I think Mr. Rickman should be nominated for Best Supporting Actor for DHpart2 in recognition of his work throughout the series. I thought that but I guess I should have typed it, too :-)Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: OMG!!! Is sad to know that he ended filming cuz that means Snape is dead!!! =/ GREAT ACTOR ALAN!!! =DAvatar Imagehewy says: Thank you Alan Rickman for a brilliant portrayal of a most complex character. Will cry when the final Snape scene is on the screen that is a given. Do not like to think about "THE END"! Too, too sad!!!!!Avatar ImageTassana Burrfoot says: I'm not surprised that he didn't really want to speak about Potter, especially since he's focused more on his directing. I would really love to see a full interview once all the movies are out, however. I've always valued Mr. Rickman's opinion on things. He is an incredibly talented actor and I am very pleased that he had achieved the role of Severus Snape. There will never be anyone to replace him. Ever.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Wow thats soo sad. It really means this is all coming to an end ='(Avatar Imagevespasian68967 says: As long as they put in Snape's dying words, I'll be happy. I think Mr. Rickman can do them justice.Avatar Imagedecarus says: I think Alan Rickman is great as Snape, but i thought Snape's storyline in the last book was silly. I hope they cut most of the prince's tale and only leave in enough to make the film make sense. Snape may have been a hero because he ended up on the right side of the war, but he was not the bravest man. He treated Harry like crap and didn't want anyone to know that he had changed. He was not a complex character. He was obsessed with Lilly and she got killed because he wanted her and thought that Voldemort would actually just kill James and Harry. He trusted the woman he 'loved' to a man that he knew could not be trusted and she died for it. If he really loved her he never would have taken that chance and would have thought about her and not himself. Snape was not a good man. Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: omg. im crying.i dont eve know what to say. :(Avatar Imagepotterforpresident says: God, I'm crying, I'm really crying, I can't believe it. Thank you for everything, Alan Rickman!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Well that's it. It really is ending.Avatar ImageEvagirl says: It's sort of sad, that some of the important actors are finishing filming... but I suppose it's also a sing, that the release of the final movies is drawing nearer... Avatar ImageFifi says: Snape is dead! :( Avatar ImageFilmGirl27 says: Oh God it's's really ending! Snape is gone.... :(Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: well he was totally awesome as snape.Avatar ImageKaty Wilde says: I can't believe he finished filming...This means the whole film may be ending very soon... I think I might start to cry... :'( Thank Alan, for perfoming (so faithfully) and bringing to life one of the most amazing characters ever!!! Avatar ImageTotal-Eclipse014 says: That's like a sign that its all coming to an end. Him finishing filming. it really sad. Avatar Imagerohit_albus severus says: omg! I m dumbstruck...wel i don't think anyone could have portrayed snape so good... Thanks this character of yours would die as a brave hero...must feel sort of proud of yourself...great job accomplished! Avatar Imageshellybasson says: He's gonna die. I loved Alan Rickman's portrayal. I shall miss himAvatar Imagecuteh888 says: I actually pouted when I saw feels so real now that these movies are coming to an end when you hear of a major character like Snape being done makes me so sad! This is actually a shock that he is done, it came from nowhere too but wow Alan is amazing! He will always be Snape to me :D Brilliant actor! Avatar ImageRebekka says: Thank you Alan Rickman for your fantastic, incredible work! You were exactly the Snape I had in my mind while reading the books! It's really sad to hear that after the books, the films will have to end as well now. Avatar ImageKneazlekoneko says: Wow, I cant believe we're this near the end. It seems like only yesterday that I was unwrapping the christmas wrappings of the first HP book. I'm close to tears here, this is just so unreal somehow :'(Avatar ImageKneazlekoneko says: However I'd like to say Thank you to Mr. Rickman for portraying the wonderful character that is Severus for all these years. No one could have done it better than you!Avatar ImageAll Was Well says: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!Avatar ImageAll Was Well says: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!Avatar Imageblessi says: Honestly Snape is one of my favorite character in Harry Potter.. Great Alan Rickman.Avatar ImageMatea says: The End started. so weird...thank you Alan for brilliant performance ever! and for my dearest anti-hero in the whole world!Avatar ImageRoseann says: You did a great job playing the role of snape and My family and I will always admire you and your role as Snape ooops sorry Professor Snape. ROARAvatar ImageLucida says: Oh man, it's all coming to an end. :(Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Wow. I have mixed feelings. I'm happy because I'll finally see it on the big screen. I'm sad because it is almost over...Avatar ImageKennedyJames says: Depression, Depression is sinking in. Hearing reports of people ending their time soon omfg *cries. The end is drawing near! I am so happy he was a part of these movies, he brought Snape to a whole new level, and the movies <3 Miss you dearAvatar ImageButterfly_Boy says: Mr Rickman is a very fine actor. While I'm not a fan of his character, I'm delighted he was part of the Harry Potter series. He brought a great deal to it, and to his performance.Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: "world's most celebrated VILLIAN???" he's not a villian!! he's a hero!!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That is just weird........Severus Snape is done in the movies. There won't be any more acting in Harry Potter for him. I feel as though I could cry!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: dude im starting to get really bummed about this finishing but it will be soo coolAvatar Imagehp931 says: Snape is over omg *sob* BTW Snape is not a "villain"Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: wow. this is really starting to be over. :(Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: oh... that is really signaling the end is near.... WHAT ARE WE GOING TO LOOK FORWARD TO AFTER DHP2?!?!?!?!? oh! jkrs new book. but still... i will know who is a diehard fan when i see it at midnight because we will all be cryingAvatar Imageelsabetharia says: Wow! Hearing that Alan Rickman is done filming has really made the end of this seem more real than anything. :( really needing some kleenex!!! The only bright spot in all this is now manybe very soon he will "discuss Severus". I would just loooooove to hear his thoughts on the character!Avatar Imagepottersocks says: end of an era... =/Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: I agree with hp931 that Snape is not a villain. Good grief JKR's characters are way more complex than *the good guys* and *the bad guys*. And, Snape is one of the good guys anyhows, like he's been on DDs side and gives his life for the greater good. But yeah it is so sad that Alan is done filming. As much as I'm trying to pretend it is not happening, it feels that The End Of All Things is slowly getting nearer and, more real, too. We now know that no more Snape scenes will ever be filmed *sigh*Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: wow. :[ Avatar ImageWeetzie says: This must mean they've finished filming the prince's tale. It's what I'm most looking forward to see! I hope they keep most of what's in the book. It'll be very sad when there's no more movies to look forward to, but I'm glad there's still two more.Avatar ImageWeetzie says: And he's not a villain at all. Maybe an anti-hero, but not a villain!Avatar Imagevictoria121 says: It sooooo hard to believe that it soon will be ending. =( Avatar ImageFabulous_DEAR-HP says: Thks for everything u've done,it's brilliant! thks so much, Alan! Avatar ImageFabulous_DEAR-HP says: =[Avatar ImageSnapeS says: can't believe it's the last harry potter film already. you know... i actually just started to fall in love with snape last summer.. and you are now telling me it's all gone! no way! WE NEED MORE SNAPE, RIGHT? i will really miss him from harry potter films....:(Avatar Imageollie101 says: I'd say Alan Rickman was one of the most talented actors working on the Harry Potter set and really portrayed his part almost exactly how I imagined Snape to be! I cannot wait to watch The Prince's Tale unfold and his scene with Dumbledore where he breaks down and begs him to save Lily, I think it has the potential to be one of the most touching scenes in the entire series of films. Severus Snape was an incredible character you Alan Rickman played him in an incredible way, for that I greatly thank him. Avatar ImageBara says: It is so sad to think this is the last of Rickman's contribution to the Potter Universe. I hope both films are brilliant. Snape R.I.P.Avatar ImageJillxoxo says: I agree with Caracticus about the Oscars. Once DH2 is out, it will be time for the Academy to start paying a little recognition to the quality of acting that has graced this series as well as the dedication and commitment that all of the actors put forth to ensure continuity in what will undoubtedly be a lasting legacy in the phenomenon that is HP. And... breathe. :)Avatar ImageCellar Door says: Oh God. I'm shaking. I can't bring myself to get accustomed to the fact that it's coming to an end, an end which is very, very close. Aww.Avatar Imagebeallgood01 says: Thank you Mr. Rickman for all your work on stage and in film. I've enjoyed many of your characters over the years.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I hope his closing performance as Snape is absolutely superb.Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: This makes me so sad... I don’t want it to end. Thanks Alan Rickman for being an amazing Snape! You rock!Avatar ImageGinnyWeasley1 says: Thank you Alan Rickman!!!! You were the best Snape ever!Avatar ImageSashaSabrina says: R.I.P Snape :) my favourite character after reading the Prince's tale . Avatar Imagealicia00 says: coolAvatar ImageFresca says: Alan Rickman was exactly what I wanted Professor Snape to be like in the movies. Frm the first scenes to the last, Rickman played Snape in a masterful way.Avatar Imagepetoola says: :( I wasn't expecting to see this, how sad. I imagine for me it's going to be the hardest part to watch seeing Snape's demise. But on a brighter note "Snow Cake" and "Something The Lord Made" were two excellent movies that I probably would not have seen had it not been for Alan's portrayal as Snape.Avatar ImageLittle Light says: NNOOOOoooooo!!! This just cannot be!! We need more Severus Snape/Alan Rickman!!! ... Make a movie or book all about him? :) Please? :DAvatar Imagensa says: he's going to be great in movie.can't wait to seeAvatar ImageI Heart Harry Potter says: I LOVE that guy.Avatar ImageI Heart Harry Potter says: I LOVE that guy.Avatar Image0wls says: Wow, I can't believe he's done. A little over a year and the final movie will be out. Thanks Rickman for the beautiful portrayal of Snape. Avatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: Aww!!!!! He was such an amazing Snape....I can't believe this whole thing is coming to an end <3Avatar ImageScarStruck says: I already cryed about this, and I'm thinking coming back to the page and reading all the comments was not a smart idea on my part.I'm crying again.Awww.i agree with you all by the way.I hope Alan Rickman realizes what an impact he's had on us, ont eh films,a dn in history, he brought sooo much to the series and we love him so much.He's so talented. >Is not thinking about "the end" no no no no no I can't think about it<Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Alan Rickman, you have been an amazing Severus Snape! Thank you for portraying such a complicated character so well.Avatar ImagePollytomat says: I wish I could see him on scene, in theater! It would have been great! I'm sure he is even better on scene than in movies. Snape is one of my all times favourite character! And I agree with everybody... it's so sad that the series come to its end... but we have to deal with this fact somehow(((Avatar Imageelaphantluv34 says: Alan Rickman portrayed my favorite Harry Potter character so well that I am deeply saddened to hear that he is done filming. He has had such an impact on my life, and I can' thank him enough for being such an awesome Snape.Avatar Imagegingerr_kat says: It would be really exciting to hear his pre-performance talk and see the show he directed. it's interesting to see other works actors doAvatar ImageHermonie says: I can't believe it! No more Alan Rickman! He is one of my all time FAVORITE actors! I am going to go up to my bedroom and lock myself up until the movie comes out. I am going to miss you Snape/Alan!Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: I love Alan Rickman and I'm so sad he has officially finished filming Snape! The end is near and I just don't know how I feel about it :/Avatar Imageirishdancer says: I am two seconds from bursting into tears. DDDDDDDD:Avatar ImageTheRebekinator says: It's gonna be sad watching him die in the movie.Avatar Imageda_member0808 says: Wow I can't believe it's actually over.... Thank you Alan Rickman! You have played Severus Snape amazingly well :) Even though Snape is officially dead, you will live on in the hearts of fans everywhere Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Thank you for all that you have done.Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: good actorAvatar Imagemew5645 says: sweet!!!Avatar Imagedreampotter says: Just imagine how different Snape would have been if he had been sorted into Gryffindor. As Dumbledore said, Sometimes I think we sort too soon.Avatar ImageJessSnape says: OH MY GOODNESS!! I'm not ready for HP to be finished filming. Each new article saying that someone has finished filming makes me sadder and sadder....Avatar ImageEmmaria says: it means nothing is left for Deathly Hallows 2 NOOOOOOOO i don't want HP to finish (crying)Avatar ImageErin Lovegood says: May I just say.... Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh! Alan Rickman was awesome!Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: this is soo sad. im gonna miss him :'( Avatar Imagehpfan116 says: LOVE the article about Alan Rickman in Entertainment magazine August when DH came out...Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: I have enjoyed Alan Rickman as Professor Snape, whom captured my eye as not only perfect for the role of Professor Snape, but I have enjoyed so many of his films!!!! He is truly an OUTSTANDING ACTOR!!! There were times in the Books that I was upset with his treatment of Harry!!! but after now knowing the ending of it all, I realize that there was such bitterness between Harry's father James and Snape from the beginning that I understood a lot of Snape's feelings, Harry reminded Snape so much of James, even though Harry looked a lot like his father, I feel Harry had more compasion in him, of which no-doubt came from his Mother Lilly Potter. I was not happy at all about how Snape had to die in Deathly Hallows, but his picture was placed in the Head Masters office along with Albus Dumbledore and the other Head Masters of Hogwarts, and Harry did name his sons Albus Severus and James Sirius and of course his daughter after his Mother Lilly!!!! I was hoping all along that Harry would end up married to Ginny Weasley!!!!! and that Ron would end up Married to Hermione!!!!! Avatar ImageSmitch says: Wow, he's 64? I didn't realize he was getting up in his years. I love Alan Rickman! I'd love to explore more of his works. Avatar ImageAnjleaky says: Ohhh. It's all over. :( Can't be!! Wish if it didn't. :( Really miss Prof. Snape. Mr. Rickman, you are truly amazing. Avatar Imageblessi says: Hooo!!!. Thanks so much Alan. Your really really great actor, I really idolize you. :)Avatar ImageRhiannon da crazygirl says: My goodness he's gone! It's like he's officially completely dead now! It's hard to think of Snape as dead, he's just a continuing force of irritiation ... Alan Rickman was AWESOME as him though, no-one could have done better, i can't wait to see his "extremely good death"Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Aww...that really does mean that the end is near!Avatar ImageTommy K says: HP movies will end soon..i hope the last movies will be a great one..Avatar ImageSlytherin Princess101 says: He finished filming???? I can't belive's really coming to an end...NO NO NO!!!Haryy Potter can never end, WE WON'T LET IT!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagepinkyquillo says: wow.. he's done a good job on the said character. . . and at the last movie/book, it turns out that Professor Snape is not the most loyal servant of Voldemort and "he's the bravest man we've ever knew". . even if you're protecting Draco, due to the unbreakable vow, you have also managed to protect Harry Potter as well. . . Thank you Sir Alan for portraying Snape and for the job well done. . . We are really proud of you.. :) Avatar Imagelunarules713 says: it is way too sad! i have always been waiting for more harry potter and now there is nothing hat awesome to look forward to.Avatar ImageGinny-Weasly1 says: I acnt belive its over! It makes me cry! I hope JK Rowling will write more!Avatar ImageLove is the greatest magic says: He has Snape spot on as it matches perfectly with what I imagined. It's so sad to see the news articles on Leaky saying so-and-so has finished. It's been ten years and it is finally on the last stages. In a way I won't want to see the last film because then it is over...knowing me I'll be there on the day it is released but still it'll be a sad day. Avatar ImageLuna1616 says: wow. i cant believe its really going to be over soon. ive been looking forward to the last movies for many years but now that their almost here it makes me sad thinking about how it came so fast.... but its a good thing. at least i know there going to be really great thanks to Snape(Alan)! the movies wouldnt be the same without you and your intelligence Alan! thank you for everything you've done =DAvatar ImageJessSnape says: I don't know if I already commented or which rock I was hiding under when this article came out, but SAD DAY!! Someone way above me said we need more Snape.... and I AGREE!! I need to stop hearing about HP movies coming to an end w/o JKR coming out with something new... soon!!Avatar ImagecrazyforSeverus says: Portrayal as the "slithery and surprising Severus Snape" lol That made me laugh. Wish I could go see his play :)

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