The diaries of British actor Alan Rickman, who died in 2016, best known as Severus Snape in the Harry Pottermovies, will be released in book form in the fall of 2022, reports The Guardian Saturday.
Rickman’s diaries would cover a variety of subjects, from his thoughts on acting to insights about friendships and politics. The actor also wrote about theatrical performances he had attended and about the set of Harry Potter, where he was active between 2001 and 2011.
The 27 handwritten diaries, covering more than 25 years of his life and career, are merged into one book. The British actor started writing diaries in the early 1990s with the intention of publishing them one day. Publishing house Canongate has acquired the rights.
Rickman documented his career when he entered the Harry Potter-films, Love Actually, Sense and Sensibility in Galaxy Quest played. The actor wrote until his death in 2016. He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 69.
“I am delighted that Canongate will publish Alan’s diaries,” said his widow Rima Horton The Guardian. “The diaries show not only the actor Alan Rickman, but also the real Alan: his sense of humor, keen observations, craftsmanship and dedication to the arts.”