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 on 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 twenty-seven handwritten diaries, covering more than twenty-five years of Rickman’s life and career, are merged into one book. The British actor started writing his diaries in the early 1990s with the intention of publishing them one day. Publisher Canongate has acquired the rights to the book.
Rickman documented his career while appearing in the Harry Potter-films Love, Actually, Sense and Sensibility in Galaxy Quest. Rickman wrote until his death in 2016, when he died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 69.
“I am delighted that Canongate will publish Alan’s diaries,” Rickman’s widow Rima Horton told The Guardian. “The diaries reveal not only Alan Rickman, the actor, but also the real Alan – his sense of humor, his keen observation, his craftsmanship and his dedication to the arts.”