Harry Potter actors Alfred Enoch and Bonnie Wright will lend their voices to an audiobook of Alan Rickman’s diaries.
Alan Rickman, an acclaimed character actor notable for his roles in films such as Die Hard and the Harry Potter film franchise passed away in 2016. Six years after his passing, a book featuring his own personal diary entries is being published. Titled Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman, readers/listeners will get a glimpse at the actor’s life and career in his own written words, in which he tells stories that include his experience working on the iconic Wizarding World franchise.
Rolling Stone confirmed that actors Alfred Enoch and Bonnie Wright will be lending their voices to the audiobook version of Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman. Both Enoch and Wright were part of the Harry Potter film franchise as Dean Thomas and Ginny Weasley respectively. Rickman’s wife, Rima Horton, and close friend Steve Crossley will also be lending their voices to the audiobook.
Alan Rickman appeared in all eight Harry Potter films as Severus Snape, the mysterious Potions Master at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His seeming animosity towards Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends played a part in the mystery of his character’s backstory, which got revealed even further as each year at Hogwarts progressed.
According to his diary entries, Alan Rickman was reluctant to stay on the entire run of the Harry Potter film franchise, but what kept him on was the fact that J.K. Rowling told him years prior to the publishing of the final novel about his integral backstory, particularly in regards to his friendship with Harry’s mother Lily Evans.
Here is the synopsis for the latest film in the Harry Potter franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore:
Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?
Directed by David Yates from a screenplay written by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves, the film stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Katherine Waterston, and Mads Mikkelsen.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is available on all home media formats. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the Harry Potter franchise and how Warner Bros. opts to continue with it, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Rolling Stone