The actor had written 27 volumes of diaries spanning his remarkable career and life.
The passing away of our favorite Professor Snape, in 2016, created a forever void in the fans' hearts. Luckily, we still have a chance to get a glimpse at the actor's wonderful life stories and career.
Publishing house Canongate has reserved rights on Alan Rickman's 27 volumes of handwritten diaries and will publish them all in one book in fall 2022. The book will be titled The Diaries of Alan Rickman.
Rickman started writing a diary in the early '90s and continued till his last days in 2016. His penned down thoughts, reviews of plays he attended, perception on life, friendship, and politics. He also wrote down behind-the-scenes stories from the sets of Harry Potter, the franchise he was a part of for a decade. The actor intended to publish the diaries at some point in his life.
The diaries will be edited by Alan Taylor, editor of the Scottish Review of Books.
"I'm delighted that Canongate will be publishing Alan's diaries, and couldn't have wished for a finer appointment of editor than Alan Taylor," said Rima Horton, widow of Rickman, in a statement to The Guardian.
Taylor said his diaries are "anecdotal, indiscreet, witty, gossipy and utterly candid."
"More than anything though, the diaries reveal the real Alan Rickman: funny, passionate, occasionally provocative, and give fresh insight into his art. They provide pitch-perfect vignettes: short, pithy paragraphs painting big pictures, and offering intriguing insights into himself, his peers and the world around him," quoted publishers Canongate.
The beloved actor rose to fame from 1988's Die Hard and continued to be part of movies like 1991's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; Truly, Madly, Deeply; Galaxy Quest; the Harry Potter franchise; Sense and Sensibility; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; and Love, Actually, amongst others.
Rickman passed away in 2016 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 69.
How excited are you to read the book? It is sure going to be a rare treat for Rickman fans! Tell us in the comments!