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Daniel Radcliffe Found Ralph Fiennes "Genuinely Intimidating" On 'Harry Potter' Set


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Daniel Radcliffe answered a number of questions from young ‘Harry Potter’ fans, and has revealed which actor used to scare him most while he was filming.

The British actor, currently starring in Swiss Army Man, fielded questions submitted to People magazine by young readers aged 4-11 and answered them for the latest episode of ‘The Jess Cagle Interview’.

Fiennes’ portrayal of Lord Voldemort is one of the most memorable villains in recent movie history, and Radcliffe said that even Fiennes’ presence on set was “genuinely intimidating” – even more so than Alan Rickman (Professor Snape), whom he found friendly after a short time.

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Alice Through The Looking Glass Review

Excellent

This much more light-hearted sequel reinvigorates the franchise after Disney's quirky but murky 2010 reboot of Lewis Carroll's classic, which sent the heroine into Underland (not Wonderland) for a dark adventure that spiralled into a Lord of the Rings-scale battle. Thankfully this time the odyssey remains personal, centred on lively characters rather than overwrought plotting. And Alice's time-travelling quest is both pointed and engaging.

After captaining her late father's ship on a global journey, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to 1875 London to bad news: her mother (Lindsay Duncan) has made decisions that take her future out of her hands. As she struggles to respond, she is summoned back to Underland to help her friend Hatter (Johnny Depp), who is emotionally devastated by the fact that his entire family has been killed. So Alice decides to help by confronting Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) and stealing a device that will allow her to travel back to help the younger Hatter. But she also becomes entangled in the early life of the White and Red Queens (Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway), and the feud that grew between them as young sisters. Meanwhile, Time is terrified that Alice is unravelling the fabric of reality.

The emotional nature of Alice's mission adds a surprising layer of suspense to the entire film, while director James Bobin (The Muppets) adds a breezy comical tone to Tim Burton's stunningly visual designs. Some of the more wacky flourishes don't quite work (such as the "sea of time" imagery or Time's hand-powered vehicle), but the film more than makes up for these with wonderful character details. This lets the actors relax into their roles while cranking up the surreal touches. Wasikowska is great as the plucky heroine fighting for her right to control her own life, a strong point that's made without preaching.

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Alan Rickman Leaves £4 Million To His Wife, And £100000 To Charities


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Alan Rickman’s will has been revealed just over four months after he sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer – and it includes a number of charitable donations totalling £100,000.

The famous stage, TV and film actor, famous for playing Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies and also portraying the notorious Hans Gruber in Die Hard and the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, died in January at the age of 69. Now, his will governing the distribution of his UK assets has been revealed.

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman left four legacies to various charities, totalling £100,000

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Eye In The Sky Review

Excellent

Almost forensic in its approach, this smart thriller explores a drone strike from a variety of perspectives that bring the moral dilemmas sharply into focus. This includes textured performances from seriously gifted actors who add layers of political, military, legal and emotional meaning to each moment along the way. So the film is continuously gripping, putting the audience right in the middle of the action.

The target is in a suburb of Nairobi, where three of the world's most wanted Somali jihadists are gathering to prepare two young suicide bombers for a mission. British Colonel Powell (Helen Mirren) is overseeing the operation from London, with her American drone pilots (Aaron Paul and Phoebe Fox) working in Las Vegas. The hitch is that two of the targets are UK citizens, and one is American, which means that they also need to have government officials in on the discussion. So Lt General Benson (Alan Rickman) is watching with British government ministers (including Jeremy Northam and Monica Dolan). Meanwhile in Kenya, a local operative (Barkhad Abdi) is on the scene. But just as everyone agrees to fire the missile, a young girl (Aisha Takow) wanders into the danger zone.

What follows is a remarkably tense escalation of decision-making, as everyone passes the buck up the chain to avoid making the call themselves. Guy Hibbert's script orchestrates this skilfully, keeping the atmosphere taut while stirring generous doses of black comedy into the interaction between soldiers and politicians. This includes amusing scenes in which Britain's foreign secretary (Iain Glen) is dragged into the conversation while suffering food poisoning in Singapore. Yes, the film has a terrific sense of instant global connections, as its characters work together at a huge distance from each other and from the target of their operation.

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Alan Rickman's Death Ended 'Galaxy Quest 2' Plans


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We are both gutted and relieved to learn that plans to start production on 'Galaxy Quest 2' were cancelled this year in light of the death of Alan Rickman. It's a shame that the world is as yet being denied a sequel to one of the greatest sci-fi comedies on record, but it's definitely for the best.

Galaxy QuestGalaxy Quest was a cult hit upon its 1999 release

The 1999 cult film was never exactly a blockbuster, but it still has a devoted fanbase. That's why many will react with utter disappointment at news that a sequel to 'Galaxy Quest' was going to  shoot this year for Amazon, but the deal was never signed off when Alan Rickman died.

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Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass Trailer


As Alice is once again taken into the magical and mysterious world that she's somehow connected to, Alice finds herself with her friends on the other side of the looking glass. Through Alice doesn't really know why, she's attached to the peculiar world and its inhabitants but her latest visit will put the young girl in grave danger. 

The Red Queen has gained a dangerous new ally who is out to find the young blonde haired girl. As the clock ticks and tocks, the game of kings becomes a whole new reality and Alice must find a way to beat her opponents. 

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass is based on the characters from Lewis Carroll's novel and is produced by Tim Burton. The Muppets director James Bobin directs the feature film.  

Kate Winslet Lightens Emotional Alan Rickman Tribute With Hilarious Story


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Kate Winslet remains one of the most down-to-earth British actresses ever, and proved as much in her hilarious tribute to friend and colleague Alan Rickman at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards, where she landed the best supporting actress prize for her role in 'Steve Jobs'.

Kate Winslet and Alan RickmanKate Winslet and Alan Rickman worked together more than once

The actress seemed especially emotional when she went to collect her award, first asking the audience to stand and applaud in honour of Rickman, with whom she starred on 2014's 'A Little Chaos' which he also directed. She first worked with him, however, on 1995's 'Sense and Sensibility' where she played Marianne Dashwood.

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JK Rowling Reveals The Secret She Told Alan Rickman To Help Him Better Understand Snape


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Jk Rowling has revealed part of what she told actor Alan Rickman about the character of Severus Snape, which helped him better understand his Harry Potter role. Rickman, who passed away last week aged 69, played Snape in all eight of the Harry Potter movies, ending with 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

Alan RickmanJK Rowling has spoken about the ‘little piece of information’ she revealed to Alan Rickman about Severus Snape.

In a 2011 interview, Rickman said that he had a phone conversation with Rowling before taking the role, which helped him better understand Snape’s character and intentions. “Certainly, I did say I needed to talk to (Rowling) before I could get a handle on how to play it, and we did have a phone conversation,” Rickman said.

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9 Funny Moments Delivered By Alan Rickman


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Turn those tears of sadness into tears of joy with this little reminder that the dearly departed Alan Rickman was actually one of the funniest and nicest guys around. And it wasn't just on screen either; he was also up for a bit of fun and hence he turned every job into a memorable experience for all he worked with. There was a lot more to that sonorous tone and moody glare than met the eye.

Alan RickmanThe sun shines just a little less bright without Alan Rickman

1. Inhaling helium with Jimmy Fallon: Just less than a year ago, Rickman appeared on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' armed with a pair of helium balloons. In response to Fallon and Benedict Cumberbatch doing Rickman impressions on a previous episode, the actor made Fallon apologise in the most hilarious way possible. Rickman also had a go at the helium, though it has to be said, even that didn't have much effect on his rich vocal.

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Emma Watson Accused By Twitter Trolls Of "Exploiting" Alan Rickman's Death To Push Feminist Agenda


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Emma Watson has been accused by Twitter trolls of exploiting the death of her Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman to push her own ‘feminist agenda’.

The British actress, who played Hermione Granger in all eight of the Harry Potter movies between 2001 and 2011, tweeted a quotation from Rickman yesterday after the news broke of his death at the age of 69 from cancer. It read: “There is nothing wrong with a man being a feminist - I think it is to our mutual advantage.”

Emma WatsonEmma Watson has been accused of exploiting Alan Rickman's death to push a feminist agenda

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Alan Rickman - Alan Rickman attends the Dutch premiere of 'The King's Gardens' at Pathe Buitenhof in The Hague - The Hague, Netherlands - Wednesday 27th May 2015

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Paula Paul , Alan Rickman - Die Gaertnerin von Versailles Premiere at Kino Kulturbrauerei - Berlin, Germany - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

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Alan Rickman - 'A Life In Pictures' photocall with Alan Rickman at BAFTA in London at Bafta - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th April 2015

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Alan Rickman - Alan Rickman attends the Dutch premiere of 'The King's Gardens' at Pathe Buitenhof in The Hague - The Hague, Netherlands - Wednesday 27th May 2015

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Alan Rickman

Date of birth

21st February, 1946

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Sex

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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Review

Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Review

This much more light-hearted sequel reinvigorates the franchise after Disney's quirky but murky 2010 reboot...

Eye in the Sky Movie Review

Eye in the Sky Movie Review

Almost forensic in its approach, this smart thriller explores a drone strike from a variety...

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass Trailer

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass Trailer

As Alice is once again taken into the magical and mysterious world that she's somehow...

Eye In The Sky Trailer

Eye In The Sky Trailer

Drones are now one of the most effective weapons the military have when fighting in...

Alice Through The Looking Glass - Teaser Trailer

Alice Through The Looking Glass - Teaser Trailer

Alice once again returns to Wonderland and meets a lot of familiar faces. This time...

A Little Chaos Movie Review

A Little Chaos Movie Review

Audiences looking for a French historical costume drama should look elsewhere, but those who enjoy...

A Little Chaos Trailer

A Little Chaos Trailer

In the palace of Versailles, a tremendous garden is maintained. One day, the builder and...

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A Promise Movie Review

A Promise Movie Review

When a French filmmaker travels to Belgium to film a German story in English, it's...

The Butler Movie Review

The Butler Movie Review

This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and...

CBGB Trailer

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The Butler Trailer

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Cecil Gaines is a modest and dedicated butler at the White House who manages to...

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