The Scottish rocker, who befriended Rickman when he starred in the group's 2000 music video for In Demand, revealed she persuaded him to take the role in the much-loved films.
Once shooting began, Rickman - who played Severus Snape in the franchise - showed Spiteri the wig he was to wear, which he told her was inspired by her trademark tresses.
Continue reading: Sharleen Spiteri Inspired Alan Rickman's Harry Potter Style
Sharleen Spiteri has recalled a wild night on tour with Texas when they trashed a hotel lobby and stole a potted tree and named it Robert Plant.
Texas took a tree named Robert Plant on tour.
The Scottish rockers' frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri has admitted the band have had some wild touring experiences during their 25-year career, and once received a huge bill after trashing a hotel lobby and stealing a tree.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she recalled: ''One night in Switzerland we played a gig and we came back to the hotel and it ended up with Rick [Richard Hynd] - who was our original drummer - he was in the fountain pond in the foyer of the hotel, swimming in about 10 inches of water, just like lying in it.
Continue reading: Texas Took Tree Named Robert Plant On Tour
Sir Paul McCartney has shared a video of himself rapping to help encourage people to go flesh-free for one day a week as part of a meat-Free Monday campaign.
Sir Paul McCartney has recorded a rap song to encourage people to go vegetarian.
The Beatles frontman enlisted the help of his famous friends, Joanna Lumley, Twiggy, Sharleen Spiteri and Woody Harrelson to shoot a video of him rapping to promote a Meat-Free Mondays campaign in an attempt to get people all over the world to make their diet flesh-free once a week.
In the video, which was posted on YouTube, he says: ''I need your help, all I want you to do is just log in on pledge.meatfreemondays.com and pledge your support to the idea of meat-free Mondays.
Continue reading: Paul McCartney Raps For Meat-free Mondays
Sharleen Spiteri has joked her 11-year-old daughter Misty ''doesn't give a s**t'' whether she is at home or on the road with Texas.
Sharleen Spiteri has joked her daughter ''doesn't give a s**t'' whether she's at home or on tour.
The Texas frontwoman admits her 11-year-old daughter Misty enjoys the freedom when her mother is away on tour with the 'Inner Smile' group, but 46-year-old Sharleen misses the youngster when she is away and speaks to her five times a day.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''She doesn't give a s**t whether I'm there or not. It's only me that misses her. [On the phone], it's like 'Yeah mum, I've got to go. I'm going to make Halloween decorations. Goodbye.' ''
Continue reading: Sharleen Spiteri's Daughter Enjoys Tour Freedom
The singer was shooting the promo for the Halo hitmakers' new track The Conversation in Paris, France, when she fell and hit her head.
She was taken to hospital and was reportedly treated for a concussion and grazes to her face, according to reports.
Continue reading: Sharleen Spiteri Injured While Shooting Texas Video
Texas went on hiatus because they wanted to ''give the public a bit of a rest'' from their sound and get their ''edge'' back.
Texas went on hiatus because they wanted to "give the public a bit of a rest" from their sound.
The 'I Don't Want a Lover' group took time out between 2008 and this year because they felt it would help them get their "edge" back.
Lead singer Sharleen Spiteri said: "We decided to take time out and give Texas a bit of a rest and also give the public a bit of a rest from us.
Continue reading: Texas' Time Out To Regain Their Egde
Guitarist MCErlaine was taken to hospital after falling ill last Tuesday (08Sep09), and is now in a critical condition.
Spiteri is so devastated at the news, she pulled out of a guest appearance at BBC Radio 2's Abba tribute concert - Thank You For The Music: A Celebration Of The Music of Abba - in Hyde Park on Sunday.
Mamma Mia! actor Stellan Skarsgard told the 35,000-strong crowd that Spiteri had decided to axe her slot, and it was left to Brit singer Nerina Pallot to take to the stage to sing the Swedish stars' hit track SOS instead.
Continue reading: Spiteri Axes Abba Appearance
The 40 year old was taken to hospital after falling ill on Tuesday (08Sep09), and is in a critical condition.
The news came as a shock to singer Spiteri, who is calling on fans to think of the musician through this difficult time.
She says, "I am thinking of Ally and all of his family at this time. My thoughts are with them.
Continue reading: Texas Guitarist 'Critical' After Brain Haemorrhage
Spiteri met Hilton at a Vanity Fair party in London in 2006 and soon became enraged by the hotel heiress and her massive entourage.
The argument ended when Spiteri launched a string of expletives - and ice cubes - at Hilton.
But Spiteri insists she isn't ashamed of her behaviour as Hilton deserved her harsh words.
Continue reading: Spiteri: 'No Regrets Over Hilton Outburst'
TEXAS singer Sharleen Spiteri has split up with her longtime partner ASHLEY HEATH, and the pair have been living apart for the past year.
The BLACK EYED BOY star has hit out, however, at reports the media mogul had cheated on her, insisting they simply drifted apart.
Heath, 36, is now in a relationship with journalist TAMARA ROTHSTEIN, but he and Spiteri had been maintaining a public image of togetherness for the sake of their three-year-old daughter MISTY KYD.
Continue reading: Spiteri Splits From Long-Term Lover