In 2011 the final instalment of the Harry Potter movies hit theaters to much fanfare. But Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 didn’t just mark the end of the boy wizard’s journey. It also, in fact, saw Alan Rickman grace the screen as Severus Snape for the last time. And so to bid farewell to the beloved character, the actor penned a poignant letter.
Rickman has, of course, enjoyed a varied and celebrated career on stage and screen. Yet he wasn’t always an actor. In his younger days, in fact, Rickman – born and raised in London – actually graduated from the Royal College of Art. He then even started a graphic design business with his friends.
However, Rickman seemingly realized that acting was his true calling. He later therefore auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and was naturally accepted. And after graduating, the actor started performing on stage in various theater productions and as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company.