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Alan Rickman says fond farewell to Severus Snape

Alan Rickman plays Severus Snape

Since the beginning of the franchise with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001 through this summer’s conclusion in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (watch HP7 Part 2 trailer), we’ve watched Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint grow up as Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley. And around them has been some of the finest A-List talent from across the pond including Alan Rickman as the ominous and mysterious Professor Snape. Well, the actor finished his last bit of work on the franchise last month and followed it with a fond, public farewell to the franchise.

Here’s Rickman’s full page letter right out of Empire Magazine:

Severus Snape letter

It’s crazy to think that at the time of Rickman’s casting, Prisoner of Azkaban was the most recently book released, and we had barely begun to learn about the enigmatic Hogwarts professor and former Death Eater Severus Snape. It really is touching to read about his look back at the decade that has passed since the spawn of the popular franchise, and his graciousness towards J.K. Rowling and the whole experience.

The Harry Potter franchise has been a huge part of many people’s lives from teenagers who were children when the first films came out, to parents who have enjoyed the books with their kids. We truly are coming up on the end of something spectacular in film, and it’s going to be very hard to say goodbye later this summer.

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