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The purpose of the Alan Rickman Download Haven Guest Book is for group discussion of Alan Rickman’s projects (old and new), news, information, and pictures.  Also welcome are questions, sightings, and reviews.

Our community is made up of many long-time members, and is continually joined by new AR fans.   As a new poster, you may want to browse our archives or lurk for a short while so you get a feel for our community.  We don’t have a lot of rules, but we do expect everyone to respect each other and to respect Alan Rickman.

When posting information or pictures you've found from other sources, please try to include credit for the hard working source that provided it.   Sometimes it may be impossible to remember where you found something and that is OK too because 9 times out of 10 another member will remember and post the information a little later.  

AR fandom sometimes suffers from what our group has fondly come to call “AR Drought”.  Its these times, we find solace by digging deep into our AR archives and posting an old piccie  (or two) and/or an old interview.  These always seem to generate good fun discussion and often brings back some wonderful memories for some of our members.

When you want to post thoughts about one of AR’s films, you might want to consider using a flag such as *SPOILER* before you write your thoughts just in case someone hasn’t seen the film and doesn’t want to know about it ahead of time.   The Harry Potter phenomenon is so huge, it has its very own place.  Please find the link to our HP Spoilers Forum below.  You’ll find lots of good discussion about plots and theories in the realm of Harry Potter. 

In addition, what’s a good friendship without some place to get as silly and squeely as humanly possible ?    Goodness knows AR gives us a lot to Squeeee about!  Our Alan Rickman Download Haven Discussion Party fits the bill for that particular part of our personality.  It’s a rip roaring party and there’s a lot of laughs and good times to be had by all.  We talk about anything and everything over there and would love to see your participation.   
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11,085 Entries
AFNH 
08/20

Comments:
Typical, I've posted twice!


AFNH 
08/20

Comments:
Sue, Juliet, good to see you. I need to get in touch with Claudia again!


AFNH 
08/20

What is your location? UK

Comments:
Sue, Juliet, good to see you. I need to get in touch with Claudia again!


Juliet 
08/19

What is your location? UK

Comments:
Don't know how true this is, but spotted it while surfing the news...

https://www.nme.com/news/film/alan-rickman-said-passers-by-spat-in-his-face-over-terrorist-role-in-die-hard-2732427?amp


Sue 
05/11

Comments:
Claudia, you got mail 😀


Claudia 
05/11

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Sue, email me when you have a chance, please?

crogers28@gmail.com
 


Claudia Email
05/11

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Hi Sue!  Don't worry about stepping on toes at all.  I am sorry you had to reopen this site.  We can get in touch through a more private site so we can talk about my getting the money back to you.

I have had health problems since last year (no worries yall....I am doing well) and that is why I totally forgot to renew for this year.  

I will do my best to renew on August 8, 2020 when it expires again.  

Thank you so much, Sue for making sure this site doesn't fade away.

There is so much work to do here to get things caught up.  [frown][frown]
 
 


Sue 
05/09

What is your location? England

Comments:
Hello.
Haven’t been in here for a while and when I tried it said it was unavailable and if I was the owner then click on link. As I was (still am I suppose) a mod I still have the password and entered the site which said the subs had expired. I’ve lost touch with Claudia and the others so I hope they don’t mind that I paid $15 to reopen the site for three months. This will enable people to look and save old stuff if they want.
Don’t know if I’ve stepped on any toes doing this. If I have please accept my apologies.
Just didn’t like to see the place just disappear without a word.
Hope you are all keeping safe and coping with this strange new world we are living in.


Nahima 
04/09

Comments:
Good news, Sue! No idea who can play Alan in the film, though.
Take care, everyone! It's really scary out there.


Sue 
04/01

Comments:
Couldn’t get that link to open but a google revealed this:

Widow's tribute to baddie Rickman 

Harry Potter star Alan Rickman is much missed, and now his widow is planning to celebrate his life on screen with a new book.

'It's been four years since his death, so it's taken a while to figure out what his legacy should be,' Rima Horton tells me at the first night of On Blueberry Hill at Trafalgar Studios in the West End. 'There'll be a book and a film to do with Alan's life. In the meantime, we're planning on getting his archives placed somewhere that people can have access to what he thought or did. Every film script Alan ever worked on, he annotated with thoughts on how to play that character.'

Rickman — Professor Severus Snape in the Potter films — was a memorable baddie in Hollywood blockbusters such as Die Hard and Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.”


Anna 
03/17

What is your location? Poland

Comments:
https://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-mail/20200314/282222307825508

I'm so excited about this though I haven't expected that Ms Horton will go for it since Alan was such a private person. What do you think?


Nahima 
02/21

Comments:
Happy birthday, dear Alan. Again, I wish you were here. Thinking of you, always.


IvySnowood 
01/14

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come”.

(Tagore)



Sue 
08/25/19

Comments:
Spam deleted.


Lex 
03/25/19

Comments:

Thank you, Sue.

 

[up4]

 


Sue 
03/16/19

Comments:
Hello Lex,
I was there but not sure if this is from it or not, think it is

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Lex 
03/16/19

Comments:

Hello.

 

I haven't been around for "centuries", but especially so after the tragic loss of Alan.

But today I am writing because of a special request of mine.

Who of you went to the Perfume - The story of a murder Q&A, Tricycle Cinema, London.

I remember having met Sue and Ana.

Anyway, I am asking for pictures of that eve - in case you took some, as I did not.

(Am not going to share them, but want to add them to my private collection.)

I would be honoured if someone would send me his/her photos as it has been a very unique and memorable evening to me.

 

Thank you in advance.

With all best wishes,

 

Lex

 


Pam 
03/15/19

What is your location? USA

Comments:
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone In New Zealand after that horrific attack.

On a lighter note, watched a marathon of Alan Films..he was fantastic--no one else like him.

Best wishes to all


Nahima 
02/21/19

Comments:
Happy birthday on heaven, dear Alan. Wish you were here.


Bettina 
02/21/19

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Hello and Happy Alan’s birthday!!

may you too have a beautiful day remembering the brilliant times we all had with him. :-)

best wishes,
Betty


IvySnowood 
01/14/19

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

No, I'm not. See you again, dear Alan.

 

I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.

So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.  Crowned

With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

 

Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.

Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.

A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,

A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost.

 

The answers quick and keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,—

They are gone.  They are gone to feed the roses.  Elegant and curled

Is the blossom.  Fragrant is the blossom.  I know.  But I do not approve.

More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

 

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave

Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;

Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.

I know.  But I do not approve.  And I am not resigned.

 

Dirge without music - Edna St.Vincent Millay

 


BethM 
07/06/18

Comments:
I agree that the annotated scripts are okay to put up for sale. But private correspondence and diaries? If he hadn’t been cremated, I think the notoriously private AR would be spinning in his grave. I really find this shocking. Plus, if they are in Rima Horton’s possession, I cannot fathom letting go of them.


Chalebh 
07/02/18

Comments:

Just looked into the contents of Rickman's archive and I stumbled across an item in Box 3 called "Unsolicited fan mail". As English is not my mother tongue I looked the word unsolicited up and my dictionary gave the explanation unbidden or not asked for.[confused]

Now I wonder is this a general term for any mail one receives and that is not part of a two-sided correspondence. If that is so, ok. But otherwise…

Another point, I don't know if this unsolicited fan mail are only selected letters. But even if that's the case I'm not certain how I feel about the fact that a letter that I wrote might end up with someone else.[nono]

Chalebh


Coffy 
06/04/18

What is your location? NC, USA

Comments:
Okay everyone, let's pool our money together! [laugh4] 
Wow, what a great collection! I can see Alan giving permission to let go of the scripts and such, but the private diaries? I'd love to have everything, maybe I can win the lottery before the collection is gone? :)


Britta 
05/29/18

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Wow!!


Sue 
05/23/18

Comments:
£950,000!
Sorry, having difficulty with links but go to Anna’s link and you can nowclick on the Archive and inventory.


Britta 
04/28/18

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
@Anna I know! I think the same. But then I think (hope) that Rima had the last say - and decided like he wanted her to do it.
Maybe this even was his wish after all (?).


Anna 
04/21/18

What is your location? Poland

Comments:
From http://www.neilpearsonrarebooks.com
" THE ARCHIVE OF ALAN RICKMAN
Neil Pearson Rare Books is thrilled to announce the acquisition of the archive of one of Britain's most brilliant and best-loved actors: the late, very great, Alan Rickman."
I'm a bit confused about that...I thought he valued his privacy and now his private photos, letters and diaries are going to be sold.


dompet Kulit Pria Email
04/17/18

What is your location? Indonesia

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") https://www.mekafa.com

Comments:
wooow thank you let me in


Bettina 
02/21/18

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Have a lovely Alan’s birthday. :-)
All the very best to you all.
Best wishes,
Betty
:-)


IvySnowood 
02/21/18

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
Thanks Glazed_Hut!
[smile]


Glazed_Hut 
02/19/18

What is your location? China

Comments:

Sam Rockwell dedicates Supporting Actor Bafta to Alan Rickman
https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/uk-world-news/sam-rockwell-bafta-14307342


Sue 
01/25/18

Comments:
Thanks Ivy.


IvySnowood 
01/24/18

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
Just found it. The article is in French but the interview is in English.

http://www.premiere.fr/Cinema/News-Cinema/Bill-Nighy-le-Golem-les-films-de-detectives-Alan-Rickman-et-moi

[smile]


IvySnowood 
01/15/18

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
Love and hugs to you all! 


Nahima 
01/14/18

Comments:
Two years now...
Sorely missed, beautiful man. Alive in our hearts, always.


Britta 
01/14/18

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Hugs to all of you


Ali-Pat 
01/06/18

Comments:
Thank you, Betty!  The same to you.


Betty 
01/05/18

Comments:
Have a lovely and happy new year 2018!
:-)


Arlover 
11/05/17

What is your location? Uda

Comments:
Looks like this page may be a bit dated. It's 2017 now. I just want to say that this website is wonderful. Thanks. I am a huge Alan Rickman fan and still saddened by his death.
Thanks for the great collection.


Barbara 
10/31/17

What is your location? NZ

Comments:
Thanks,Sue. that was very good to read.


Sue 
10/30/17

Comments:
Came across a nice piece by Sharleen Spiteri on her friendship with Alan:
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/856419/Alan-Rickman-Texas-frontwoman-Sharleen-Spiteri-favourite-photograph


Sue 
09/06/17

Comments:
"Sandra's" spam deleted.


Claudia Email
08/25/17

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Also, Jane Goldman (AKA Mrs. Jonathan Ross) talked about AR in her interview about making a spin-off movie of Hit Girl

Goldman's latest movie, 'The Limehouse Golem', is based around Peter Ackroyd's Victorian novel 'Dan Leno And The Limehouse Golem' and stars Bill Nighy as Detective John Kildare.

However, the role of Kildare was originally given to the late great Alan Rickman - who tragically passed away last year from cancer.

Goldman - who is married to chat show host Jonathan Ross - said: "It was just heartbreaking. Quite apart from the film - it's just a film - but the loss of a lovely man."

In the original novel, Kildare is only briefly mentioned but Goldman decided to make the detective the leading role in the film.

https://www.list.co.uk/article/94893-jane-goldman-uninterested-in-hit-girl-spin-off-movie/



Claudia Email
08/25/17

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Once again thanks to Juliet and sonoma for their Old Laundry memories.  

Anyone that wants to share your memories...please do.  It really is nice to re-read them.  And we had many others join our group and might not have read them before.  Lord knows, the archives here are a mess too.  So please share.  
Tom Burke, which is AR's godson, had an interview.  So glad his is doing so well in the business.  

https://inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/television/tom-burke-must-give-space-writers-directors-brave-experiment/





jasmine Email
08/19/17

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") https://www.hometrust.sg

Comments:

Thank you for the hard work and dedication. Keep it up and stay safe!


Claudia Email
08/17/17

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Awww Sonoma!  Thanks for sharing your story. I hope it brought back a lot of good memories for you by telling us.  It sure was nice to read after all these years.


Puddingdale 
08/17/17

Comments:
Thank you so much for the stories, everyone. Such fond memories. May we forever carry them with us.


sonoma 
08/04/17

Comments:
Hey Claudia!  The Old Laundry is one of my most cherished memories.  It was a wild ride, but ultimately a dream come true.

I found out about the event at Suzanne's board, I think.  I was in London and couldn't believe they were having an Alan Rickman day two days after I was due to leave!  I had been sick--dizzy, vomiting....mainly scared of passing out and being robbed, and since I was alone, I was spending my last days in London close to my hotel.  I didn't trust myself to do more sightseeing, so I decided to pretend that I was going to the event.  That got me out of my room, phoning the Old Laundry about tickets, searching for a B&B, looking into later flights home.  Ever so gradually it became possible, and then a reality.  It was an exhilarating experience making it happen, despite obstacles all along the way.

I remember sitting in the theater and seeing AR just to my left, sauntering down the aisle to the stage in worn jeans, worn leather jacket, and a black t-shirt.  He looked amazing.  I asked him a question in the talk before Galaxy Quest.  After lunch, they screened The Winter Guest, and the talk beforehand was more brief.  We all got tea and cake afterwards.  AR was next interviewed in a small square theater, with AR and the interviewer on a small stage in the middle.  Unfortunately I was on the side behind them, where we looked at the back of their heads almost the whole time.  I said to the people near me that one of us had to ask a question if we wanted to see his face, but no one seemed willing to do it, so I did.  I got a big laugh from the audience when I started by telling him that I just wanted to see his face!

We all lined up for the meet and greet after that.  He signed my journal, recorded a very nice message to prove I'd met him for my Mom, who'd just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, let me get a photo with him, and finally I got to shake that big warm soft bear-paw-like hand.  I said he didn't have to sign the 2 photos I bought to support the theater, but not only did he sign them, he got me 2 fresh ones since mine were bent from being carried around.  As I left, I realized I'd had the pause button on my little recorder!  I went back to the woman in charge and she didn't think he'd do it again, but I could go back to the end of the line and ask.  So eventually I was in front of him again, incredibly embarrassed.  He said something like, "What, it didn't work?"  He let me record another message, though more brief.  But what surprised me was that he remembered my name.  I believe the evening ended with Sense and Sensibility. 

I was so worried about being completely intimidated by Alan Rickman in person, but he was so kind.  That's what I remember the most.


Claudia Email
08/03/17

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Juliet!  Thank you for your memories.  Your story brought back all the excitement we all had while we waiting for AR encounters to be shared.    

I think I would have been so dumb struck, he would have had to give me one of those Snape looks!  

Oh dear, I have to do something about the top of this page.  I have a little time this weekend to work on this.
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