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Arlover 
11/05

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

What is your location? NZ

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


Sue 
10/30

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

Comments:
"Sandra's" spam deleted.


Claudia Email
08/25

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

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

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

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

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


sonoma 
08/04

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

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.


Juliet 
08/02

What is your location? UK

Comments:
The Old Laundry outing was a lovely warm sunny October day and all the leaves on the trees were a riot of autumn colours, as I remember. The idea of the day was as a fund raiser for the theatre, with various AR films showing and a Q&A. I arrived in time to see The Winter Guest, then attended the Q&A. It was a fairly comprehensive run through of Alan's career, and I distinctly remember him complaining about how difficult it was to raise money for film projects and how he had something in mind about Louis XIV and Versailles but didn't know if it would ever get off the ground. Of course, he eventually did and it became A Little Chaos.
I'm sure AFNH asked a question about acting technique? But blowed if I can remember the answer now!
Afterwards there was an opportunity to take photos/get an autograph. They were selling b&w photos to be signed, I didn't have change and someone lent me the money, if they'd like to identify themselves, I'm happy to pay it back!!
When it came to my turn for the autograph, I was actually struck dumb and AR had to ask me twice what name I wanted him to dedicate it to [rolleyes]
I was in London last weekend and managed to find the bench. And very nice it is too. For those planning a visit, go to Hyde Park and stand with the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial behind you, walk forward and slightly to the left towards the little brick hut. Just before the hut, turn left through the black iron gate, head 100ft down the path and it's there on your left.


Chalebh 
07/30

Comments:
Hi, I just watched Alice Through the Looking Glass. I you haven't or skipped the end credits, watch them. About half way through there is a dedication to Alan (at least in the DVD version you get in Germany. It reads 'Dedicated to our friend Alan Rickman 1946-2016‘ and background graphics are wonderful with Absolem as a butterfly.

Chalebh


Barbara 
07/26

What is your location? NZ

Comments:
Thank you for posting links to the 2 local newspapers relevant to Alan. good to read.


Claudia Email
07/19

What is your location? GA, US

Comments:
Oh dear!  [eek]   Thank you for the alert, Sue.   I will HAVE to figure out something.  We can't lose all our emoties and there has to be some place we can share our AR pics and such.  


Sue 
07/19

Comments:
Claudia, you might be in for a shock with Photobucket, they want over $300 per year to enable "3rd Party Hosting". There isn't even a facility to pay monthly. They appear to be practically holding people to ransom. Loads of people have lost all their headers and photos from blogs, forums and eBay. They did it all without any warning either.


Claudia Email
07/18

What is your location? GA, US

Comments:
Thanks, Ali-Pat.  My memory is not like it used to be. That is why I would love to read these stories again.   

It was Juliet, Sonoma AND AFNH!  We would love to read your stories again.  Please?

Sue, retell some of your stories with Alan too, please?  

Also, Ali-Pat, thanks for the word on PB.  Let me see what I can do.  I have a paid account for family stuff...but I have been wanting to move family stuff over to Amazon Prime.  I might keep the paid PB and switch AR stuff over there. 

Grandkids (all 11 of them) are growing and not needing Nana as much so I am finding some nice quiet time again.  

Ali-Pat and Sue have been so much help with this GB. Still need yall...but I think they deserve a great big hand!  



Ali-Pat 
07/18

Comments:
Sonoma was there!  Sonoma, are you out there? [wave]

BTW all the photos and emojis that were housed on PhotoBucket are unavailable (recent change in PB policy no longer allows free storage).


Sue 
07/17

Comments:
Hi Claudia👋
Sadly I wasn't there, it was Juliet and a couple of others I think.


Claudia Email
07/17

What is your location? GA, US

Comments:
Getting back to Juliet and Sue.  Your stories from the Old Laundry kept me on the edge of my seat back in the day!  

If you have time, please share them with us again?  Pretty please?


Claudia Email
07/17

What is your location? GA, US

Comments:
And yet another example of his warm advice.  The Wax daughters are making their Fringe debut.  

http://www.chortle.co.uk/punching-ups/2017/07/17/37073/waxing_lyrical




Claudia Email
07/17

What is your location? GA, US

Comments:
Oh my goodness!  14 years???  I am getting old.  

Pardon is this has been posted.  But Alan's niece is in the news.  Bless him...he was such a sweet advisor.  

Following the death of her uncle, the actor Alan Rickman, Sarah Rickman decided to return to writing and acting. The result was The Existence Formula, a play that tackles questions raised by the onset of midlife crisis and the loss of her uncle. Rickman performs alongside Kirsty Langley, fellow founding member of Juice Company at The Hen and Chickens Theatre from August 13-16. Details on 020 7704 2001.

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/camden-fringe-coundown



Sue 
07/15

What is your location? England

Comments:
Good lord Juliet, was it fourteen years ago? Eek!


Juliet 
07/15

What is your location? UK

Comments:
Got the latest brochure from the Old Laundry Theatre through the post this morning. For those of you not familiar, this is in Bowness in the Lake District, now a world heritage site!
Alan was a long time supporter and trustee. Some of us went to a Q&A there 14 years ago, was it?
Anyway bottom of page 2 says "The Trustees and Directors would like to mention Elaine Garrard, Alan Rickman and Victoria Wood - all so influential in the development and output of the Old Laundry Theatre over the past 25 years. We miss them greatly".


Helen Sanders Email
07/13

What is your location? San Juan Islands, USA

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

Comments:
I've thought long and hard about this and decided to do it. We all love Alan Rickman and we all have different reasons for admiring him. For myself, he was my muse, a spiritual advisor of sorts, and he also helped me create characters. I finally (and it took me all kinds of work to get over this) published my first fantasy novel on Kindle. The reason I am posting this info here, is because Alan Rickman is deeply embedded in the character of Belador, one of the two main characters in my book. Even the illustrations reflect his stamp on the entire creative process. I do realise the admins on this site may see this as petty advertising, but honestly, I just want to connect with other people who are like-minded. It's a fantasy novel, and may not be anyone's cup of tea at all, but he was such a huge influence that I thought I should put this out there. Please just ignore this post if that is not the case.

https://www.amazon.com/Ringmaker-Helen-Sanders-ebook/dp/B0719JVFHN


Sue 
07/02

Comments:
That looks very nice.


Ali-Pat 
07/02

Comments:
The memorial bench has been placed in Kensington Gardens, not far from the Albert Memorial. 

Alan's Memorial FUND

(You might need a Facebook account to see the whole page.)


Sue 
05/20

Comments:
It was just private for the first hour or so. Fine now. Thanks for posting.


Ali-Pat 
05/19

Comments:
That was lovely, Ivy--thanks for sharing. [agree2]


IvySnowood 
05/18

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
It worked properly when I linked it. Now it works again... [confused]

I wanted to share with you a little bit of the event while waiting for my report!


Britta 
05/18

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
For me it's not private...
Thank you for sharing!
(I'm afraid I need a transcript.)


Sue 
05/18

Comments:
Ivy your video is showing "private" and cannot be viewed.
Can I make a request that if people do post videos and links here they could give some idea as to the content. I know many people (wisely) do not click on links unless they know what they are going to view.


IvySnowood 
05/17

What is your location? Italy

Comments:



[kiss]


Puddingdale 
05/17

Comments:
Yes, Shana, please share.
It is hard to come to terms with it all, and I guess in a way we never will. But these little stories and memories and heartaches are part of what Alan means to us and thus are precious.
And we still have moments we can be happy about Alan and moments we are very grateful.

*hugs everyone*

Looking forward to your report, Ivy.


IvySnowood 
05/16

What is your location? Sadly no more in London

Comments:

Hi, everybody!

Back home yesterday night. I had to go to work today and I’m still sleepy and dazed. I promise I will write a full report soon!

Shana, newspapers always cut things. Once I spent a week working on an article for a little newspaper to find it cut and changed with sentences I had never wrote…

Why you don’t post your article? I’m sure you will find here very attentive Readers.  [smile]


Shana 
05/16

Comments:
They cut it for space. It doesn't really matter I guess. 


Britta 
05/16

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Hi Shana,
I think the summarisation is: It's sometimes hard to put in words what you are feeling. Maybe someone else should have done it. I can understand that you would never have been satisfied with your writing because... yeah.
Would you like to share?

I don't really understand my feelings about The Man and his passing either, but we are not the only ones.

Hugs
Britta


Shana 
05/15

Comments:
Hi Ivy, 

Hope you had a good time in London. Could you perhaps share some stories from the evening? I'm sure Juliette and Ruby had a lot of great things to say. 

Thank you. 

For some reason I have a lot of feelings today, so I thought I'd share. 

The day Alan died I was doing an internship at one of the biggest national newspapers in my country. I just got back from lunch when a colleague gave us the news. Not in a sad way, but in a 'we have to write something about this' way. The 'we' turned out to be 'me'. I remember how surreal it all felt, and how much I wanted to do him justice. 

The following morning, I opened the paper and my epitath had turned into a small news story. 

I don't even know what I'm trying to say here. Life's unfair? I suck at writing? I'm having complicated feelings about someone I've never met? 



Barbara 
05/12

What is your location? NZ

Comments:
All the best , Ivy.


Puddingdale 
05/12

Comments:
Safe travels , Ivy, and collect lovely memories there! [wave]
I hope you will have stories to tell when you return


Ali-Pat 
05/12

Comments:
[image]  I am so happy for you, Ivy!!!!

We await your reports and photos.  Safe travels!


IvySnowood 
05/11

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
I'm going to London for the "Alan Rickman; Actor & Friend" event at the Latymer Upper School!
My sister-in-law (God bless her!) just booked for me the flight tickets. I managed, in the end!
I can't believe it...!!
I will take you all with me in my heart. [kiss]


Puddingdale 
05/01

Comments:
Peekabooh!!![dancing_1]Good to see you here!
Big hugs - we are with you in what you feel.


Peekabooh 
05/01

What is your location? The Netherlands

Comments:
Oh my, so many familiar names...
Hi everyone!
Still missing Alan [sad4]


Puddingdale 
04/15

Comments:
Funny Thank you, Ali-Pat.


Ali-Pat 
04/13

Comments:
I have heard the stories about AR getting away with pilfering from the HP the set but this article is fun reading, especially for the Snape gif.

What Happened When Harry Potter’s Jason Isaacs Tried To Steal A Copy Of The Daily Prophet

[smile_16_text]


Puddingdale 
04/02

Comments:
For those who haven't been able to see it yet but wish to: The Love Actually Red Nose Day Special has been uploaded by some kind soul.


IvySnowood 
03/27

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
Squashed under a pile of  [common036]work and worries but taking strength from the thought of Alan's beautiful soul smiling somewhere.

Hugs to everybody! [loveall]


Helen Sanders Email
03/26

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

Comments:
I hear you, Ali-Pat. I feel the same way.


Ali-Pat 
03/24

Comments:
Just quietly missing Alan. [sad4]
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