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Alan Rickman on his decade as 'Harry Potter's' Severus Snape

Alan Rickman on his decade as 'Harry Potter's' Severus Snape

British actor Alan Rickman has died after a battle with cancer. He was 69. Hero Complex spoke with Rickman in 2011 to discuss the end of the "Harry Potter" franchise and his years as Severus Snape.

No one sneers or snarls quite like Alan Rickman and, looking back on a cinematic decade of “Harry Potter,” his Severus Snape now stands as the franchise’s most fascinating figure after being revealed in the eighth film as misunderstood double-agent motivated by long-lost love.

According to David Yates, the director of the final four “Potter” movies, there was a similar sort of aura around Rickman on the set when he wore the...

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