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Theater Magazine. • A book about Alan Rickman has been published in Russia

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Session has published a book by Lilia Schitenburg about English actor Alan Rickman, who played Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films.

The genre of the book is designated as “creative biography”. It tells about the period of formation of the British actor Alan Rickman, his early works on the stage and in cinema.

The book’s description reads: “Alan Rickman (1946-2016) is known to the general public for his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter saga. But this fame was preceded by decades of successful work in film and theater on both sides of the Atlantic. He often played power-hungry villains and mentors – he was Valmon in “Dangerous Liaisons”, the sad Colonel Brandon in “Mind and Feelings”, Sheriff Nottingham in “Robin Hood” and even King Louis XIV in “The Novel of Versailles”.

Alan Rickman was born in London, first appeared on stage in an amateur production of Latymer School. He studied at the School of Art and Design at Chelsea and the Royal College of Art, and was later admitted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Rickman’s first major and successful work in the theater was Valmon’s role in Dangerous Liaisons. It is believed that this role predetermined the actor’s career in cinema. In total, Rickman has played more than eighty roles on the stage (in Britain and on Broadway).

Many researchers of Rickman’s work see one of the important components of his success in an unusual voice. In addition to a unique tone, the actor had a perfect English pronunciation and a peculiar manner of speech. Research on the “ideal voice” has determined that Rickman’s voice is one of the best.

Rickman is a BAFTA, Emmy, Golden Globe, and American Actors Guild Award winner. He starred in “Hard Nut”, “Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves”, “Mind and Feelings”, “Real Love”, “Alice in Wonderland”, a movie about Harry Potter and others.

Recall that in 2022 the publication is planned diaries Alan Rickman, which the actor led for a quarter of a century.

Lilia Shitenburg graduated from LGITMiK in 1993 with a degree in theater studies. She was a correspondent for the St. Petersburg Theater Magazine and the Vecherny Petersburg newspaper, and a theatrical columnist for the Smena newspaper. Since 2006 he has been the editor-in-chief of the newspaper of the Alexandrinsky Theater “Drama Empire”. Published in the magazines “Theatrical Life”, “Theater”, “Results”, “City”, “Red”, “Dog.ru”, “Posev”, newspapers “Kommersant”, “Business Petersburg” and others. Head of the “Theater” section and author of a number of articles in the encyclopedia “Recent History of Domestic Cinema.” 1986–2000 ».

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