Alan Rickman's 27 intimate diaries to be published as one complete book

Alan Rickman's 27 intimate diaries to be published as one complete book

Rickman, one of the most beloved and creative actors in the history of British cinema, is widely celebrated for a number of iconic performances in films such as Harry Potter, Die Hard, Truly Madly Deeply and many more.

According to a report by The Guardian, the actor's journals covered topics varying from his career to politics.

The 27 volumes of handwritten diaries, spanning more than 25 years of Rickman's life and career, will be edited down into a single book.

He continued documenting his career while appearing in the Harry Potter movies, Love, Actually, Sense and Sensibility, Galaxy Quest and more.

Publisher, Canongate, has acquired the rights to the diaries and plans to publish The Diaries of Alan Rickman in autumn 2022.

Pearson, who owns his own rare books company, tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper that the diaries, which run from 1992 until 2016, will include his thoughts on screen roles, as well as details about his personal life and star-studded circle of friends.

Meanwhile, editor Alan Taylor said that Alan's diaries were "anecdotal, indiscreet, witty, gossipy and utterly candid".

Rickman's widow Rima Horton is involved with the project and believes that Taylor is the best editor who could work on her late husband's diaries.

The book's editor, Alan Taylor, says Rickman's diaries are "anecdotal, indiscreet, witty, gossipy and utterly candid; they make compulsive reading and offer a peerless insight into the daily life of a remarkable actor who was as beloved in the USA as he surely was in the United Kingdom".

He added: "They make compulsive reading and offer a peerless insight into the daily life of a remarkable actor who was as beloved in the USA as he surely was in the United Kingdom".

The collection was made up of letters and postcards from various actors and entertainment players - including Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter.

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