Alan Rickman Unlikely How Certain Harry Potter Death Scene Was Written
Alan Rickman born at 21st February 1946 is a well-established name in the film industry, best known for his role as Hans Gruber in the 1988 classic ‘Die Hard’ and again rose to new heights of fame as Professor ‘Severus Snape’ in the Harry Potter movie series, based on the book series originally written by J.K. Rowling.
He closed his eyes forever on January 14th, 2016, at the age of 69, fighting a losing battle to pancreatic cancer. Since 1992, he is said to have kept a diary, recording meticulously a detailed account of his everyday life as an actor. The diary was published in 2016 under the title ‘Madly, Deeply: The Alan Rickman Diaries’.
In the climax scene of the movie, Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Draco Malfoy (played by Tom Felton) is seen standing with his wand pointing at Albus Dumbledore (played by Richard Harris) with a terrified look on his face.
Dumbledore is defenseless and tries to tell Draco to let him help him & not to make the same choices he once knew a boy made years ago, referring to Tom Marvolo Riddle aka the infamous Voldemort. He retorts saying “I don’t want your help, don’t you understand? I have to do this!”. Bellatrix Lestrange (played by Helena Bonham Carter) is seen in the background, pushing Malfoy to end him. Harry is seen
witnessing the events from a crack in the floor below, where he encounters Snape. Draco shivers in his thoughts, scared and just in time, Snape commands him ‘No’, walking behind him, and Draco obeys him instantly. Snape slowly points his wand, staggering within, while Dumbledore looks at him pleadingly. Coldly, but sternly, Severus utters the Killing Curse, ‘Avada Kevadra’, killing the headmaster of Hogwarts.