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‘H2$’ Daniel Radcliffe Pins Essay Obit for Former ‘Harry Potter’ Co Star After Cancer Death

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Jan 14, 2016 04:22 PM EST

Actor Daniel Radcliffe got his start as the titular lead in the Harry Potter film series but his experience gave him much more than just fame and fortune. In the years since the final film in the series Radcliffe maintained a close relationship with his co star Alan Rickman. Rickman, a two time Tony nominee himself, even came to support Radcliffe in his Broadway theater ventures including How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (H2$) and Equus. Rickman passed away early Thursday after a battle with cancer. In the wake of his death Radcliffe has pinned a touching essay obit about his friend.

Daniel Radcliffe got really close to actor Rickman over the years. So who better to give the world a glimpse at the man behind the legend. After learning of his death, Radcliffe wrote an open essay to his former co star, writing:

“Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I've ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I'm pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn't have to do that. I know other people who've been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say ‘if you call Alan, it doesn't matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he's doing, he'll get back to you within a day’".

Radcliffe finishes his obit by describing what it was like working with Rickman at such a young age:

“As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.”

You can read Radcliffe’s full essay here.

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