Alan Rickman had issue with Emma Watsons dictation but praised Daniel Radcliffe

Alan Rickman was far from impressed with Emma Watson's diction according to excerpts from his diary.

The late actor, who sadly passed away in 2016 from pancreatic cancer shared accounts of his intimate life and career in his journal over 25 years which will be released to the public next month.

In the book, Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman, Alan recounts his numerous off-set encounters while also sharing his honest opinion on Harry Potter and his co-stars.

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Alan who played Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise was clearly unimpressed with Emma's articulation while depicting the role of Hermione Granger which he described as "this side of Albania at times."

Sharing his thoughts on Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry, Alan said: "I still don’t think he’s really an actor but he will undoubtedly direct/produce."

While filming commenced on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Rickman wrote in frustration: "These kids need directing. They don’t know their lines."

However the Die Hard star was full of praises for director Alfonso Cuarón and said he did "an extraordinary job".

He added: "It is a very grown-up movie, so full of daring that it made me smile and smile. Every frame of it is the work of an artist and storyteller."

Speaking openly about his character's death in his diary, Alan wrote in a 2007 entry that author J.K. Rowling told him from the start that Snape shared a deep love for Harry’s mother, Lily.

He penned: "I have finished reading the last Harry Potter book. Snape dies heroically, Potter describes him to his children as one of the bravest men he ever knew and calls his son Albus Severus.

"This was a genuine rite of passage, one small piece of information from Jo Rowling seven years ago — Snape loved Lily — gave me a cliff edge to hang on to," he wrote.

Although Alan was sometimes known for his serious demeanour, the star requested Uptown Funk to be played at his funeral when he passed away aged 69.

His widow Rima Horton said: "He designed his own funeral. Ian Rickson (theatre director) was put in charge. Alan chose where it would take place, who would speak and what music would be played.

"He was surrounded by people who loved him and up until 13 January was still in control of everything that was going on around him. But he wasn’t there after that, and he died at 9.15 in the morning of 14 January 2016."


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