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A very moving tribute to Alan Rickman.
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".

People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner(or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.

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.
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Opinions It's interesting to me how opinions vary amongst people. See these from Twitter today: Vue's better than Odeon. Vue's better than Odeon. Cineworld's better than VUE. I haven't got any more to add right now, just that experiences and opinions vary a...
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Added photos to Newcastle Gamers - 14th September.
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An interesting, eye-opening and deeply worrying update on who is pushing Private Healthcare into the NHS through parliament and why. HINT: Money is involved, lots of it, but not going to you and I.
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Tory MP attending a panel where topic of discussion is "Should we abolish the NHS?" 4 (rich and important) people on panel say yes, Tory MP SAYS he says no but he has links to (and has taken money from) private healthcare companies. This STINKS.
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Interesting piece on File Sharing in France. Piracy has been reduced (according to figures) but that has not translated into increased sales. Which is what many have said all along - a pirated copy is not a lost sale.
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