Possibly the best character in the whole Harry Potter series. As we do not know whether he is good or bad, throughout the entire series. When we think he is good he seems to do something to make us think he is bad. Then when he seems bad and evil something else happens to change our minds again. Severus Snape is the most complex character and the mystery of it all really does keep us hanging on right until the very end. We do not find out the truth until we get to the Prince’s tale.
No-one could have taken the role on the way Alan Rickman did. He really became Snape bringing him to life and the delivery of the lines are just so perfect. I just love the way he speaks and sounds so awkward at times.
I have just returned from a midnight showing of the second part of the deathly hallows, that being the final Potter film in the franchise. We pick up straight away from where we were left off at the end of part one, and reminded how Voldemort took the Elder Wand from Dumbledore’s grave.
The 6th year at Hogwarts and everything is becoming darker as we begin to find out about Lord Voldemort’s past. Harry finds a potions book with ‘the half-blood prince’ written in. A favorite character is killed . . .
After the return of Lord Voldemort at the end of the Goblet of Fire. We are wondering how the wizarding world are going to react to it all. Well the answer to that is badly, as the minister of magic tries to claim that Dumbledore and Harry are making it all up. But we all know that is not the case . . .
A look back at the posters from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
A look back at the posters from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
A look back at the posters from the second Potter film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)!
A look back at all the posters for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001).
The fourth year at Hogwarts see’s the tri-wizard tournament take place, meaning two other wizarding schools come for a year. Some twists and turns see the usual tri-tournament having a fourth competitor in an underaged wizard taking part and yes you guessed it, Harry Potter is that wizard.
Severus Snape has always been the character who you do not know if he is good or bad. Dumbledore was always in Snape’s corner when Harry used to blame him for everything. However, after Snape kills Dumbledore, Harry takes it all even harder when Dumbledore always used to trust him.
Snape’s story is possibly the best in the entire series and we are going to be seeing this on the big screen in a couple of days. I cried during that whole part of the book, so not holding much hope for holding it together for the film. Not long now!!!
Harry Potter mania headed stateside last night for the NYC premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Third year brings yet another defence against the dark arts teacher and Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban . . .
Yesterday evening saw the final Harry Potter premiere take place in Trafalgar Square, with what was possibly the biggest red carpet ever linking to Leicester Square. The premiere was broadcast live around the world, and yes I did find myself watching for a few hours. It was a very emotional experience for everyone involved, even watching it all unfold. The cast members were clearly overwhelmed by the amount of fans who were stretched around the stages and red carpet. Such unbelievable scenes in London. All of the cast members spent plenty of time signing autographs and posing for photographs.
Watching live we had interviews and words from all of the different cast members. To finish with we had the three biggest stars of the films, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Joined by J.K. Rowling herself and the films producers. This lead to emotional speeches taking place and causing each other to get emotional and the tears began to flow. The realisation that this was the last time they would ever have a world premiere for a Potter film and they would never experience anything like that ever again.
This time next week I would have seen the film already for myself as attending a 00:05 showing on Friday 15th July. What I am seeing as a brilliant start to my birthday weekend. Although if my worst crying moment in the books is put into the film in more of a visual way I may indeed leave the cinema in pieces. I am looking forward to the film, but at the same time I really do not want it to be over at all.
He would be my choice of the cast member I would love to meet. He is such a fantastic actor and has done so many great films, with incredible performances. How many different roles he has taken on over the years and how he became Snape. Exactly as you would picture Snape.
After the utter excitement of seeing the first trailer on the big screen for the first time yesterday (it’s attached to ‘Green Lantern’). A second trailer for the most anticipated film of the year has been released, it is another brilliant trailer! Cranking up the anticipation to the release in a months time!
The next in our almost daily fix of the Harry Potter final posters, is the character poster for Snape! Who’s next I wonder?
The Harry Potter film series has done wonders for the British film industry over the years and also been able to showcase so many talents in the films as well. We certainly do see the best of British in the series. Some with big parts throughout all (or most) of the films. While others have smaller parts, or even just cameos. But they really have been such a credit for showcasing the talent which is on offer in Britain. A lot of the actors and actress are held in high regard in the theatre world. Some of my favorite actors and actress have appeared in the film series which is so refreshing to see so many of them in the same films.
A lot of well-respected actors appear in the films bringing life to the much-loved characters from the books.
Alan Rickman – Severus Snape
A very well-loved actor who always seems to be the bad guy. But is he always the bad guy in the Potter series? Well that’s the difficult thing to figure out. One minute you love Snape and the next you hate him, you love to hate him and I don’t think anyone but Rickman could have you thinking that about a character.
We head back to Hogwarts for second year. Although something or someone is trying to stop Harry from getting back. He receives no letters from Ron or Hermione over the summer, then cannot get through the barrier at King’s Cross to get on the Hogwarts express. But what is he being warned against?
Harry Potter (Radcliffe) is a legend in the Wizarding world, yet he had no idea he was a Wizard until his eleventh birthday when Hagrid (Coltrane) turns up after problems with his Hogwarts letter.
The first trailer (as I am guessing we will see a couple more) for the second part of The Deathly Hallows was released last week and I am just being slow posting it on my blog. It really is a fantastic trailer and starting to build up towards the end of the Harry Potter series.
Today’s quote comes from Love Actually and it really is just true Christmas shopping is the worst!
“Christmas shopping, never an easy or a pleasant task.”