Alan Rickman “frustrated” with Severus Snape

Vastavam web: The personal letters of Alan Rickman have revealed that the late actor was “frustrated” by one of his most iconic roles, Severus Snape, the sneering teacher in the “Harry Potter” movies.The revelation was made in the letters that were released for an auction. The archive was a personal collection of papers and letters that span Rickman’s 40-year-long career as an actor, reported Deadline.A note written by the actor while working on 2009’s “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” suggests he was unhappy about the lack of attention given to his character.

In the note titled “Inside Snape’s Head,” Rickman wrote, “It’s as if David Yates (director) has decided that this is not important in the scheme of things i.e teen audience appeal.” The archive, which has been valued at 950,000 pounds includes letters from the Prince Charles, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, as well as “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling, who thanks Rickman for “doing justice to my most complex character.” Other items include Rickman’s copy of the script for his first film, 1988’s “Die Hard,” in which he played the terrorist Hans Gruber.The archive has been assembled by BAFTA-nominated actor and bookseller Neil Pearson, working with Rickman’s estate.