Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fact of the Day: Snape Actors

While most fans of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books adored Alan Rickman as Severus Snape in the movie version, he was not the first choice for the role. It was offered to Tim Roth, who declined the role to play the villainous General Thade in 2001's Planet of the Apes movie. 

9 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

I think Alan Rickman was the best man for the job. Glad Tim Roth passed.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

No one could have done better in that role than Alan Rickman. I like Tim Roth, but . . . nooooooooooo.

Christine said...

Interesting

Birgit said...

There is always a reason and this is why he passed...so Rickman would take on the role:)

Mary Kirkland said...

I think Alan Rickman played the part so well. Not sure anyone else would have been as good as he was.

Pat Hatt said...

Rickman was sure the right pick

stephen Hayes said...

Rickman was great and now he's sorely missed.

Martha said...

Alan Rickman was the perfect choice.

Fundy Blue said...

I loved Alan Rickman as an actor, and he was the perfect Snape!