Wednesday July 15, 2020

Chaos theory: Alan Rickman interview

When Rickman directed A Little Chaos he needed the help of the ‘Irish mafia’ to get it done

26th April, 2015
Alan Rickman. Picture: Getty

The voice is as remarkable in real life as we know it from his many movie roles: rich, distinctive and deep. But it’s the pause that precedes it which is most unusual.

Before Alan Rickman responds to an interview question, he narrows his eyes, meets yours, takes a breath, and spends several seconds savouring his response.

In an industry where interviews have become more and more about the carefully rehearsed and regurgitated soundbite,...

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