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Late actor Alan Rickman's diaries to be published

Alan Rickman's diaries are being published. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Alan Rickman's diaries are being published. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- British publisher Canongate has confirmed it is publishing a book based on the diaries of late actor Alan Rickman.

Rickman died of cancer in 2016 at age 69.

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He was known for his roles in the Harry Potter film franchise, as well as Bottle Shock, Love Actually, Sense and Sensibility, Galaxy Quest, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Die Hard.

"Hey, um, I don't want to make a big deal about this -- I don't really like being the centre of attention, y'know -- but you might want to keep an out for some PRETTY BIG CANONGATE NEWS hitting The Guardian tomorrow," the publisher tweeted Friday.

"What did I tell you? BIG NEWS," Canongate's Twitter feed said Saturday as it shared a link to a Guardian article with details about the book.

It also included a GIF video of Rickman smiling and bowing in a scene from Sense and Sensibility.

"I'm delighted that Canongate will be publishing Alan's diaries and couldn't have wished for a finer appointment of editor than Alan Taylor," Rickman's widow Rima Horton told the newspaper. "The diaries reveal not just Alan Rickman the actor but the real Alan -- his sense of humor, his sharp observation, his craftsmanship and his devotion to the arts."

The book is set for release in the fall of 2022.

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