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Jason Allen 11/08/22

Madly, Deeply: A Celebration of Alan Rickman

On October 2nd the BFI are hosting an event to celebrate the life of the late, great, towering talent that was Alan Rickman, in anticipation of the publication of Madly, Deeply: The Alan Rickman Diaries by Canongate two days later.

Hosted by Mark Kermode, it’ll feature some of his most iconic moments on-screen, excerpts from his diaries, and special guests who’ll all take the stage to tell touching & hilarious stories about their friendship with him – you can expect Emma Thompson, Sir Ian McKellen, Eddie Izzard, Stanley Tucci, Juliet Stevenson, Dexter Fletcher and more. And it’s all followed by a screening of Anthony Minghella’s poignant & heartbreaking film Truly, Madly, Deeply (in which Alan Rickman literally appears as a ghost, which might be slightly awkward).

It’s going to be a pretty amazing, star-studded event giving a genuinely intimate portrait of his life. And to just give a little more background on those diaries – he wrote dozens of detailed handwritten journals starting in the early ’90s, and they’ve all been edited & condensed into a single volume (Madly, Deeply: The Alan Rickman Diaries) which will be published two days later.

As you might expect, the BFI event sold-out pretty much the moment it was announced, but Nudge Members can still get a pair of tickets. Meaning that the only way to get tickets now is by either A) pulling off a high-profile heist in an impeccably tailored suit, B) using the magic of the dark arts, or C) entering our competition to win two tickets for absolutely nothing.

We’re something of a Robin Hood in that regard. And Alan Rickman would have loved that…



NOTE: Madly, Deeply: A Celebration of Alan Rickman will take place at the BFI on October 2nd 2022. Tickets are currently sold out, but you can win a pair by simply entering the competition located in the Members’ Box at the top of this page.

OTHER NOTE: To find out more about the book, Madly, Deeply: The Alan Rickman Diaries (available in hardback, ebook & downloadable audio on October 4th) just head to the Canongate website right here

BFI Southbank | Belvedere Road, SE1 8XT

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Madly, Deeply: A Celebration of Alan Rickman

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, Southbank, SE1 8XT