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.
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