Fact: GALAXY QUEST, the quirky 1999 Star Trek spoof that featured Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver and Tim Allen, is to be reborn as an online series at Amazon. Executives at the streaming outlet have partnered with Paramount Television on the project.
Fact: Alan Rickman is to be honoured with the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award at the Camerimage International Festival of Cinematography in Poland later this month (Nov14).
Quote: "It was a nervous night, I can tell you. It was about one o'clock in the morning and she was about 14 weeks (pregnant) at the time. But she's game for everything. That woman is a pro." Alan Rickman on having to direct his Sense And Sensibility co-star Kate Winslet in period drama A Little Chaos. In the scene in question, the actress had to dive into ice cold water, despite being pregnant with her third child Bear.
Quote: "It's only in the last couple of years that I've realised how amazing the cast is. In the early days, I just thought of them mostly as a load of old people - mostly friendly, sometimes intimidating... I was terrified of Alan Rickman because he stayed in character all the time." Rupert Grint on working with Britain's biggest stars in the Harry Potter film franchise.
Fact: British actors Jude Law, Colin Firth, and Alan Rickman will head an all-star tribute to late playwright Harold Pinter in London next month (June09). The trio will read from the works of Pinter, who died in December (08) aged 78.
Quote: "You lose your mind, all power of thought goes, which is often useful." Actor Alan Rickman on his love for rollercoasters.
Fact: DAME Judi Dench and British actress Honor Blackman make up the perfect female voice, according to a new study. The research, conducted by linguistics at Sheffield University, England, claims the most appealing male voice is made from a combination of actors Alan Rickman, Jeremy Irons and Michael Gambon's tones.
Quote: "Hollywood exists on a trinity of products - popcorn, coke and the movie. I'm not quite sure what means the most to them." Actor Alan Rickman explains why he's wary of signing up for Tinseltown projects.