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Alan Rickman feared Harry Potter fans would target his apartment building

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The late Alan Rickman worried 'Harry Potter' fans would "burn" his apartment building "to the ground". The screen legend portrayed Death Eater Severus Snape - who was revealed in the final movies to have been secretly working to defend the boy wizard - in the movie series and was convinced avid fans would be out for revenge if they found out he had a New York flat in the same building as his friend and co-star Ralph Fiennes, who played the evil Lord Voldemort.

Alan's 'Dogma' director, Kevin Smith, revealed to The Guardian newspaper: "One of my favourite memories is when he came to one of my shows at the O2 in London and we drove back to town together. "He said, 'I’ve finally broken and bought an apartment in New York. ' I said, 'That’s excellent. ' He said, 'It’s not excellent, it’s in the same building as my friend Ralph. ' I said, 'Why is that bad?' And he said, 'Ralph Fiennes.

If the 'Harry Potter' world found out that Snape and Voldemort live in the same building, they’d burn it to the ground!” Kevin feels honoured that Alan - who died of pancreatic cancer in 2016 aged 69 - considered him a friend.

Asked what it was like working with him on 'Dogma', he replied: "Bliss. Alan Rickman, it turns out, was my friend. I was such a fan from the moment I saw him in Die Hard.

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