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Saturday, May 28, 2005

Alan Rickman Takes In Some Culture

Judging by today's front page of the Ottawa Citizen that I mentioned in my earlier weblog post today, I had a feeling that someone famous would be in attendance at John Ralston Saul's reading. Here on johnwmacdonald.com are some exclusive photos of the event today. Accompanying Mr. Rickman this afternoon was "Canadian producer Niv Fichman, one of the producers behind the forthcoming Snow Cake, but best known for his film, The Red Violin, starring Samuel L. Jackson." (Citizen quote)

I was expecting Her Excellency to be there supporting her husband but she was a no show this afternoon. John Ralston Saul was reading at the Library and Archives Canada on Wellington Street. Billed as an internationally acclaimed author, and one of Canada's foremost thinkers, he discussed his latest publication, The Collapse of Globalism: And the Reinvention of the World.

Indeed, Alan Rickman was in the audience today. He poses with Ottawa International Writersfest Director, Neil Wilson.


Alan Rickman with today's programme in hand and Mr. Ralston Saul's book as well.


Below, John Ralston Saul signing books for his fans.




Alan Rickman looks on at the author as he mingles with the crowd after the reading.


And lastly, happy Mr. Rickman.



24 Comments:

Blogger Ratexla Kettleburn aka Yoze said...

Wow... Thanks for sharing :D

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 2:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. It is always nice to knew what Mr. Rickman is up to.

Cheers,
Claudia

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:27:00 PM  
Blogger John W. MacDonald said...

I thought posting these pics would bring some comments! Alan Rickman is one of my favourite actors. Blow Dry (2001) is also one of my favourite Rickman movies. A very human movie with great comedic moments.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the Rickman pix! Excellent.
Sue

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 6:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the pix of Mr. Rickman--we can't get enough of him!

Sincerely,

--Joanne

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 7:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you realise that Alan Rickman messageboards and fansites would be giddy with the news on your blog and pass your address around the globe? Thanks for sharing! Looks like he's having a great time in Canada.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 7:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Glassmeow said...

Your link and pix are already up on Rickman boards and LJ communities.

Nice photos! Did you actually get to speak to "Teh Man?"

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger John W. MacDonald said...

I only spoke to him inasmuch to introduce myself and ask permission to take his photo. Nice guy - I was glad to have had to opportunity to meet him.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alan Rickman is always so sexy

Thursday, June 02, 2005 4:07:00 AM  
Anonymous TrekkieGrrrl said...

Oh *GUH* What BEAUTIFUL Alan pictures! Thanks for taking them and THANKS for sharing!!!

Thursday, June 02, 2005 5:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Marlina said...

Thaks John! you don't know how much this mean to us! Thank you so much for this..

Thursday, June 02, 2005 9:45:00 AM  
Blogger John W. MacDonald said...

I am just starting to think how much this means to all of you... You're welcome!

Thursday, June 02, 2005 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Hypatia said...

Thank you, John. A wonderful posting.

Thursday, June 02, 2005 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is a god to me,he is the business..I love your photos of him,thank you very much for sharing,they have made their way to UK,all over really...
Cheers..

Thursday, June 02, 2005 2:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this nice pics! "Herzlichen Dank" from Germany :)

Thursday, June 02, 2005 3:03:00 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

hmmm well that's a surprise...i mean the man's a good actor, but really...he's not a poet..don't you know the sexiest men are poets? I thought the Simon Armitage pics were very nice. You may have a new career, John...photographer of literati pin up boys...nice work, if you can get it.

Friday, June 03, 2005 4:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Glassmeow said...

"Nice guy - I was glad to have had to opportunity to meet him."

Do you realize that we'd sell our(insert here: a) Grandmothers b) children c) husbands) to have been in your shoes?

Thanks again!

=^,^=

Friday, June 03, 2005 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Kit said...

Thanks, John. Absolutely great pix of Mr. Rickman. This Texas-based Grandmother thanks you hugely for sharing them.

Kit

Saturday, June 04, 2005 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,

Thank you for the pictures!They're absolutely great!

See you,

Anca :P

Monday, June 06, 2005 3:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi John, I'm an Australian fan of Alan R., as is my teenage daughter. We love many of his movies and enjoy seeing photos of him. Thanks!
Quesera.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 1:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Lu said...

Having seen so many of his faces in his films, it made me smile to see his "real" face. Thankyou for the current view and a straight look at a man who fills so well the role of actor: that of making you believe.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 4:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Panda Boo said...

Thanks for the wonderful pictures of Mr. Rickman. Always so nice to see him doing something "normal" instead of posing at a movie opening. He looked relaxed and having fun.This Tennessee gal is highly pleased!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic pictures! I love celebrity candids. But, gee, hasn't he really aged in the last 2-3 years? He is really starting to look old. Still yummy though. :)

Saturday, August 06, 2005 6:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alan Rickman is indeed my "Personal Jesus" and seeing him in an R&R mode just adds that much more depth to my admiration of The Man.

I am just very sad to have learned only recently that He was in my neck of the woods (I'm from Montreal) and did not know of His touring Canada. Dayhum!

Thank you sooooooooooo very much for sharing these wonderful "real-life" piccies of Alan.

Sincerely,

CARLY LYNDA

Sunday, September 11, 2005 12:45:00 PM  

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