In Passing:  For the Truly Obsessed
  Books that merely mention AR or have one or two photos of him
Listed in Alphabetical Order by Title

Recent additions are preceded by *new*



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Acting My Life, Ian Holm:  Bantam Press, 2004.
On pp. 137-138, the actor muses on the ability of stage actors in long-running productions to cope with endless repetition of the same role.   He cites AR’s stint in Private Lives as an example and quotes Alan saying, “Sometimes you have to crawl through it.”  Ian Holm and AR (voice only) both appeared in the 1985 film Wetherby.


Acting Up, A Diary, David Hare:  Faber and Faber, 1999.
Mentions Alan on pp. 87, 103, 185.

Advanced Cinematherapy:  The Girl’s Guide to Finding Happiness One Movie at a Time,  Nancy K. Peske and Beverly West:  Dell Books, 2002.

See pp. 25-26 (Rasputin), pp. 62-63 (Galaxy Quest), and p. 149 (Mesmer).
See also the quote about Col. Brandon on p. 194.

As She Likes It—Shakespeare’s Unruly Women, Penny Gay:  Routledge, 1994 and 1996.

On p. 80, describes Alan’s Jaques in As You Like It as an “arrogant but vulnerable lone intellectual” and goes on to quote two theater reviews.

Back Stage Theater Guide:  A Theatergoer’s Companion to the World’s Best Plays and Playwrights, Trevor R. Griffiths and Carole Woddis, eds.:  Back Stage Books, 1991.

Contains a photograph of AR as Gayman from the 1984 production of The Lucky Chance in which he appeared with Harriet Walter.

The BBC Shakespeare Plays:  Making the Televised Canon, Susan Willis:  University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

Contains a photo of AR, pp. 90-91.

Before I Say Goodbye—Recollections and Observations from One Woman’s Final Year, Ruth Picardie:  Henry Holt, 2000.

On p. 79, a “letter from a reader” closes with this postscript:
“I’ve got this thing about Alan Rickman—and I keep imagining meeting him on the train going to the Bristol Cancer Centre—trouble is the chemo hasn’t made me a translucent beauty—more of a khaki coloured version of Mr. Blobby.”

The Best Plays of 1986-1987 edited by Otis L. Guernsey Jr. and Jeffrey Sweet:  Dodd, Mead & Co., 1988.
This volume is full of references to Les Liaisons Dangereuses so check the index for them.  Alan and his character are specifically mentioned on these pages:

pp. 12-13, AR is “justly acclaimed” for portraying Valmont, a character who is a  “thoroughgoing bastard
    whose sport is to garnish his notoriety through  assaults on others’ innocence and honor.”
pp. 251 has a posed photo of the entire cast.
pp. 266 has a photo of Valmont and Merteuil
The unpaginated illustrated section features a Hirschfeld caricature of Valmont  and Merteuil.
The Best Plays of 2001-2002, edited by Jeffrey Eric Jenkins:  Limelight Editions, 2003.
This volume also contains many references, so a check of the index is in order.
p.187 has a photo of Elyot romancing Amanda in those fabulous silk pjs.

Big Night Out, Jessica Adams, et al, eds.:  HarperCollins, 2002.

 AR provided two illustrations for a short story by Beattie Edney, Don't Let Your Daughter See You on the Stage,
    Mrs. Ferry, pp. 456-467.
 He is also mentioned in passing in Ben Hatch’s short story, The Cruise, pp. 91-111

Billboard’s Hottest Hot 100 Hits (updated and expanded 3rd ed.), Fred Bronson:  Billboard Books, 2003.

On p. 390 tells how Darren Hayes of Savage Garden was inspired by the film  performances of Alan Rickman and Juliet Stevenson to write the song “Truly  Madly Deeply” for his wife.

BFI Film and Television Handbook:  British Film Institute, annual.

1992 issue, mentions Close My Eyes and  Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
1996 issue has an entry for An Awfully Big Adventure on p. 286 with a nice photo of P.L. and Stella.

The Breaker, Minette Walters:  Putnam, 1999.  Also Jove Books, 2000.

On p. 359 of the paperback edition (Jove), character Nick Ingram says,

“Personally, I’ve always fancied myself as Bruce Willis in Die Hard.  The heroic,  bloodstained cop with his trusty arsenal who saves the world and the woman he  loves by lasting hell out of Alan Rickman and his gang of psychopaths.”


Bruce Willis:  The Unauthorized Biography, John Parker:  Virgin Books, 1997.

 There are three reference to AR in this biography.

The Bush Theatre Book, Mike Bradwell:  Methuen, 1997.

Page 57 contains this quote from Snoo Wilson about Alan:
 “I have so many memories of my own plays done at the Bush but the memory that comes to mind most immediately is of Dusty Hughes’ own wonderful play Commitments.  Alan Rickman flipping his forelock in weary and forebearing tolerance as George Irving bitterly denounces the shallowness of his own existence playing simple Geordie fishermen in successive fishfinger advertisements.  Aching pathos and comic disillusion, the unbearable need to dissemble:  the human condition.”

There is also a brief mention of AR on p. 3.


Cambridge Guides to Shakespeare published by Cambridge University Press:

Antony and Cleopatra, Mary Berry and Michael Clamp eds, c1994:
    Photo with Glenda Jackson on p. 140.

Hamlet, Richard Andrews and Rex Gibson eds, c1994:
    Photo with Geraldine McEwan on p. 155.


The Cambridge Illustrated History of British Theatre, Simon Trussler ed:  Cambridge University Press, 1994.  Reprinted in paperback in 2000.

 Just the slightest mention of AR on p.  373 above the photo of Juliet Stevenson and Fiona Shaw.

The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger:  Little, Brown, 1951 (but there have been many reprints since).

This entry is a little bit different.  Instead of AR appearing in the book, the book appears in a photo of AR.  The Catcher in the Rye is his choice for the "Celebrity READ" poster produced by the American Library Association in August 2006.  Celebrity READ posters have been offered by ALA for many, many years as part of an ongoing campaign to encourage reading.  Celebrities are photographed holding their favorite book or one that has had a great influence on them.  You can get a look here.


Chick Flicks—A Movie Lover’s Guide to the Movies Women Love, Jami Bernard:  Citadel Press, 1997.
In the “Perfect Love” section of the book, you can find three pages about Sense  and Sensibility, including a lovely photo of the Colonel and Marianne (pp. 232- 234).

Chronicle of the Cinema, Catherine Legrand and Robyn Karney eds:  DK Pub., 1997.

 Photo from Truly Madly Deeply on p. 816 above paragraph about the movie.

AR also mentioned (but no photos) in entries for:

Die Hard (p. 780) “The chief heavy, smooth British classical actor, Alan Rickman”.
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (p. 815) Alan Rickman’s scene-stealing, dementedly camp Sheriff of Nottingham“.

Cinematherapy:  The Girl’s Guide to Movies for Every Mood, Nancy K. Peske and Beverly West:  Dell Books, 1999.

See p. 13 (Truly, Madly, Deeply), pp. 184-185 (Sense and Sensibility), and most especially, pp 103-104 (entry in the authors’ “Handy Hunk Chart”).

Cinematherapy for Lovers:  The Girl’s Guide to Finding True Love One Movie at a Time, Nancy K. Peske and Beverly West:  Dell Books 2003.

Has an entry for Blow Dry on pp. 114-115.

The Citz:  21 Years of the Glasgow Citizens Theatre, Michael Coveney, 1990.

Mentions AR in connection (or disconnection, in this case) with a production based on Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past, p. 158.

The Contemporary Monologue:  Men, Michael Earley and Phillippa Keil:  Routledge, 1995.

A photo of AR in Tango at the End of Winter is on the cover, but there is no excerpt from the play inside.  Curious.

Degrees, Andy Gott:  Dewi Lewis Media Ltd., 2005.

AR is one of the featured actors in this book of linked celebrities based on the “Six Degrees of Separation” (or Kevin Bacon, if you prefer) game.
AR is mentioned in text on p. 154, photos appear on p. 161.

Dress to Kill, Eddie Izzard:  Virgin, 1998.

Eddie expresses his desire to have played Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Year in Review:

1999 issue mentions the 1998 production of Antony and Cleopatra:
“…Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren were framed in a production by Sean Mathias  that received strongly mixed reviews,” (p. 291).

2002 issue mentions the 2001 production of Private Lives:
“Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan teamed languidly in Coward’s Private Lives,”  (p. 292).


A Fountain Filled with Blood:  A Mystery, Julia Spencer-Fleming:  St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2003.

In one scene, a video store clerk finds a copy of TMD in his stock and fantasizes that he looks like AR.  This leads to an idea for an AR film festival.

Glenda Jackson:  The Biography, Chris Bryant:  HarperCollins, 1999.

 Mentions AR and describes the RSC season of the year AR joined the company,  pp. 157-162.

GQ Cool, Jo Levin:  Pavilion Books, 2000.

 "The Hair Photo" and charming quote on p. 101, another charming mention on p. 26.

The Great Theatres of London, New Edition, Ronald Bergan:  Andre Deutsch, 2004.  Originally published in 1990 by Prion.

The chapter on the New Ambassadors Theatre (pp.168-173) features a photo of  AR as Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (p. 172).

This book is also a fine source of information about some of the many London  theatres in which Alan has acted.


How Do You Want Me?, Ruby Wax:  Ebury, 2002.

 Many anecdotes sprinkled throughout the book, plus three photos (one with his back to camera).

How to Prepare for the GRE, Graduate Record Examination (15th edition), edited by Sharon Green:  Baron’s Educational Series, 2003.  Also 14th  edition, 2000.

In the glossary section, use of the word “burlesque” is shown thus:
“In Galaxy Quest, Alan Rickman burlesques Mr. Spock of Star Trek, outrageously parodying Spock’s unemotional manner and stiff bearing.”  (p. 136 in 14th ed, p. 127 in 15th ed)

I, an Actor, Nicholas Craig with Christopher Douglas and Nigel Planer:  Methuen, 2001.

One or two passing references as a joke.

Jane Austen in Hollywood, Linda Troost ed:  University of Kentucky Press, 1998.

 Photo and a discussion of what AR brings to the role of Christopher Brandon in Sense and Sensibility.

Jim Carrey—The Joker is Wild, Martin Knelman:  Firefly, 2000.
Originally published in 1999 by Viking/Penguin/Putnam as The Joker is Wild—The Trials and Triumphs of Jim Carrey.

On p. 148 of the 2000 edition, we learn that AR was originally considered for the role of… Ace Ventura?

John Osborne, Vituperative Artist—A Reading of His Life and Work, Luc M. Gilleman:  Routledge, 2002.

Describes a drunken incident from which Osborne was “rescued by some friends, among whom was actor Alan Rickman” (p. 166).

Latymer Upper School, a History of the School and its Foundation, Nigel Watson:  James & James, 1995.

Contains this passage on p. 109 about one of Latymer's most famous alums:

“From the pages of the school magazine come glimpses of future distinguished acting careers, such as Alan Rickman’s performance as Sir Epicure Mammon in the Alchemist in 1964 whose ‘lazy and smug drawl, affected movements and lucid, well-pinted verse speaking succeeded well for this avaricious yet perversely sensitive booby…’”.

Book also includes a small photo of AR on p. 140 (not taken while he was a  student).


Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Christopher Hampton:   Faber, 1987

 This reprint edition contains photos from the RSC stage production of the play.

Lives of the Circus Animals, Christopher Bram:  HarperCollins, 2003.

AR mentioned in conversation on p. 36 and p. 274.

MAD Magazine parodies:

“Throbbin’ Hood Prince of Heaves”:  Issue 307, December 1991.
"Harry Plodder and the Kidney Stone":  Issue 391, March 2000.
“Harry Plodder and the Sorry Ass Story”:  Issue 412,  November 2001.
"Harry Plodder and the Lamest of Sequels”:  Issue 424, December 2002.
“Harry Plodder and the Pre-Teen Nerds Are Actin’ Bad”:  Issue 443, July 2004.
  (note—there are two different covers)
“Harry Plodder Has Gotta Retire":  Issue 460, December 2005.
There are more Harry Potter parodies than I can keep track of!  However, Wikipedia seems to be doing a pretty good job.


Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy II, edited by Michael Ashley:  Carroll & Graf, 1999.

The multiple choice essay, “How to be Fantastic” (pp. 251-255), features an “Alan Rickman clone” to whom you may assign a variety of lines and activities.

The Man Who Loved Too Much, Kevin Lloyd:  Blake Publishing Ltd, 1997.

On pages 83-84, Kevin Lloyd speaks briefly of Alan Rickman with whom he appeared in productions of Ubu Roi, Hamlet, and Dick Whittington (where he says he witnessed the beginnings of the Sheriff of Nottingham in Alan's "King Rat").

Masterpiece Theater:  A Celebration of 25 Years of Outstnding Television, Terrence O’Flaherty:  KQED Books, 1996.

 Reproduction of the Barchester poster, p. 232, passing mention of AR, p. 226.

The Mating Mind—How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature, Geoffrey F. Miller:  Doubleday, 2000.

The author wonders, “could Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver keep a straight face playing an intense romantic psychodrama set in Pleistocene Zaire, while wearing mangy furs, with ochre-smeared hair, and covered in ticks?”  (p. 178).  The author has apparently seen Play

Monstrous Regiment:  Four Plays and a Collective Celebration, Gillian Hanna:  Nick Hern Books, 1991.

 Mentions AR in the Introduction, also in the back under "graphic designer".

The Motion Picture Prescription:  200 Movies to Help You Heal Life’s Problems, Gary Solomon:  Aslan Publishing, 1995.

  There is an entry on Closet Land on p. 49.

Mouth to Mouth, Kevin Elyot:  Nick Hern, 2001.

On p. 10 of this play, character named Frank has these lines:
“About the bad dreams.  Last night, for example, I dreamt Alan Rickman was  being fried for charity.”
 Talk about commitment to a cause.

Movie Mistakes Take 2:  Revised and Updated, Jon Sandys:  Virgin Books, 2002.

Finds many errors in continuity in Dogma during Metatron’s first scene with Bethany, p. 52.
Also cites a miraculously moving corpse interacting with Hans in Die Hard, p. 166.
Again a continuity error, this time involving lighting, when the Metatron appears with God at the end of Dogma,
p. 218.


Muggles and Magic—J. K. Rowling and the Harry Potter Phenomenon, George Beahm:  Hampton Roads, c2004.
Mentions of AR on pp. 124-125, nice background article on AR pp. 133-134.
AR and Snape also mentioned in “selected reviews” here and there in the book.

Off Stage--100 Portraits Celebrating the RADA Centenary, Cambridge Jones:  Dewi Lewis Media, 2005.

AR’s is the first portrait and anecdote, by which we learn a bit about his RADA audition and his 1970s fashion sense (p. 11).

One Foot on the Stage, James Roose-Evans:

There are two AR anecdotes in this biography of his mentor, Richard Wilson.

The Only Boy for Me, Gil McNeil:  Bloomsbury, 2001.

Evokes the “little girl at the playground” scene from Truly, Madly, Deeply, p.222.

Other People’s Shoes:  Thoughts on Acting, Harriet Walter:  Viking, 1999.

Ms. Walter, who has appeared on film, television, and stage with AR, talks about acting the part of Nina opposite Alan’s Aston (Trigorin) in The Seagull--a photo is included.  She also has a few interesting things to say about Sense and Sensibility.

Our Theatre in the Eighties by Sheridan Morley:  Hodder & Stoughton, 1990.

A review of Les Liaisons Dangereuses appears in the chapter “Hampton’s Court”, pp. 125-126.

Performing Women—Stand-ups, Strumpets and Itinerants, edited by Alison Oddey:  St. Martin’s Press, 1999.

See anecdote on p. 96 in Marianne Jean-Baptiste’s chapter.  No further mentions,  but interesting background reading in the chapters from Imelda Staunton, Juliet  Stevenson, and Fiona Shaw.

Players of Shakespeare 2, edited by Russell Jackson and Robert Smallwood:  Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Reprinted in 1998.

Photos of AR accompany his essay on playing Jaques in As You Like It, pp. 73-80.

Plays International, March 1995.

There is a photo of Alan directing the stage production of The Winter Guest on p. 7.

P.S. The Preventive Maintenance Monthly, Issue 618, May 2004.

“Mogmart’s School of Magical PM”, a cartoon caricature of the Harry Potter world, features a potions master named “Professor Snappy”, pp. 27-34.

Limited availability, but you can (sometimes) download a copy here.


Queenan Country—A Reluctant Anglophiles’s Pilgrimage to the Mother Country, Joe Queenan:  Henry Holt, 2004.

On p. 42-43 Queenan describes a London performance of Private Lives and complains that AR squints his way through the evening, never opening his eyes once.

BTW, the article Queenan refers to as "Squint While You're Ahead" is actually titled "With Eyes Half Shut" and can be found in GQ, June 2002, p. 109.


Radio Times 1993 Yearbook, edited by Alison Wear:  Ravette Books, 1993.

Article about Truly, Madly, Deeply on pp. 7-9, photos on Jamie on p. 7 and p. 9.

Rocky Horror—From Concept to Cult, Scott Michaels and David Evans:  Sanctuary Publishing, 2002.

Posits that, should there ever be a remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, AR could be the new Frank N Furter (p. 186).  Goes on to suggest that playing the Casting Game is a fun party activity.

Also, on p. 238 there is a catty reference to Tim Curry role in which he “looked like he was doing a very tacky parody of Alan Rickman in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.”  Ouch.


Royal Shakespeare Company 1985/86, 1986/87:  A Complete Record of Two Years’ Work, Simon Trussler, ed:  RSC Publications, 1987.

 Photos from As You Like It, pp. 14-15.
 Photo from Troilus & Cressida, p. 18.
 Photos from Les Liaisons Dangereuses, pp. 34-35.
 Photos from Mephisto, pp. 140-142.

The Sacred Blood, Mark Ramsden:  Serpent’s Tail, 2001.

Two characters discuss plans to see Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren in Antony and Cleopatra.  On p. 105, one of the characters opines, “He must be really handsome if you don’t mind his beard".


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Screen World: Crown Publishers, annual.
v. 40, 1989, entry on p. 53 for Die Hard, includes 1 photo of Hans.

v. 41, 1990, entry on p. 8 for The January Man, no photo of Ed, however.

v. 42, 1991, entry on p. 108 for Quigley Down Under, includes 1 photo of Elliott.

v. 43, 1992, entry on pp. 64-65 for Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, includes 1 photo of George.
                      entry on p. 153 for Closet Land includes 1 photo of The Interrogator.
                      entry on p. 198 for Truly Madly Deeply includes 1 photo of Jamie.
                      entry on p. 231 for Close My Eyes includes 1 photo of Sinclair.

v. 44, 1993, entry on p. 94 for Bob Roberts includes 1 photo of Lukas.

v. 47, 1996, entry on pp. 150-151 for Sense and Sensibility includes only 1 photo of Brandon, however there is
                                another  lovely one on p. 290.
                      entry on p. 232 for An Awfully Big Adventure includes 1 photo of O'Hara.
v. 48, 1997, entry on pp. 194-195 for Michael Collins (no photos).
v. 49, 1998, entry on p. 251 for The Winter Guest, no photo of the director, however.

v. 51, 2000, entry on p. 139 for Dogma, no photo of The Metatron, however.
                      entry on pp. 182-183 for Galaxy Quest, 2 photos of Dr. Lazarus.

v. 53, 2002, entry on pp. 132-133 for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, includes 1 photo of Professor Snape.
                      entry on p. 236 for Blow Dry includes 1 photo of Phil.
v. 54, 2003,  entry on pp. 138-139 for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, includes 2 photos with Professor Snape.
v. 55, 2004,  entry on pp. 262-263 for Love, Actually includes two photos of Bad Harry.
v. 56, 2005  entry on pp. 80-81 for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has a photo of Snape acting protective.
v. 57, 2006  entry on pp. 60-61 for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy includes a photo of Marvin, the fatally
                                depressed robot.
                       entry on pp. 156-157 for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire includes a photo of Snape at the Snow Ball.


Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen.

The 1996 Everyman edition from Knopf features a dust jacket with photos from the film, including one of Alan as Brandon.

Shakespeare—A Crash Course, Rob Graham:  Watsun-Guptill, 2000.

Photo of AR as Marc Antony on p. 67.

Shakespeare in Performance, Keith Parsons and Pamela Mason eds:  Salamander Books, 1995.

Photo on p. 46 from As You Like It.
Photo on p. 224 from Troilus and Cressida.

A Short History of Dimpho Di Kopane—A South African Theatre Company, edited by Camilla Driver:  Spier and Nandos (Capetown), 2004.

Foreword by Alan Rickman, plus a candid photo.  Here is the text of the foreword:

 “Audiences seem to spend too much time in the theatre wondering what’s for dinner.  All too often they’re watching something vaguely tasteful that can comfortably be filed away for future reference.  Occasionally theatre crashes through its own boundaries and redefines itself.  Tells us something we didn’t know.  Provides a shock to the senses.  Reminds us that we are alive.  I first saw Dimpho Di Kopane in Yiiminangaliso (The Mysteries) at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2001.  Their skill and total absence of self-consciousness, added to a love of performing that ran from head to foot of every member of the company, gave the audience an almost vicarious thrill.  It continued with Carmen and Ibali Ioo Tsotsi (The Beggar’s Opera) and I felt it again when I visited the set of U-Carmen eKhayelitsha as it was being filmed in South Africa.”

“It is clear that the work of Dimpho Di Kopane, Mark Dornford-May and Charles Hazlewood has a kind of joyous inevitability about it.  Their time has come.  I am glad to be in the audience, clinging happily to their coat-tails.”


Snowdon on Stage, Anthony Armstrong-Jones:  Pavilion Books, 1996.

 Photo of AR in a kilt standing on the Albert Memorial.

Staging Youth Theatre:  A Practical Guide, Rex Doyle:   Crowood Press, 2003.

Foreword is by Alan Rickman.  Rex Doyle wrote the play Nijinsky in which AR took the starring role in 1976.  Book contains many photos of the Sheffield Crucible Theatre, where has AR appeared in five plays.  Here is the text of AR's foreword:

"I first met and worked with Rex Doyle at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, when he directed me in his own play about the life of the great dancer, Nijinsky."

"Everything that makes Rex such a fine director and teacher was evident in that production.  Meticulous research and great leaps of imagination.  But perhaps most importantly it was a production that was guided at all times by Rex’s openness and generosity towards the actors and his boundless gift for encouragement.  And it was fun.  The rehearsal room was by definition a market place for common sense, fleeting instincts and mad ideas."

"This excellent book is fed by exactly the same balance of the creative and the practical.  Whether you need information on fund-raising, auditioning, running a rehearsal or making a prop, it is all here."

"Youth Theatre continues to prove its worth not only in training young actors, directors and technicians, but also in developing the confidence and self-esteem of young people in a much wider sense.  Dedicated youth leaders will benefit hugely from the guidance and inspiration which this book offers in abundance."


Telling Some Tales, Anna Massey:  Hutchinson, 2006.

AR is partly responsible for this book as it appears he convinced Ms. Massey it would be a good idea to write it.  (Perhaps she could return the favor for us?)  Several mentions of Alan, with whom she can be seen in Pity in History.

Theatre World:  Crown Publishers, annual.

v. 37, 1980-81, entry for Desperately Yours on p. 82.  Lists AR as director and  includes a photo of Ruby Wax, Beverly Pemberthy, and Brenda Currin.

v. 43, 1986-87, entry for Les Liaisons Dangereuses on p. 43 with several lovely photos.

v. 58, 2001-02, entry for Private Lives on p. 56, four b&w photos from the play.
  Also a lovely color photo on p. 14


Theatre Year—A Selection of Photographs by Donald Cooper of Productions in London and Stratford November 1980 to October 1981, Donald Cooper:  In (Parenthesis) Limited, 1981.

Photograph of AR as Aston in The Seagull, plate 57.

The Three of Us:  A New Life in New York, Joanna Coles:  St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

In the May 18 entry (p. 24) Joanna hears AR’s voice among those waiting to enter as she tries to decide whether to stay for a crowded RSC fund raiser.  Makes all the difference, apparently.

True Myths—The Life and Times of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nigel Andrews:  Carol Publishing Group, 1996.
Revised and expanded edition published by Bloomsbury, 2003.

Tells the story of how the part of the villain in The Last Action Hero, originally offered to Alan, was given instead to Charles Dance after AR turned it down.  At  the start of the production, Dance wore a t-shirt that read, “Cheaper than Alan Rickman” (p. 229 of the 1996 ed).

The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks, Kim Adelman:  Broadway Books, 2005

Entry aboutSense and Sensibility on p. 75.
Brief mention of Truly, Madly, Deeply on p. 171.

The Usborne Internet-Linked World of Shakespeare, Anna Claybourne, Rebecca Treays, Felicity Brooks:  EDC, 2001.  Also published by Scholastic in 2001, originally published by Usborne in 1996 as The World of Shakespeare.

In the EDC edition, there is a photo of AR as Jaques on p. 23.


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Victoria Wood—The Biography, Neil Brandwood:  Virgin Books, 2002.
Note of 1976 production of Gunslinger in which Wood appeared with AR, p. 62.
Background information on All Day Breakfast on which AR made a brief appearance in 1992 , p. 170.

Well Groomed, Fiona Walker:  Coronet, 1996.

In this novel, the characters discuss an imaginary film (“Four Poster Bed”) which AR is supposedly eager to do.  There is also a party described at which one of the guests thinks she has spotted AR in the crowd.

With Nails, Richard E. Grant:  Overlook Press, 1998.

 Two surprising mentions of AR in this clever, amusing memoir.

I am deeply indebted to Rebecca, Barbara, and other AR Guestbook denizens for most of the items on this list.


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