If I Were a Rickman..

Hollywood actor Alan Rickman, known for mostly playing villains and jerks in the movies, may not be such a good actor after all. There is a strong chance these roles were not such a stretch for him.

Alan Rickman is about to become the latest Hollywood star to light the blue touchpaper on the powderkeg that is Arab-Israeli politics.

He is working on a play about Rachel Corrie, pictured right, the American “human shield” who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to prevent it destroying a Palestinian house in Rafah last March.

The play, My Name is Rachel Corrie, will open at the Royal Court next year, and is based on detailed diaries and letters written by Corrie before her death. It has been fully authorised by her family.

Rickman, above, is collaborating with the journalist Katherine Viner on the script, and has also agreed to direct the finished article. A former Labour Party donor, he is thought to be sympathetic towards the Palestinian cause.

Ya think?

Update: Shai has met the guy in real life and confirms it – he really is a jerk.

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  • Anonymous

    I used to think he was a very bad choice for Professor Snape. Now it’s clearly to see how perfect he is for the part ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Damnit!!! I really liked him, too!


    another bites the dust.

    • Tess


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  • http://simplyjews.blogspot.com/ SnoopyTheGoon

    I rather liked him. Nu, another one… Scratch Rickman

  • Kevin

    He just use his freedom of speech… give it a rest.

  • Hila

    I love him! His political opinions have nothing to do with his job, he’s an actor. And a good one!! He’s one of my favorites..

  • Marlina

    And who said directing RAchel Corrie got anything to do with his political opinion? He might just direct it because of the story..

  • http://www.israellycool.com/ Aussie Dave


    Intelligent comments only, please.

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  • Zozo4Palestine

    You’re only slamming his acting because he’s anti-Israhelll… hilarious. I can’t wait for you guys to be wiped off the map ^_^ I will then go and dance the dabke on it’s soil <3 Palestine <3

    • Norman B.

      You’re the one who will be wiped out, loser.

      • Jim from Iowa

        Yea, Israelis will be doing the Harlem Shake all over his sorry ass. Mega-loser!

    • Judge Dan

      Small suggestion for ya, If you want to sound tough, drop the emoticons. It just doesn’t have the same affect when we think the person who wrote this is a 12 year old Hello Kitty sporting girl.

  • Anna Ruiz

    You missed the point, it’s obvious the Ms. Scarlett didn’t do it for the money per se, and I get that it might sound good that she was giving Palestinians a day job on their own land (how noble!) though I would suggest a joint venture of an Israeli company on *Palestinian land* would have been less suspect. Have you even considered how white *Australians* treated the indigenous peoples… the Aborigines? I know your history. What do you call Israel’s confiscating land, resources, homes, livelihoods of native Palestinians? Or is that somehow different, I wonder?

    • AussieDave

      Can you please answer in the proper comments thread for a start?

      The palestinians are not native. I suggest you brush up on your history and read this for a start: http://www.israellycool.com/2014/01/09/israel-palestine-whos-indigenous/

      As for your other accusations, proof would be beneficial. Israel actually provided livelihoods for palestinians. Thinks went south when they went all intifada on us.

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