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Watch: Seven Minutes Of Alan Rickman Making Tea In Super-Slow Motion, Because Why The Hell Not?

by Oliver Lyttelton
May 16, 2012 11:59 AM
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Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman is, as we're sure you're aware at this point, one of our finest actors. From "Die Hard" and "Truly Madly Deeply" to the 'Harry Potter' series, he's consistently stolen the show in the finest tradition of British character actors. Now that the Potter franchise has wrapped up, Rickman's got a bit more time on his hands, and after wrapping "Gambit" with Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz, has just signed on, according to the Hollywood Reporter, to "CBGB," a biopic of Hilly Krystal, who founded the seminal New York City punk club, for writer/directors Randall Miller and Jody Savin, with whom Rickman worked previously on "Bottle Shock."

That film will get before cameras next month, but in the meantime, there's another project starring Rickman that's caught our attention: a collaboration with artist David Michalek in the form of a viral video where Rickman makes tea in super-slow motion, only to become enraged by the presence of the camera and trash the room. Oh, and it's all scored by Hans Zimmer's music from "Inception." It's an odd little clip, but a weirdly hypnotic one, and it made us laugh. So that's your lunch-time watching sorted. "CBGB" will presumably make it to theaters sometime in 2012.

Additional fun Rickman fact: we once saw him in a restaurant in London dining with Rutger Hauer. Oh, to be a fly on that wall... [Time]

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  • Jerk | May 17, 2012 12:20 AMReply

    yesss, I'm the few lucky ones that have seen it!

  • rickmanfan | May 16, 2012 11:33 PMReply

    No point needed. It's Alan.

  • Glass | May 16, 2012 11:09 PMReply

    Video is set to private now. WTF, need to watch this NOW

  • and? | May 16, 2012 2:53 PMReply

    never thought I'd see Bill Viola go mainstream, what is the point of this?

  • Scott Mendelson | May 16, 2012 12:39 PMReply

    Minor correction. I'm pretty sure that the music is not from Inception, but from the trailer to Inception, which used Zack Hemsey's 'Mind Heist' track.

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