"He was taking me around the studio when the news came through. We were both just completely stunned. But also, to be in the studio when that came through, suddenly every room that I went into, every corridor that I walked down on, I suddenly remembered a story or an image of Alan. It got a bit odd. It was quite surreal. But also, powerfully moving as well."
The star went on to say that Rickman had instilled plenty of memories (and lessons) in him as a child actor:
"It was quite nice to be there. All those happy memories came flooding back and I got quite nostalgic actually. I went back home last night and just watched loads of interviews with him. It’s hard to describe. On his last day, I had a cup of tea with him in his trailer and we just sat and chatted about the future of my career and what I should do. He just offered me advice in where I should go and he said some things to me that filled me with a lot of confidence. And when you hear those sorts of things from someone of his stature, his ability, it means a lot."
Rickman passed in mid-January at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. At the time, several HP stars spoke out in his memory, laying praise upon the legendary actor. One such star was Daniel Radcliffe, who shared a touching message via Google+:
Even months after his death, Rickman's life continues to influence those he left behind.