Helen Mirren thinks Alan Rickman would be “very proud” of his final film role

"It's Alan as I knew Alan" says The Eye in the Sky star of the late actor's last performance

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Alan Rickman may be gone, but his performances remain – even some we haven’t even seen yet.

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The Harry Potter star’s last live-action role comes in Eye in the Sky, a military thriller about a controversial drone strike. And co-star Helen Mirren says it’s a performance that Rickman would be very proud of.

“He is fantastic,” Mirren says in this Friday’s episode of The Graham Norton Show. “It was his last film and it’s a movie he would be very proud of.

“What I love about the film is that it’s Alan as I knew Alan – a brilliant character actor, funny, urbane, intelligent and very human. It’s really great to see him up there.”

Rickman also gave a voice performance for the upcoming Alice in Wonderland sequel Alice Through The Looking Glass. You can hear his narration as the Blue Caterpillar in the teaser below.

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The Graham Norton Show airs Friday 8th April at 10:35pm on BBC1. Eye in the Sky is set to be released in cinemas 15th April.