Alan Rickman Narrates Video to Raise Funds for Refugees

Alan Rickman’s voice is unmistakable. He used it to voice some amazing and memorable characters, such as: Marvin in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Alexander Dane in Galaxy Quest, and his first major role as Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet. Of course, fans of the Harry Potter series know him as Severus Snape – the seemingly bitter Potions professor with a hatred for Harry Potter. 

As friends, family, and fans mourn the sudden passing of the late actor, we await the posthumous release of two movies he will star in: Eye in the Sky and Alice Through the Looking Glass, reprising his role as the whimsical Blue Caterpillar. Rickman, who is a known supporter of a number of charities and foundations, also used his talented voice to garner support for refugees in one of his last pieces of work. 

The video, organized by the students’ union of Oxford University in collaboration with Save the Children and Refugee Council, was released in December as a YouTube video and was intended to go viral in order to raise charity money. The project is known as One Click Giving and is rooted in the idea that a viral video can help raise funds through a click. Rickman explains how it works in the video saying, “The more views the video gets, the more advertising revenue YouTube will give us” and all the money received will go directly to charities aiding refugees. 

As Rickman states in the adorable video of a slow tortoise grabbing at a lone strawberry, this is a not-for-profit video and all proceeds will go to Refugee Council and Save the Children. The video has received over 3 million views (and clicks). With any luck, we can help boost the number of clicks and raise even more money.  

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