Category: Alan Rickman

A WONDERLAND OF MAGICAL COINCIDENCES (AGAIN!) 

9 years ago, in 2010, Tim Burton unintentionally reunited (again), 7 actors who were involved, or are still involved, on the J.K. Rowling’s magical world of wizardry. Tim had done it three years earlier in “Sweeney Todd” which also has Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall and Helena Bonham.

At that time, Alan Rickman, Timothy
Spall, Imelda
Staunton, and Paul
Whitehouse recorded their voices in just one day in a studio. Frances de la Tour,
made a cameo for the first scenes in the movie, while Johnny and Helena spent the 40 days filming scenes in
Los Angeles and London. 

Six years later in 2016, Tim reunited Johnny, Helena, Timothy, Paul, and Alan again, now for the sequence “Alice Through the Looking Glass”.

> ACTORS AND CHARACTERS:

> Johnny Depp:
Plays the Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland” and plays Gellert Grindelwald in:
* Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

*

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

> Helena Bonham Carter:
Plays The Red Queen in “Alice in Wonderland” and plays Bellatrix Lestrange in:

*

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  (2007)

*

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

*

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

*

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

> Timothy Spall:
Voiced Bayard in “Alice in Wonderland” and plays Peter Pettigrew/Wormtail in:

*

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

*

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

*

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

*

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

*

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

*

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

> Frances de la Tour :
Plays Aunt Imogene in “Alice in Wonderland” and plays Madame Olympe Maxime in :

*

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

*

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)    

> Alan Rickman:
Voiced Absolem in “Alice in Wonderland” and plays Professor Severus Snape in all Harry Potter movies.

                   

> Imelda Staunton:
Voiced the Tall Flower Faces in “Alice in Wonderland” and plays Dolores Umbridge in:

*

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

*

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) (Voiced a toy)

*

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

> Paul Whitehouse:
 Voiced March Hare in “Alice in Wonderland” and played Sir Cadogan in:       
* Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

SWEENEY TODD: A MAGICAL COINCIDENCE…

11 years ago, Tim Burton, unintentionally, reunited 5 actors who was involving, or still would involve, on the magical world of wizardry.
At that time, Alan Rickman and Timothy Spall were already playing Severus Snape and Peter Pettigrew and had finished filming for “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, which was Helena’s first movie in the franchise. 2 months later they reunited on the set of “Sweeney Todd”, which was Jamie’s first big movie, after had done the BBC’s TV movie, “The Dinner Party”. Jamie joined the magical world three years later as the young Gellert Grindelwald, the same character played by Johnny, who is the last to join the fantastic world created by J.K. Rowling. On the first “Fantastic Beasts”, Johnny made only a small cameo, but two years later, this year, he was one of the lead characters, and is set to return on the future movies.

> ACTORS AND CHARACTERS:

> Johnny Depp:
Plays Benjamin Barker (later known as Sweeney Todd)

and plays

Gellert Grindelwald in:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) 
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

>

Helena Bonham Carter:
Plays Mrs. Lovett in “Sweeney Todd”

and plays

Bellatrix Lestrange in:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

>

Jamie Campbell Bower:
Plays Anthony Hope in “Sweeney Todd”

and plays

the young Gellert Grindelwald in:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

>

Alan Rickman:
Plays Judge Turpin in “Sweeney Todd” and plays Severus Snape in all Harry Potter movies.

>

Timothy
Spall:

Plays Beadle Bamford

in “Sweeney Todd”

and plays

Peter Pettigrew/Wormtail) in:
Harry
Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry
Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry
Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Harry
Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
 

PS: Last month (November 13) during the “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” premiére in London, we could see a mini-reunion with Johnny, Jamie and the special attending of Helena, starting a fan-theory that maybe she may appear on the future movies from the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise.
Fingers crossed!

“What is this?
Smells like piss… 
Looks like piss… 
This is piss. Piss with ink…” – Johnny during the “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” song.

11 years ago, today (December 18), “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The Motion Picture
Soundtrack”
was released worldwide. The album was produced by Mike Higham,
written by Stephen Sondheim and Johnny’s vocal was produced by his friend, Bruce Witkin. For the first time in his life, Johnny was showing the world that beyond being an amazing actor, he was giving his first step as an amazing singer. 

> ABOUT THE ALBUM:
The album was released in two slightly
different editions: The “Deluxe Complete
Edition”
and the “Highlight Edition”,
in digital format worldwide and physical in some countries, such as in the USA,
Canada, Japan, some countries in Europe and Australia. 

> DIFFERENCES:
The Deluxe Complete Edition has 20 tracks, all of them mixing the spoken
lines by the characters with the song. Includes an 80-page full color booklet with
lyrics, photographs and 3 bonus tracks:

* Alms! Alms! by Laura Michelle Kelly (Lucy Barker/Beggar Woman)

*

Ladies In Their Sensitivities by Timothy Spall (Beadle Bamford)

*

Final Scene by Helena Bonham Carter (Mrs. Lovett), Johnny (Sweeney
Todd), Laura Michelle Kelly (Lucy Barker/Beggar Woman) and  Alan Rickman (Judge Turpin)

Ps: The “Final Scene” song, lengths for 10 minutes and 21 seconds and
covers the final 13 minutes of the movie in a slightly different version, cutting
some dialogues, secondary sounds such as rats and water, and some scenes,
such as the final meeting between Judge Turpin and Todd, Todd almost killing Johanna,
Mrs. Lovett finding Turpin’s body and Todd recognizing who was the Beggar Woman,
were omitted and shortened.
 

The Highlight Edition has 17 tracks, and all the songs has the spoken lines
by the characters omitted, making the songs slightly shorter than the
Deluxe Edition and the ones in the movie.

 TRACKLIST:

1) Opening Title
2) No Place Like London (Johnny Depp, Jamie Campbell Bower)
3) The Worst Pies in London (Helena Bonham Carter)      
4) Poor Thing (Helena Bonham Carter)        
5) My Friends (Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter)      
6) Green Finch and Linnet Bird (Jayne Wisener)    
7) Alms! Alms! (Laura Michelle Kelly)
[Only in the Deluxe Edition*]  

8) Johanna (Jamie Campbell Bower)          
9) Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir (Edward Sanders, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham
Carter)
10) The Contest (Sacha Baron Cohen)        
11) Wait (Helena Bonham Carter)    
12) Ladies in Their Sensitivities (Timothy Spall) [Only in the Deluxe Edition*]  
13) Pretty Women (Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman)  
14) Epiphany (Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter)        
15) A Little Priest (Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp)  
16) Johanna (Reprise) (Jamie Campbell Bower, Johnny Depp, Laura
Michelle Kelly)    
17) God, That’s Good! (Edward
Sanders, Helena Bonham Carter)
        
18) By the Sea (Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp)    
19) Not While I’m Around (Edward Sanders, Helena Bonham Carter)      
20) Final Scene (Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Laura Michelle Kelly, Alan Rickman)
[Only in the Deluxe Edition*]
         

If you guys have Spotify, you can listen both editions:
> HIGHLIGHTS EDITION 
> DELUXE EDITION

Ps. Next, December 21, I’ll post the “Release of the Day” post to celebrate the day the movie was released in the USA!