Alan Rickman reading Sonnet 130

Bitchery reader Eliza was kind enough to send me the .mp3 of Alan Rickman reading Sonnet 130. Try to breathe normally, ya’ll.

(And please, right click and save lest you hurt our server’s feelings. It’s listening to the .mp3 on repeat, too.)

Sonnet130.mp3

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  1. 1
    Madd says:

    I think my brain just melted.

    Yup, it’s dripping out of my ears now.

    I could listen to that man for hours.

  2. 2
    Ann Bruce says:

    Is it so wrong that I watched all the Harry Potter movies just for Alan Rickman?  And that I wanted him to kick Kevin Costner’s butt in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves?

  3. 3
    quichepup says:

    No, its not wrong that I wanted one of those Snape action figures either.

    He’s the reason I love the Emma Thompson version of Sense and Sensibility.

  4. 4
    rascoagogo says:

    If watching Harry Potter for Alan Rickman is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. My feelings about Snape changed dramatically when the movies came out…

  5. 5
    Flo says:

    I need a new keyboard… the sheer amount of drool that spilled from my lips… oh boy.

    I swear this man could read tax pamphlets and I’d get happy in the pants.

    HA: Wanted14

  6. 6
    eve says:

    If dark chocolate had a voice, it would be Alan Rickman’s.

  7. 7
    wendy says:

    My tongue is tingling to lick his face.

  8. 8
    Eliza says:

    Heh, Wendy. He’s old enough to be my GRANDFATHER and I still want to lick him. Like, a lot.

    All my friends wonder why on earth I know this sonnet off by heart. I choose not to tell them about this. Though I do ponder making it my ringtone.

  9. 9
    Yvonne says:

    Is it because he sounds slightly dangerous, like he just may bite? Well, hopefully?

  10. 10
    little light says:

    Oh good Lord.
    There goes my day.

    Who knew it was possible to say ‘breasts’ like that?

  11. 11
    Deanna Lee says:

    That sounded so naughty and perfect at the same time—he could read from the dictionary and be sexy.

  12. 12
    Ann Bruce says:

    No, its not wrong that I wanted one of those Snape action figures either.

    Do the action figures talk?  Imagine your very own Alan Rickman standing on your desk and speaking to you while you write.  It might be better inspiration than the NR bobblehead.

  13. 13
    Reileen says:

    //If dark chocolate had a voice, it would be Alan Rickman’s.//

    OH DEAR GODS YES.

  14. 14
    Eunice says:

    What a nice way to start the day. Thanks, Eliza and Sarah!

    “If dark chocolate had a voice, it would be Alan Rickman’s.”

    That’s the perfect sentence to describe it.

  15. 15
    Crezia says:

    Oh God.

    That happens to be my favorite sonnet…I think I’m legally dead, now. I love that man (yes, he’s old enough to be my grandfather as well).

  16. 16
    Bonnie says:

    Pardon my crudeness, but I just came a little, in my undies.

    ‘scuze me …

    — Bonz

  17. 17
    Phoebe says:

    Oh my. OH MY.

  18. 18
    Erin says:

    Well that just made me lose my case of the “Mondays.”  Now if only Alan Rickman would read me to sleep each night (etc etc) then I think I’d be quite cured from any potential insomnia ever again.

  19. 19
    Julie Leto says:

    I’ve lost my ability to speak or form a coherent thought…but luckily, you all have said it all perfectly.

    Dark chocolate indeed.

  20. 20

    Dude! You made my day.
    (sigh)

  21. 21
    bluzkat says:

    I need a cigarette, please…and I don’t smoke. Whoo!

  22. 22
    Ellen says:

    *fans self, sticks face over air conditioning vent*

  23. 23
    JaniceG says:

    Someone’s done a YouTube version with photos, too: double yum! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw6Swr-ME40

  24. 24
    aFy says:

    God,i can’t stop listening to this thing!!!

    Aren’t there any other sonnets read by Alan Rickman?!

  25. 25

    I think I’m alone in finding Alan Rickman terrifying.

    I’m going to go and try to erase the memory of him saying ‘breasts’ right in my ear. Stupid headphones.

    Two thumbs up for sonnet 130, though!

  26. 26
    Amy says:

    <3<3<3<3<3

    Bring me my fainting couch and my smelling salts, I am retiring for the evening.

  27. 27
    Breemgrrl says:

    Alas, this is the only sonnet that Alan Rickman reads on “When Love Speaks,” a delightful CD featuring a bunch of (mostly British) actors and musicians reading Shakespeare sonnets.

    I also own a book on tape of Rickman reading “The Return of the Native.” Yes, that man can even make Thomas Hardy sound sexy.

  28. 28
    Breemgrrl says:

    Alas, this is the only sonnet that Alan Rickman reads on “When Love Speaks,” a delightful CD of (mostly British) actors and musicians reading Shakespeare sonnets. There may be others elsewhere – I don’t know.

    I also own a book on tape of Rickman reading “The Return of the Native,” which prompted me to go on many long walks just to keep hearing that luscious voice on my Walkman. Yes, that man can even make Thomas Hardy sexy.

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