Turns out that Professor Snape was a secret double agent. So what does that make Alan Rickman, the man who played him in the "Harry Potter" films, if he secretly knew that his character was a secret double agent?
A very well prepared actor, for one.
The Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actor was taken aside by Potter author JK Rowling and told Snape's arc to the end of the series -- and Snape's true allegiance -- years before the final book in the series, "The Deathly Hallows," was released. That enabled him to have a certain insight to the character that not even anyone on set could match
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