2016 has saw the loss of so many greats, but the passing of Alan Rickman last January was one of the deaths that stung the most. The actor, known for iconic roles in Die Hard, Harry Potter, Michael Collins and many more, died after a battle with cancer at aged 69.

The star was beloved by many and always came across as an absolute gent in interviews, and one of his former co-stars, Kate Winslet, has shared a story to prove he really was as sound we all hoped he was.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress, who starred alongside Rickman in Sense and Sensibility and A Little Chaos, said:

"He was always a great big softy. If there was one word I could use to really describe Al, it would be kind. He was so kind. At Al’s memorial, Juliet Stevenson told the story of how whenever Al would go out to supper and anyone else would try and pay, he would somehow have phoned ahead or slipped his credit card ahead of the meal so no one even got a look at the check. He’d just say, ‘I’ve got two words for you: Harry Potter.’ And he became known for doing that."