March 13, 2005 - From Kevin Smith’s Facebook Page on February 11, 2016:
“I was in the UK receiving the Empire Magazine Independent Spirit Award alongside fellow award recipients Matt Damon and Quentin Tarantino. To present me with my trophy, I chose my Dogma partner-in-crime - England’s own Alan Rickman!
The Rick'er graciously agreed and at the ceremony, an actor I’d fallen
in love with long before we’d ever met said some beautiful stuff about my fat ass before inviting me on stage for my acceptance speech. Afterwards, I was congratulated by Dame Helen Mirren and almost passed out when Jane Tennison herself said “You’re very funny.” But the true highlight of the evening
was this photo. We were crammed into one van heading back to the hotel
when we all begged the driver to stop on a London bridge so we could memorialize the evening. It was a bit of an ordeal
to accomplish but now I’m so glad we took the time. Nearly 11 years ago,
four folks who did Dogma duty together back in the day and their loved
ones celebrated simply knowing one another and being alive in one of the
greatest cities in the world. Pictured are me, Jen Schwalbach, Jayme Wes, Matt and his wife Luciana, future Argo producer Chay Carter, and Alan and his longtime love (and future bride) Rima Horton.
Always take the time to capture the moment, Kids. Before you know it,
the moments pass… And sometimes, so do the people you love.”