Who was Alan Rickman? Alan Rickman aka Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was born on 21 February 1946 and died on 14 January 2016. He was a brilliant English actor and director. He was basically known for his different types of roles on stage and screen often as an antagonist. He was basically a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company performing in both modern and classical theatre productions. He spent a decade portraying Severus Snape in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series.
Alan Rickman, Gaint of British Stage and Screen, Dies at 69
Such a sad day it is… that today we lose an extremely talented and wonderfully delightful person like Alan Rickman! His family confirmed the news on Thursday, the well-loved actor had been suffering from cancer. He was well known for his performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series. He was also praised for his roles in Robin Hood. He found great commercial success in big budget films playing a “heavy” but it was his work in independent roles which offered him the chance to create memorable characters. Alan was a master at portraying complex antagonists. His voice was marvelous and compelling. His performances were riveting.
As in the Potter books, Snape was always the real if conflicted hero. Flawed, but enduring sacrifices that everyone, including the reader or viewer, was unaware of until all the pieces came together at the end.
And in Galaxy Quest, he could make you laugh while showing you that a life may have more impact than you ever realized.
Galaxy Quest may have been the least of all his works. But I still remember the story of a toddler rushed to a hospital near death, with little hope. The members of the surgical team were all GQ fans. To keep themselves going kept reciting “Never give up, never surrender”. The toddler lived.
Two Musicians and an Actor
It’s two musicians and an actor who all die around the same time. Cancer has now taken Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, and now Alan Rickman in less than a month.
- Lemmy Kilmister 70
- David Bowie 69
- Alan Rickman 69
Alan Rickman was a:
- He was a compelling talent.
- She shaped and inspired all of us through his work over the years.
- He was heavily involved with charity work.
- He inspired generations of professional actors.
- He was the godfather of fellow actor Tom Bruke.
- He was the perfect Severus Snape and was a villain in many other films.
Alan Rickman’s Filmography:
|Romeo and Juliet||1978|
|The Barchester Chronicles||1982|
|Girls On Top||1985|
|The January Man||1989|
|Quigley Down Under||1990|
|Truly, Madly, Deeply||1991|
|Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves||1991|
|Close My Eyes||1991|
|Die Hard With a Vengeance||1995|
|An Awfully Big Adventure||1995|
|Sense and Sensibility||1995|
|Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny||1996|
|Castle Ghosts of Ireland||1996|
|The Winter Guest||1997|
|Help! I’m a Fish||2000|
|Land of the Mammoth||2001|
|The Search for John Gissing||2001|
|Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone||2001|
|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||2002|
|King of the Hill||2002|
|Something the Lord Made||2004|
|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||2004|
|Harry potter and the Goblet to the Galaxy||2005|
|Perfume: The Story of a Murderer||2006|
|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||2007|
|Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street||2007|
|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||2009|
|Alice in Wonderland||2010|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1||2010|
|The Wildest Dream||2010|
|The Song of Lunch||2010|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2||2011|
|The Boy in the Bubble||2011|
|Back at the Barnyard||2011|
|A Little Chaos||2015|
|Eye in the Sky||2015|
|Alice Through the Looking Glass||2016|
R.I.P Alan Rickman- You will forever be in our Heart
Comedy, drama, action, musical, thriller – there was no genre Rickman couldn’t handle.What a great talent we’ve lost. He was always said to be a kind, loving and caring man. Alan Rickman’s death is a blow to us all. To the screen world as well as the stage but more importantly, his loss will be felt within our very souls. My heart goes out to his family and friends and loved ones. Age 69 is much too young to pass! All his die-hard fans around the world must be so brokenhearted. I loved all his movies! But he was known for so much more even still. His fight against cancer must have taken its toll on him as it does so many… many others!
Rest in peace Alan Rickman. May God keep his soul safe in the heaven. Condolences to his wife Rima Horton. Thank you for being the hero that Hogwarts deserved, and will always need. You will be remembered for centuries. Never forgotten. Rejoice and know he still lives in your heart!