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Friday, January 15, 2016

Remembering Alan Rickman 1946 - 2016



Actor Alan Rickman, who died Thursday at age 69, was best known for his role as Severus Snape in all eight Harry Potter films, released between 2001 and 2011. His other film credits include Die Hard (1988), Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) for which he won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Bob Roberts (1992), An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Michael Collins (1996), Dogma (1999), Galaxy Quest (1999), Blow Dry (2001), Love Actually (2003), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and The Butler (2013). He also directed and co-wrote two films - The Winter Guest (1997) and A Little Chaos (2014).

Rickman received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for his performance in the 1996 HBO film, Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny. He was also nominated for two Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Play for Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1987) and Private Lives (2002), and his third and final Broadway appearance was in the 2011 play, Seminar.

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Alan Rickman's life and career.

Die Hard (1988) with Bruce Willis and Bonnie Bedelia



A 1988 interview



Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990) with Juliet Stevenson



The 1992 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) with presenter Helen Mirren



Sense and Sensibility (1995) with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet



Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) with Daniel Radcliffe



Love Actually (2003) with Emma Thompson and Rowan Atkinson



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) with Daniel Radcliffe



The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 17, 2015

2 comments:

joel65913 said...

Such a sad occurrence. 69 isn't young but nowadays it isn't necessarily that old. So much talent gone, what range he had to be able to be believably the utterly ruthless Hans Gruber and the gentle and kind Colonel Brandon. Incredible that he was never nominated for an Oscar, so shortsighted. A terrible week, such brilliant artists lost.

Marc Harshbarger said...

I agree with you, Joel, that 69 isn't that old nowadays - and that Mr. Rickman left us much too soon. So far we've had far too many losses of great talent in 2016.