RIP Alan Rickman
How can it be!? Two huge icons this week have passed from cancer, both aged 69. Bowie and now Alan Rickman. A sad start to the year as we have now lost not only a huge music icon but now an incredibly iconic actor. 😦
Alan Rickman: A life in pictures
Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die Hard, Truly Madly Deeply and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has died at the age of 69. A family statement said: “He was surrounded by family and friends.”
Here are pictures of him in some of his best known roles.
Alan Rickman, 1946 – 2016
Severus Snape | Important Scenes in Chronological Order
Im not gonna lie.. I shed a few tears.. 😦
Just as it was hard for fans to let go of Snape as the films came to an end, it was even harder for the actor. As he left the dubbing studio for the last time back in 2011, he wrote this heartfelt last goodbye for Empire magazine:
“I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time. On the screen were some flashback shots of Daniel, Emma, and Rupert from ten years ago. They were 12. I have also recently returned from New York, and while I was there, I saw Daniel singing and dancing (brilliantly) on Broadway. A lifetime seems to have passed in minutes.
Three children have become adults since a phone call with Jo Rowling, containing one small clue, persuaded me that there was more to Snape than an unchanging costume, and that even though only three of the books were out at that time, she held the entire massive but delicate narrative in the surest of hands.
It is an ancient need to be told in stories. But the story needs a great storyteller. Thanks for all of it, Jo.”
What a wonderful man. RIP Alan Rickman. One of the best voices in the acting industry.. never forgotten. I feel a need for an Alan Rickman film fest this weekend.