2016 has been a bad year for losing legends. The tragic news that Alan Rickman has lost his battle with cancer was announced by his family to The Guardian earlier today. A best-loved and deeply admired British actor, his loss will be felt by many. At 69-years old, the actor brought over three decades of quality cinema to our screens and touched us with his genius. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.
“Talent is an accident of genius – and responsibility”
1. The best kind of baddie
Hans Gruber, Die Hard (1988)
2. He’d cut your heart out with a spoon
Sheriff George, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
3. We fell in love, truly madly deeply.
Jamie, Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
4. Even with Rasputin.
Rasputin, Rasputin (1996)
5. A true British gentleman.
Colonel Brandon, Sense and Sensibility (1995)
6. And a partnership that won’t be forgotten.
Detective David Friedman, Judas Kiss (1998)
7. Because we all know who the real stars were of this Christmas classic…
Harry, Love Actually (2003)
8. We’ve never loved a villain so much.
Judge Turpin, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber (2007)
9. So, so much.
Severus Snape, Harry Potter series (2001 – 2011)
10. And we will remember him ALWAYS.
RIP Alan Rickman (1946 – 2016).