Alan Rickman 21st February 1946 – 14th January 2016

Today we say goodbye to one of the greatest British actors of all time, Alan Rickman, who has sadly passed away at the age of 69.

Everyone will have their own favourite role, for me itΒ was, for very personal reasons, The Metatron in Kevin Smiths Dogma that stood out the most but there are so many brilliant parts from his Die Hard villain Hans Gruber, to his turn as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood : Price of Thieves and of course playing one of my all time favourite characters to be written, Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series of films.

A very sad day and he will be missed greatly. Another gone much too soon by the cruel hand of cancer.

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2 thoughts on “Alan Rickman 21st February 1946 – 14th January 2016”

  1. I just saw the news on Twitter. What horrible news 😦 and what a terrible way to start 2016 off. Three legends all gone. The last few years have been terrible but I tell you what the afterlife has one hell of a production on their hands!

    My favourite movie with Rickman was Galaxy Quest! Loved that movie.

    I’d like to know what personal reasons you have for Dogma? Just think it will be nice to hear! I’m so very sad and I know you were a big fan of his, you do a terrible impression of him though as we all know from Skyping you! So sad.

    1. About 2000 or 2001 I guess when Dogma was shown on Channel Four late one night I found it. My grandparents had gotten me a TV to play my Mega Drive/Playstation/whatever else off of and of course back in the day of analogue TV that meant I got to see TV on it too and as I used to barricade my door so my dad couldn’t get in to beat me up I got to stay up late and watch whatever.

      I knew Rickman anyway from other things and already loved him and his voice. Seeing him as Metatron made me carry on watching Dogma and made me fall in love with Kevin Smith films. Falling in love with those films opened my life up to other things and has been kind of me since then. It was the film that really made me find myself, my style and all that.

      That film means a lot to me even to this day and I guess that is all down to Rickman being in it.

      Course he was also the voice of Marvin in The Hitchhikers Guide, one of my favourite films as well. And I loved him as Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd. So many brilliant memories of him, sad I won’t get to make any more.

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