One of my favourite actors, in all sorts of films:
Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility with Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson. I watched that again last week whilst I was ill. Possibly my favourite role for him.
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Emma Thompson's husband in Love Actually - we always watch it at Christmas, and so that has been on recently too. Brother-in-law to Hugh Grant's Prime Minister, you'd think he would have known better than be tempted by this little minx!
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Kids everywhere will remember him as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films.
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He starred as Louis XIV in A Little Chaos, with Kate Winslet, which I also watched last week on Netflix whilst I was ill. He directed this film as well as acting in it, and I hadn't seen it before - I liked it.
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Another great talent lost - but we have one last film to look forward to, I understand, as Eye In the Sky will come out later this year, also starring Helen Mirren.