Friday, 15 January 2016

RIP Alan Rickman

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.


Dc said...

A fantastic actor, and that voice!

Fat Dormouse said...

Do you know "Truly Madly Deeply"? I love this film...and he is SO good in it! I have written a post about this too. A great loss to the actig world.

Frugally challenged said...

Mmm, I liked Sense and Sensibility best too but he was great whatever he was in.

Angela said...

A very gifted guy - he'll be missed

Helen Graham said...

He was so versatile. My faves were Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Kezzie said...

I loved him as Colonel Brandon!!! His voice reminded me of my favorite actor, JJ Feild!