We’ve lost another British luminary to cancer at the too-young age of 69.
Alan Rickman, whom Harry Potter fans remember as the tortured and acerbic Professor of Potions, is gone. Tributes have poured into social media sites from those who knew and worked with him.
Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry, wrote “As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child.”
J.K. Rowling offered a tribute, and Emma Watson, who played Hermione said,“I’m very sad to hear about Alan today. I feel so lucky to have worked and spent time with such a special man and actor. I’ll really miss our conversations. RIP Alan. We love you.”
That about says it all.
Sad news indeed. I am a big fan. Two of my favorite movies are Truly, Madly, Deeply and Love, Actually. But everything I’ve seen Rickman in is special. This has been a tough week.
I spotted this on USAtoday.com – a list of 10 films, other than Potter, in which Rickman played. I had forgotten his role in Dogma, which was a really fun movie:http://usat.ly/1US6pI5
This was sad news. Alan Rickman was such a talented actor – I’m not sure he ever gave a bad (or even mediocre) performance.
Yes, the tributes noting his various roles sure brought to mind how versatile he was.
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