Today we mourn the loss of a great international actor, Alan Rickman who has sadly left us at the fairly young age of 69 after a battle with cancer.
Most of us will know Alan Rickman for his acclaimed portrayals as both Hans Gruber (Die Hard) and Severous Snape (Harry Potter Franchise), two of his most well recognizable work to date. How he escaped an Oscar nomination for both of those roles is beyond me.
Rickman was one of those actors who if you were familiar with his work, whenever he came on screen, was instantly recognizable and joy to watch, never have I seen a performance from him that left me unsatisfied. Some of his other credits include voicing the Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Galaxy Quest and even a guest spot on King of the Hill.
Truly Rickman was one of the great under-appreciated actors and it’s a real shame that we will never be graced with his classic and esteemed screen presence…Rest In Peace Mr. Rickman.