We are completely devastated over the sudden death of Alan Rickman. To celebrate the incredible actor’s life, take a look back at some of his proudest moments in pictures by clicking through the gallery right here.
Alan Rickman has tragically died at the age of 69. But before he was plagued with the cancer that took his life, the actor lived a memorable life and had an illustrious career that will be remembered by people all over the world. Help us remember the incredible Harry Potter star by reliving his life in pictures here.
The British actor became involved with drama in high school, and went on to attend the Chelsea College of Art and Design and The Royal College Of Art, where he grew interested in graphic design. However, after three years running a graphic design business, he decided to pursue acting full time and began studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Alan began his acting career in the theatre, and by 1985, he was given a lead role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which he received a Tony nomination for once it hit Broadway. He made a name for himself in Hollywood thanks to a villainous role in Die Hard, but, of course, his most known role is as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series, a role which he played in all eight films over a span of 10 years.
But he wasn’t always a villain in his roles — Alan also starred in lighter movies like Love Actually and Galaxy Quest. He earned a Golden Globe and Emmy Award for his 1996 performance in Rasputin: Servant Of Destiny and received an Emmy nomination for 2004’s Something The Lord Made. He also has credits as a director for both stage and films, and we will, of course, remember his incredible work for years to come.
Alan met his lifetime partner, Rima Horton, when he was just 19 years old, and they lived together from 1977 until the time of his death. The late star was very private about his personal life, and didn’t reveal until 2015 that he and Rima had gotten married during a private ceremony in 2012. Our hearts are with Rima and the rest of Alan’s family during this difficult time.
HollywoodLifers, are you as devastated as we are over Alan’s death? What is your favorite memory of him?