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Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69 | Film | The Guardian

Sad news. Again, like Bowie, he was only 69.
Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family who said that he died “surrounded by family and friends”. Rickman had been suffering from cancer.

A star whose arch features and languid diction were recognisable across the generations, Rickman found a fresh legion of fans with his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films. But the actor had been a big-screen staple since first shooting to global acclaim in 1988, when he starred as Hans Gruber, Bruce Willis’s sardonic, dastardly adversary in Die Hard – a part he was offered two days after arriving in Los Angeles, aged 41.

Gruber was the first of three memorable baddies played by Rickman: he was an outrageous…

Source: Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69 | Film | The Guardian

2 comments on “Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69 | Film | The Guardian

  1. splicekkgough
    01/14/2016

    God, we’ll miss him so much! Two great losses in two days, so sad!

  2. First Night Design
    01/14/2016

    It’s awful, isn’t it. Both 69 and both from cancer.

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