January 14, 2016

"Shall we continue tomorrow?"/"No — for I must away."/"Away? Where?"/"That I cannot tell you. It is secret."



Away, where? Alan Rickman has left us.

So beautiful in "Sense and Sensibility."

ADDED: Like David Bowie, Alan Rickman was 69. I think 69 is far to soon to have leave, and I looked up a page of famous faces who are 69 and felt pre-sad at the thought of losing them — some more than others.  

29 comments:

Darcy said...

Yes. This was my favorite role of his. Gosh, I'll miss him.

Bob R said...

He was a great, versatile actor, but I really loved his villain roles. RIP.

Carol said...

Sad, when I think of people I've known who were active and vital through their 70s and early 80s.

But still, we're blessed to get as far as we do, past 60.

jr565 said...

By Grabthars hammer, by the suns of worvan he shall be missed.

tim in vermont said...

I liked him in Die Hard. He was surrounded by idiots. Mostly the cops and the FBI, and, was unjustly killed in the end in a refutation of Darwin.

I also liked him as the Sheriff of Nottingham. They should have called the movie that instead of Robin Hood.

Too bad he couldn't have made an appearance in Pride+Prejudice+Zombies

Gahrie said...

RIP

tim in vermont said...

Scroll down and check out his pic from Romeo and Juliet 1978

sydney said...

A great actor. I always thought he would make a great Horatio Nelson and was just waiting for a movie that would cast him in that role.

MayBee said...

That voice!!

Darcy and Althouse, my favorite line from him ever. And there were so many lines of his I loved.

Big Mike said...

I think 69 is far to soon to have leave

As a man coming up on his 70th birthday, amen to that, sister!

Michael McClain said...

Enjoyed his work in every movie. He is missed.

mikeski said...

Shoot the glass.

ex-madtown girl said...

This was the very first scene I thought of when I heard the news. I had a feeling I'd find this post when I came here this morning! I know a lot of people associate him with his villainous roles, but for me he will always be Colonel Brandon. RIP to a great actor.

mccullough said...

Professor Snape is his most famous role to people in their 20s. Hans Gruber and the Sheriff of Nottingham to people in their 40s.

Sense and Sensibility was probably his best movie role, but he was a delight to watch in almost every movie.

Jay Vogt said...

Oddly, given its stupid plot, throwaway role, average castmates, barely marketable premise, he was brilliant in the unlikely likable movie, Galaxy Quest. His smart take on show business and acting must have been useful to Robert Downey Jr.'s even more surgical treatment of the same subject in Tropic Thunder.

In it you could see, that at his very core he both saw and presented the human condition as a comedy. He was like Kevin Spacey that way.

I can't imagine not wanting to watch anything he did. Although, I never saw a Harry Potter movie.

Mike said...

Loved him in Bottle Shock too. But Snape was a great ambiguously villainous role, peformed perfectly. (Yes I know how it ended.) He had a fantastic sneer used to perfection!

EDH said...

Poor guy, never got enjoy his DETONATORS!!!

"I hope that's not a hostage."

EDH said...

I like how he broke type as Hilly Kristal in the GBGB Movie.

mikee said...

Someday, it will be the cockroaches and Kieth Richards, pardon the redundancy, alone but alive on this planet.

tim in vermont said...

Galaxy Quest is on my list mentioned in the same breath with The Princess Bride and Blazing Saddles. I think everybody in that movie was first rate.

Char Char Binks said...

I love Galaxy Quest! Rickman was excellent in EVERYTHING he did, including Sense and Sensibility. RIP, Mr. Falcon.

Birches said...

I can't believe how many people on my fb feed are just talking about Snape instead of Sense and Sensibility or Die Hard or even Robin Hood. I will love Colonel Brandon forever.

Mike said...

Someone mentioned Princess Bride, one of my all-time favorite movies, but I didn't see it on Rickman's filmography. However, another gem lept out at me: What the Lord Has Made. He played an American surgeon and it is a very uplifting and intelligent film about him befriending a talented black man (in segregated times) who goes on to teach surgery. My condensation of the film doesn't do it justice. If you've seen it you know what I mean and if you haven't then go watch it. Safe for all ages and absolutely riveting because it is also a true story, acted superbly.

RIP Alan.

Paul Snively said...

I thought Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber was the best movie villain ever. He wasn't even the best Alan Rickman movie villain ever.

vza said...

Loved him in all of his roles. Especially enjoyed:Truly, Madly, Deeply...not widely known.
But always and forever, the best Col. Brandon.

CatherineM said...

That was my favorite Rickman role too. Love Sense and Sensibility. The patient loving Colonel.

He was fantastic in Galaxy Quest too. The suffering English Shakespearean actor in Hollywood. I am sure Rickman knew many characters like that. I always thought the actor Robert Reed was like that. He was a Shakespearean actor forced to pay the bills by taking parts like Mike Brady. I remember reading he was very bitter about Hollywood.

He was great in everything.

CatherineM said...

By the way, heard through a co-worker that he was a lovely man too. A friend of hers had a small part in a play with Rickman and when the friend staged his own play, Rickman attended the opening to support him. I hear he was a great co-worker and friend like that.

Christy said...

Truly, Madly, Deeply was a wonderfully romantic movie. One of my favorites.

Rusty said...

No one hs yet mentioned "Dogma". I don't think theres a role he played that I didn't enjoy.