Monday, January 18, 2016

Alan Rickman

I'd be remiss not mentioning the passing of the great Alan Rickman. He burst onto the public's consciousness as Hans Gruber but is probably best remembered as Professor Snape. Rickman's death comes shortly after the passing of David Bowie. If I were 69-years old, famous and British - I'd be nervous right about now. Accordingly I'm guessing Elton John and former Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May probably scheduled doctor's appointments this week.

Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe remembers Rickman as a great friend. Movie and TV critic Alan Sepinwall had a nice summary of Rickman's career and impact.

Alan Rickman was so great he could even make having a simple cup of tea something awesome! Also as an aside - here's Benedict Cumberbatch doing Alan Rickman singing Candle in the Wind.

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