Alan Rickman died today, another beautiful London voice stilled. We can still see him and hear him in the films that he made. His last movie, "Eye In The Sky" is a thriller that will be released in the USA in March. (Technically, his very last movie will be released later this year, but it will be his voice only, in the Alice In Wonderland movie sequel by Tim Burton.)
I have written of my admiration for Alan Rickman before. If you have not seen him in any films, I urge you to search them out! One of the funniest is "Galaxy Quest". If you have not seen it, then do so, immediately!
On our winter walks just now, we see beauty in the fallen leaves, the bare trees and the rocks.
"Yea, and furred moss besides when flowers are none".
Alan Rickman was a fantastic and wonderful man, and I'm glad that we'll get him for just a little bit longer, even though he's gone.ReplyDelete
I adored him, to be honest, and I was quite shocked to learn of his death. I will miss him but we still have his movies and I am grateful for those.Delete
He was a distinguished talent. He always stood heads above the others he appeared with which was often hard. He acted with some very talented people.ReplyDelete
I know just what you mean! He had an incredible gift and it was such a joy to watch him in anything that he did.Delete
Reading what his friends had to say after his death, I see I guessed correctly that he was a really nice man and that is the most important thing to me anyway, above all else.
It was a shock to hear the news and so sad - he was truly gifted. We watched Galaxy Quest last night in honour of him and cried laughing - a better honour than crying in sorrow, I thought. xReplyDelete
Oh Julie, that is wonderful that you watched Galaxy Quest. "I see you managed to get your shirt off", that is one of the quotes that can send me into the giggles!!Delete
Alan Rickman was one of my favourite actors, and definitely my favourite voice. I had no idea he was ill and expected him to be around a lot longer - another 20 years at least.ReplyDelete
That voice! I will miss him.Delete
We should be so happy that we have a huge legacy of wonderful memories in the films he made.ReplyDelete
I am glad that we can still enjoy his voice and acting in his movies, grateful that so many appreciate him too.Delete
An enjoyable actor to watch. In the tributes over here it mentioned he was largely responsible for British actors appearing in American movies as villains after his turn as a baddie in Die Hard. Fans of the Harry Potter series have been leaving flowers at the relevant platform in Kings Cross Station in London.ReplyDelete
I saw on the BBC that they were leaving flowers on the platform in Kings Cross but I first read your comment here, so I thank you very much for that!Delete
I loved him in his movies, I thought he was marvelous.
I was sad to hear of Mr. Rickman's passing. I loved him in Sense and Sensibility and just recently watched A Little Chaos, which he also directed. He was a fine and distinguished actor.ReplyDelete
I would like to see all his movies, but I see that it is almost impossible to find "Truly, Madly" Deeply"...I wonder if they will be able to re-release it?Delete
Just as your beautiful picture of nature at rest in the winter, may Alan Rickman rest in peace too.ReplyDelete
Oh MA, that is a most beautiful thought. Thank you!Delete
Alan Rickman is one of my faves too and his death is very distressing. Hadn't heard of "Eye in the Sky" before but will watch for it this spring. It certainly poses the "classic" moral dilemma, doesn't it? Sacrifice one for the sake of saving many, or sacrifice many for the sake of saving one?ReplyDelete
I thought the movie looked very good, I think the writer of the film also wrote some of the Prime Suspect episodes which were very well done.Delete
I will miss his acting and his voice so much, too, too, sad.ReplyDelete
I hope you have seen him in Galaxy Quest, if not, promise me that you will!!Delete
He will be missed. Winter walks have their own special wonder.ReplyDelete
It can be very gray sometimes and when the sun comes out upon the mossy rock, it can be very cheerful!Delete
For me it is Truly, Madly, Deeply and Love Actually. I have just recently found a dvd of TMD. It is almost impossible to find and I'd been looking for years.ReplyDelete
YES! I know what you mean! That is just about impossible to find!Delete
I will certainly see this. Rickman was one of my favorite actors! I am so sorry he died too soon, as it seems to me. He was with his wife for 50 years.ReplyDelete
I know, I love that he was with her for so long! They were together for that long, but only just married last year. I wonder if it was due to his illness and perhaps for legal reasons? No matter, it does not surprise me that he was with his partner for so long, just seemed like such a nice guy.Delete
To me, he will always be Severus Snape....but I also loved him in Love Actually!ReplyDelete
We first knew him in the Robin Hood movie, of course, he was the bad guy in that one!!Delete
And our son, you know, he is the exact same age as Harry Potter, so you know he knows all the Harry Potter books and movies, big deal in our household!!
I agree with you about Alan Rickman, wonderful. I saw him live in a play when I was very young and he made such a massive impression on me. I don't think he had a starring role but he was just so good he might as well have been the star! I am now racking my brains wondering which play it was! By the way I didn't manage to reply to your comment on my blog till just now, I wasn't ignoring it :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jenny Woolf! Just as you left the wonderful comment about Lewis Carroll loving the view from Beachy Head, I now very much appreciate knowing that you actually met Alan Rickman!Delete
And I tried to leave a comment on your blog but my computer went down...YES! Your article was wonderful, and it was about Lewis Carroll, the title was "Unusual Suspect".
Rickman certainly did have an "air" about him. Is there anyone in this world who hasn't seen him in at least "Love Actually"? And who've not seen the movie at least a hundred times??ReplyDelete
He had a memorable voice. I found it interesting to learn that when he studied at RADA back in the early Seventies, studying Shakespeare, he earned his keep by working as a dresser to Sir Nigel Hawthorne and Sir Ralf Richardson.
And the most wonderful fact, even though his voice was so very elegant and regal sounding, he really came from a working class background and that makes me like him all the more!Delete
And I knew that he played the theatre in roles from Shakespeare, therefore, that is why I had that quote above from Shakespeare! :-)