17:How many children did Alan Rickman have in 2024?
Is Alan Rickman dead?
…well they buried him, so hopefully.
Sorry, sorry – I’ll be serious now; he died in 2016 of Pancreatic Cancer.
This Gryffindor raises a wand in remembrance of Alan Rickman.
(Even though Snape was an asshole)
Was Alan Rickman a goodie or a baddy in Harry Potter?
Oh, a goodie, of course. Setting aside the fact that the script changed his character, and that wasn’t his fault, his acting was superb.
But it always was; he was far better than Bruce Willis, far better than Kevin Costner – now, that’s a bad one!
What was Alan Rickman like in person?
I never met him, but I have a letter and photo (signed) from him. I sent him a handmade blanket and got a response. He seemed like a very nice person to answer his fans. Miss him.
Was Alan Rickman married to Rima Hornton?
Eventually, yes. At first, no.
He met Rima when they were both 19, and aside from one or two short breaks, they had been together ever since until he died. I know they married in their 20teens. I am trying to remember which year. But I’m glad they did. I know folks like to be liberal about cohabitating, and that’s all well and good. But maximum legal protection applies when you are married (presumably have a will, which he did).
So Rima presumably has full possession and control over anything he left behind that wasn’t bequeathed to someone else. In other words, she is the sole controller of his legacy. And as the woman who was by his side and his stalwart support for most of his life, that’s how it should be. It’s nice when things go as they should.
Side note: Okay, of course, I don’t count losing Alan at 69 as things go as they should. I hope we’ll get him around well into his 90s and get an excellent performance of Lear out of him along the way. Sadly, we weren’t that lucky.
But he lost his father to cancer when he was just eight years old. And since we know things like that can sometimes run in the family (and he died of cancer), I count us as having been extremely lucky to have had him for as long as we did because we’re all the better for him having been here.
Rest in Peace, Alan!! (I know you’re up there whipping the Heavenly theater troupe into shape; go easy on the angels; they’re newbies :^) )
Did Alan Rickman ever play a good guy?
By Grabthar’s Hammer, he certainly did.
If you haven’t seen Galaxy Quest, you are missing out. It’s a brilliant parody of the sci-fi genre and the Star Trek franchise. Rickman, Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, and Sam Rockwell star in the movie, and they’re all great.
Could Harry Potter have been the same without Alan Rickman?
No. Alan brought a distinct resonance to the role. And as the role was critical to the story – J.K. Rowling’s doing, not just my opinion – the series could never have been the same without him.
I want to add that, as brilliant as he was, he certainly was not alone. The series is chock full of spectacular British acting talent – what my uncle used to call “big timber.”
Besides Alan, we had Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Timothy Spall, Emma Thompson(sp?), Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh (I had the pleasure of meeting him for a split second during his promotional tour for Hamlet; I can’t believe he shook my hand; I’m a total nobody – sweet!), Jim Broadbent, dear Lord, there’s so many of them I can’t even name them all! Yeah, the kids were cute, but THAT adult cast was simply the creme de la creme.
Oh my goodness, and Fiona Shaw! I had a great pleasure seeing her live on stage opposite Alan and Lindsay Duncan. She blew BOTH of them off the stage. Now, THAT takes talent. If I had been an actor during that time, I would have volunteered to push a broom for free on that set as long as I got to watch them in action. All you need to know about acting would have been smack dab before you.
David Tennant! Even Dr. Who was in Harry Potter, lol.
But to get back to Alan, that series would not have been the same without him. And I’ll go so far as to say, despite all of the mind-bogglingly great talent in the adult ensemble, they couldn’t have pulled it off without him. Quibble if you want to about his age and the fact that he wasn’t exactly hard on the eyes, his AURA was perfect for the role. Dead perfect. His energy was the dark, Hawthornian ambivalence needed to pull off that role.
He used to get just the tiniest bit tetchy when journalists or media would say he played villains, and justly so. Because really, his extraordinary talent was in portraying characters who generated breathless suspense over just which way they would go. Only some of the time. I mean, his Sheriff of Nottingham – though classic – was pretty hilariously black and white. But much of the time, Alan played characters who occupied a grey zone. The character might have been tilted toward the light or the dark, but they would never fully land on either side. And that’s what he loved – not judging the role, just inhabiting it and letting the audience decide what they thought.
That takes not only talent but courage and much faith in the audience. That combo allowed him to lift the series – his fine colleagues notwithstanding – to an epic level it couldn’t have reached without his embodiment of that role. We owe him an outstanding debt of thanks.
Thank you, Alan.
What was Alan Rickman known for?
Alan Rickman was a brilliant Shakespearean actor.
The roles I enjoyed him in most were as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, where he stole the whole movie from Kevin Costner.
As Han Gruber in Die Hard
And, of course, as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series.
He also carried Truly Madly Deeply.
He could take a seemingly simple role and put drama and comedy into it as necessary.
He will be missed.
What are the reasons not to miss Alan Rickman?
Reason number one: nothing.
Alan Rickman was a fantastic actor who was and still is dearly beloved for a reason. Not only was he incredibly talented and gifted but he was also a kind, fun and joyful person.
Everyone he ever worked with had something good to say about him. They all claim he was caring and generous and loved helping others. He was a mentor and a giver, having been a teacher for many young actors, especially when working on the Harry Potter film series, and he was a patron for a surgical research facility called “saving faces.” He is a hero who saved the lives of many people who had facial cancer and other types of facial diseases and deformities, with full support from the year 2000 to his death.
Why is Alan Rickman trending?
On Sunday, Google gave Harry Potter lovers an exciting surprise. The search engine honored British actor Alan Rickman with a lovely Google Doodle. Fans shared it on social media and paid tribute to the beloved deceased actor.
Alan Rickman was well-known for his roles as the dreaded and misunderstood Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, the ruthless antagonist Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the gentlemanly Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility, and even the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Alan Rickman made his Broadway debut in Les Liaisons Dangereuses on this day in 1987, helping to establish his career. In it, he portrayed the anti-hero Le Vicomte de Valmont and even won a Tony.
Although he was known for playing the “bad guy,” he was praised for more nuanced roles in films like Truly Madly Deeply and Love. He also won a Golden Globe and an Emmy during his career.
He gained international fame thanks to his superb depiction of Professor Snape. When Alan passed away in 2016 from pancreatic cancer, every Harry Potter fan was devastated. As a memorial to the actor, several people used his movie line, “always.”
Who was Alan Rickman married to?
Alan Rickman was married to Rima Horton. They met when they were both teenagers and began a relationship that lasted for more than 50 years. They were together until Alan Rickman died in 2016. They had a private wedding ceremony in 2012 but had been partners since the 1960s. Rima Horton is a former Labour Party councilor and an economist.
More information on Alan Rickman and his personal life.
Alan Rickman was born in London, England on February 21, 1946. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and began his acting career on stage in the 1970s. He later went on to achieve international fame for his roles in films such as “Di” Hard,” “in Hood: Prince of Thieves,” and The Potter “series, among others.
Alan Rickman was known for being a private person and rarely spoke about his personal life in public. However, he was known to be in a long-term relationship with Rima Horton, whom he first met when they were both teenagers. They lived together for many years before finally married in a private ceremony 2012.
In addition to his acting career, Alan Rickman was involved in various philanthropic causes. He patronized the International PerPerformers Trust, which helps performers facing financial difficulties, and was involved in various environmental and social justice causes.
Alan Rickman passed away on January 14, 2016, at the age of 69, after battling pancreatic cancer. His death was widely mourned by fans and fellow actors, who praised his talent and contributions to film and theatre.
Why did Alan Rickman never leave his part in the Harry Potter films?
Why would he?
Snape is one of the most exciting characters in the HP franchise, and any actor would love a guaranteed role and substantial paycheck for seven (well, actually eight) movies.
What was your favorite Alan Rickman movie?
Normado, n’t wouldn’t say I like action thrillers much, but I liked Die Hard purely because Alan Rickman was so good at it; as a very young man, he was an excellent Tybalt in a BBC-made film of Romeo and Juliet.
But my favorite Alan Rickman film, by quite a margin, was Sense and Sensibility, in which he plays the gently considerate Colonel Brandon most movingly. And I suspect that was probably much closer to the real Alan Rickman than almost any other role he played.
Could Harry Potter have been the same without Alan Rickman?
The Harry Potter movies could never have been the same without Alan. He played his character brilliantly and was the perfect Snape. The only issue is the age factor. When Snape died, he was in his late 30s, and during the filming of Deathly Hallows, Alan was in his early 60s. But with the beauty he portrayed his character, age hardly matters. So, Alan Rickman was the perfect choice for playing Snape, and nobody could have done a better job than him.
So therefore, Harry Potter movies were the same as the legendary Alan Rickman.
What was Rickman’s best role, and why?
While Severus Snape is one of Rickman’s most recognizable roles, that voice and flowing cape (robe?) are perfect, but I think Rickman’s best role is Hans Gruber in Die Hard.
Hans Gruber is a good villain; he constantly thinks and re-thinks his strategy, and Rickman’s acting as Bill Clay is one of the best. There are so many villains in movies that become comic relief (like Loki), a 2-dimensional character with terrible Arnold’ sold’s Mr. Freeze), or simple jokes that can be swatted aside.
When is Rickman’s birthday?
Firstly I saw Alan Rickman in the Harry Potter series his acting was superb in Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland, also a good movie I saw.
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an English actor and director. Known for his languid tone and deliRickman’s signature sound resulted from a speech impediment when he could not move his lower jaw properly as a child.
Birthday of Alan Rickman: February 21, 1996
Died of Alan Rickman: January 14, 20l6
What kind of cancer was Alan Rickman suffering from? Rickman’skman’s family has kept the information under wraps. It will be revealed sooner or later.
In Harry Potter, why did Snape love Lily?
You’re a small child. Your family life isn’t unique. Your family life could be better. The regular day-to-day routine involves your parents yelling at each other and you nonstop. That is when they aren’t ignoring you or treating you like a burden for something you can’t control. Now, what if, by some miracle, you see a girl filled with such life and happiness that you can’t help but be filled with a sense of wonder? How can such a creature exist?
So you follow her. You see that she’s special. She’s like you. You see the similarities and differences starkly, but you still can’t help but find yourself drawn to her. When you finally become friends, you get something you have never gotten out of anything: love and acceptance. Unconditionally.
Wouldn’t you love someone who gave you that?
*just my personal opinion; I’m a softie 😉
Did Snape love Lilly?
My answer might be unpopular, but I know in advance that Snape is one of my favorite characters, so I’m not bashing him with hatred but love!
Snape did love Lily, but not in a healthy way that one loves a partner and equals. He loved her in an obsessive, unhealthy way. He never respected her as a person, never respected her ideas or her beliefs, never respected her family (or blood status), and was incredibly insensitive, demeaning, and offensive towards her. She loved her family, but he tried to drive a wedge between her and them. She was a muggleborn, and he made it known early on what he thought of mudbloods. She was anti-Voldemort, anti-death eater, and anti-dark arts from the beginning (as soon as she understood the issues) while he was running around with a gang of future death eaters who supported Voldemort and were obsessed with the dark arts.
Snape was obsessed with Lily because of what she meant to him before they started school. His childhood was awful, and his mother was the only witch (or wizard) he knew growing up, and she was beaten down by her husband the muggle. That right there started him off hating muggles. Then along comes Lily, a beautiful young witch, vibrant, talented, sweet, accepting…and they befriend each other. She was the one bright spot in an otherwise dark and dull life. Of course, he would cling to that like the lifeboat it was. But then comes Hogwarts, and it becomes more evident that they don’t mix well. Everything she stands for is the opposite of what he stands for, and he refuses to try to understand or respect her opinions. An average, non-obsessed person would realize that they were growing apart, and even though it hurt, he would accept that and move on. A person who truly loved her would have respected her opinions and beliefs enough to try to understand where she was coming from, would have realized that she was right, and would have changed accordingly. He did neither. They grew apart, but he stayed obsessed.
Even later, when he turned against Voldemort and swore to help Dumbledore, he did so not out of genuine love but out of obsession. True love would have led to him trying to save ALL of the Potters, not just Lily, because he would have understood the pain seeing her family murdered would cause her, and he wouldn’t have wanted to cause her any pain because he loved her. But Snape was willing to give up Harry, Lily’s CHILD, and her husband, James, to Voldemort in exchange for Lily’s life. He only cared about Lily’s life, not her feelings, not her quality of life after losing her husband and only child, not her pain. Just her life. That is an obsession.
Even his patronus proves this. Lily’s patronus was a doe. James’s patronus was a stag. A stag and a doe are natural mates, which denotes that they are each other’s true loves. Snape’s patronus was also a doe. Not a stag, not the doe’s mate, but a doe, the same as Lily’s. He was so obsessed with her that his patronus mirrored hers.
While I love Snape as a character, I find the obsession with the “Always” thing scary. So many readers romanticize Snape’s obsessive, unhealthy “love” for Lily when, in reality, Lily wanted nothing to do with him, and he never truly loved Lily’s personality, beliefs, opinions, or true self. He loved what he wanted her to be, his idea of her, not who she was.
Did James Potter truly save Snape’s life?
Yes, he did.
Dumbledore said James had saved Severus’ life.
Lily told Severus he should be grateful because James saved his life.
Remus said Sirius played a prank that could have cost Severus his life.
Sirius bitterly regretted that Severus had not been killed that day.
Severus also said that he owed James his life.
So they all agreed James had saved Severus’ life. They disagreed on why.
Dumbledore thought James wouldn’t kill someone in cold blood. With tears in his eyes, moved by James’ outstanding bravery, he told Severus to STFU and didn’t bother to investigate further.
Lily thought James was uncommonly brave.
Remus thought it was just a prank.
Sirius probably thought James was a spoilsport.
Severus thought James had saved his buddies’ sorry arses.
Why did James save Snape’s life?
James wasn’t a murderer. Although no love was lost between him and Snape, he realized that Sirius had gone too far this time. He saved Snape from tailing Remus into the tunnel and encountering a fully-grown werewolf at the other end.
That is nowhere on the same scale of damage as anything the Marauders and Snape had done to each other in the past, and James knew it.
Of course, in doing so, James was also protecting his friends. Remus’ secret would have been exposed had Snape died at his hands (paws?), and Sirius would have faced expulsion – and possibly even more significant consequences – for deliberately playing a “prank” that would almost certainly have ended in death.
Snape sees James’ action as less generous and more of an attempt to protect his friends. Harry wants to see his father as a selfless hero, which is undoubtedly how Dumbledore described the event to him, but he feels sickened when he realizes that there is truth in Snape’s interpretation of the event.
There’s a bit of both here; the usual complexity tends to polarize people on either Snape’s side or James’s. Of course, James was motivated to protect his friends, but he would not have knowingly allowed Snape to walk to his death.
It’s not a clean-cut answer, but some things never are.
17:How many children did Alan Rickman have in 2024?