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Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)

Stilly River Sage 14 Jan 16 - 08:18 AM
Bugsy 14 Jan 16 - 08:25 AM
GUEST,HiLo 14 Jan 16 - 08:30 AM
GUEST 14 Jan 16 - 08:49 AM
GUEST,kendall 14 Jan 16 - 09:15 AM
Mrrzy 14 Jan 16 - 10:28 AM
GUEST,# 14 Jan 16 - 10:45 AM
keberoxu 14 Jan 16 - 01:18 PM
Dave the Gnome 14 Jan 16 - 01:41 PM
fat B****rd 14 Jan 16 - 02:44 PM
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Stilly River Sage 15 Jan 16 - 07:43 AM
Anne Lister 15 Jan 16 - 05:35 PM
Stilly River Sage 15 Jan 16 - 11:37 PM
Thompson 16 Jan 16 - 01:51 PM
Nigel Parsons 16 Jan 16 - 03:14 PM
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Subject: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 08:18 AM

This is officially the worst week for losing greats I've seen in a long time. News just breaking is that Alan Rickman, 69, has died.

From The Atlantic, quoting The Guardian.

ABC News

RIP. What a voice. Say hello to Bowie.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor
From: Bugsy
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 08:25 AM

This IS sad news.a great actor. RIP Alan Rickman.

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 08:30 AM

Very sad news, Truly, Madly, Deeply is one of my all time favourite films, he was grand in it. RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 08:49 AM

Great actor, he played a good villain in the film 'Die Hard' and a really good over the top Sheriff of Notingham in one of the Robin Hood films.

Same age as me too.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 09:15 AM

And Trump lives on. there is no justice.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor
From: Mrrzy
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 10:28 AM

He was great as the Sheriff and marvelous as Snape, but best of all in Die Hard. Great on stage, too. Man alive. I mean, rats.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21Feb46 - 14Jan16)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 10:45 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwKhhNOqWWE

That man gave me more belly laughs than most comedians. RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 01:18 PM

Can you imagine, onstage, playing Antony to Helen Mirren's Cleopatra?! Rickman did.

I am thinking, it would be a world of difference to the Antony and Cleopatra of Anthony Hopkins and Judi Dench, which had a long run.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 01:41 PM

His part in the live version of Pythons' four Yorkshiremen sketch (Amnesty gig? Can't remember) was wonderful. He kept his face straight all the way through while the others, all comedians, cracked up laughing. Must look it up.

RIP Mr Rickman


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 02:44 PM

All of the above. RIP Snape


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 02:56 PM

Dave the Gnome's link re Rickman and the Four Yorkshiremen.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 05:59 PM

Treat yourself to "Bob Roberts" and "Something the Lord Made."

RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 06:13 PM

Thanks # - Much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 06:45 PM

Most welcome, Dave. You're right about that particular take. Rickman is great.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: EBarnacle
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 07:13 PM

He gave a lot of subtlety to Snape. Made it clear he was more than just a bad guy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 Jan 16 - 07:43 AM

In an interview yesterday on NPR they said that Chris Columbus, who directed the first couple of Harry Potter movies, remembered Die Hard and wanted Rickman, who wasn't convinced that the role was right for him. Apparently J.K. Rowling herself took Rickman aside and told him about how the character was going to develop in the planned but as yet unwritten volumes, and his importance to protecting Harry through the sequence of books. That's when Rickman took the role.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: Anne Lister
Date: 15 Jan 16 - 05:35 PM

I worked as a tutor on the film set for the second Harry Potter. We were working with the children who made up the crowds at Hogwarts, not the main actors who had permanent school tutors, so were called in when there were crowd scenes to be filmed. As such it was understood that we were unlikely to see anyone famous. Except we did, on the day they filmed the duelling scene with Kenneth Branagh playing Gilderoy Lockhart and, of course, Snape. All of my group of children were on set so I could be as well.
First moment of being impressed: Draco couldn't get his moves right. A number of people tried to help, from the director to his brother (who was a stunt double). And then Rickman stepped forward, said a few words and you could almost see the (invisible) light bulb above Draco's head light up - he got it the next take. Second moment of being impressed: Rickman had been standing chatting normally with people. When asked to, he took up his position, adjusted his gown, flicked his hair back and suddently in front of us he completely transformed from Rickman to Snape. Took the breath away. Third moment of being impressed: later he had to move past a group of us. Charisma? Sex appeal? I've never seen so many grown women reduced to babbling idiots - seriously! And Fourth moment of being impressed: I had tickets later that night to see him on the West End stage in Private Lives with Lindsay Duncan, and there he was, hours after being Snape and working his socks off on the film set, being a wonderful light romantic character, singing and dancing and flirting.
I wish I had known him properly. Some heros are worth having. Loved his work, loved all I'm hearing about the human being. The world is a poorer place without him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 Jan 16 - 11:37 PM

Thanks, Ann! The descriptions of him that I've read speak about his mentoring younger actors at the RADA, and obviously with as many youth as were working on the Harry Potter films, he was one of several who would be excellent mentors.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: Thompson
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 01:51 PM

Also super in Love, Actually, in which he superbly plays a middle-aged, not terribly attractive man being seduced without a moment's stir of conscience and destroying what had been a happy marriage. He does it with extraordinary use of expressionlessness, onto which the viewer projects the emotions he is feeling. Amazing.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 03:14 PM

Sorry "Thompson", while I accept that he played his part well in "Love Actually" I can't accept that he was seduced "Without a moment's stir of conscience". He clearly knew he was transgressing, he didn't want his 'wife' to see him buying the jewellery, and was jittery when Rowan Atkinson was taking overlong wrapping it. Also, he admitted to his wife "I've been a bloody fool" (or words to that effect)
There was nothing to show that he had 'strayed' to any extent other than dancing a close smooch, and buying the 'lady' in question a nice Christmas present.
The reunion at the airport does seem to suggest that while there is lingering suspicion, he is being taken back by his wife, although she may never fully trust him again.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 10:19 PM

It's a mistake to put Rickman in the BS section - he actually did a fair amount of musical theater and even some performances in film over the years. As purists go he may not be considered a musician first, but he was a participant.

Here, for example, is a role he played in Sweeney Todd.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 19 Jan 16 - 01:45 PM

One of my favourite actors. Loved him in everything he did. A great loss.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: michaelr
Date: 19 Jan 16 - 03:22 PM

Bottle Shock is a good film, with an excellent performance by AR.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Alan Rickman, actor (21 Feb 46 - 14 Jan 16)
From: GUEST,bbc
Date: 19 Jan 16 - 04:06 PM

I've just ordered "A Little Chaos." It has Alan Rickman & Stanley Tucci--2 of my favorites.

bbc


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