RIP Alan Rickman


#1

Just heard that he passed away. Rest in peace.


#2

I’ve been meaning to watch “Galaxy Quest” again for months, and this is another good reason to.


#3

It’s not fair, losing Bowie and Rickman within days of one another.


#4

I guess this is here because of Harry Potter, and not the books. anyway, I best remember him from Die Hard, a memorable villain in the first one.


#5

What makes you say that?

Personally, when I think of Alan Rickman, I think first of Dogma. And secondly, for some reason, a BBC Romeo and Juliet where he played Tybalt.

No, that’s a lie. When I think of Alan Rickman I think first and foremost of his voice. It’s like Jemery Irons. Some voices are just too striking.


#6

Yeah, I don’t primarily associate him with the Harry Potter movies either.


#7

IF players are heavily invested in the fantasy genre
Harry Potter is fantasy
an actor associated with HP died
bingo

yeah, his voice was remarkable


#8

I am an IFers.
I like cats.
IFers like cats.
Bingo.

…yeah, sorry, not quite buying that. Anyway, I do really like the HP books, they’re quality stuff, but I’m seriously more of a Pratchett fan myself.

David Suchet made an interesting villain in the film version of Going Postal, but I was always secretly said they didn’t get Alan Rickman for Reacher Gilt.


#9

I didn’t really realize how much he did. There were some “oh he was THAT guy” moments looking at his career.

I also have a lot I prefer to Harry Potter. Jenny Nimmo’s Charlie Bone series really worked for me. I kind of glazed over the Quidditch and all the passages where people reflected on Harry’s celebrity and the prophecy pretty quickly. I wound up liking the Beedle the Bard very much, though.


#10

deceased actors who like cats don’t usually show up in an IF site, whether offtopic or not. But a deceased actor well-known for a role in a popular fantasy movie franchise? That I can buy, Pete.


#11

This is shaping up to be a pretty shitty year overall. Only the first month and already an iconic singer and actor are dead.

For what it’s worth, I don’t really associate Alan Rickman with Harry Potter. Hans Kruger in Die Hard is the role I always remember him from.


#12

Abe Vigoda too now. Though I do recommend reading about all the “Abe Vigoda is dead” hoaxes/jokes he participated in over the years. They’re more funny than you’d think they have a right to be, and it’s wonderful that joke never really went stale.