Alan Rickman, 1946-2016.
Alan Rickman sadly succumbed to cancer on Thursday morning, aged 69. A prolific and accomplished actor, his career of stage and film spanned thirty years.
Rickman was outstanding as the maniacal Sheriff of Nottingham in the hilarious 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
His appearance as Alexander Dane in the 1999 sci-fi comedy, Galaxy Quest, made watching a sci-fi movie – formerly an untenable notion for me – an absolute treat.
However, it was Rickman’s sensitive and captivating role as Colonel Brandon in the 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility that cemented him in my memory.