Actor Alan Rickman Passes Away At Age 69

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Alan Rickman, most known for his recent portrayal of Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, passed away this morning after a bout with cancer at the age of 69 at his home in London.  Rickman, who has been featured in a number of films, was considered one of Britain’s best-loved actors primarily for his roles as Snape and Hans Gruber in Die Hard.  His role as the Sheriff of Nottingham in 1991’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves earned Rickman a BAFTA Award.

Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard
Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard

A family statement said: “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.”  Rickman will be missed in the acting community.  His final posthumous film will be 2016’s Alice Through The Looking Glass, where he reprises his voice role as Absolem the Caterpillar.

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Alan Rickman as the Seraphim in Dogma

His extensive list of credits are seen below.

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Romeo and Juliet Tybalt BBC Television Shakespeare
1980 Thérèse Raquin Vidal BBC miniseries
1980 Shelley Clive Episode No. 1.7
1982 Busted Simon BBC TV film
1982 Smiley’s People Mr. Brownlow Episode No. 1.2
1982 The Barchester Chronicles The Rev. Obadiah Slope BBC miniseries
1985 Return of the Native Narrator
1985 Summer Season Croop BBC TV series
1985 Girls on Top Dimitri / Voice of RADA CIT TV series
1988 Die Hard Hans Gruber
1989 Revolutionary Witness Jacques Roux BBC TV short
1989 The January Man Ed, the painter
1989 Screenplay Israel Yates BBC TV series
1990 Quigley Down Under Elliot Marston
1991 Truly, Madly, Deeply Jamie
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Sheriff of Nottingham
1991 Close My Eyes Sinclair Bryant
1991 Closet Land The Interrogator
1992 Bob Roberts Lukas Hart III
1993 Fallen Angels Dwight Billings TV series
1994 Mesmer Franz Anton Mesmer
1994 Sense and Sensibility Colonel Brandon
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance Hans Gruber Flashback
1995 An Awfully Big Adventure P.L. O’Hara
1995 Sense and Sensibility Colonel Brandon
1996 Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny Grigori Rasputin
1996 Michael Collins Éamon de Valera
1996 Castle Ghosts of Ireland Tyde Documentary
1997 The Winter Guest Man in street (uncredited) Also director and co-writer
1998 Judas Kiss Detective David Friedman
1998 Dark Harbor David Weinberg
1999 Dogma The Metatron
1999 Galaxy Quest Alexander Dane/Dr. Lazarus
2000 Help! I’m a Fish Joe (voice)
2001 Play Man
2001 Blow Dry Phil Allen
2001 Land of the Mammoth Cro Magnon hunter Documentary
2001 The Search for John Gissing John Gissing
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Severus Snape Released in the U.S. and South Asia under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Severus Snape
2002 King of the Hill King Philip (voice)
2003 Love Actually Harry
2004 Something the Lord Made Dr. Alfred Blalock
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Severus Snape
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Severus Snape
2005 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Marvin the Paranoid Android(voice)
2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Antoine Richis
2006 Snow Cake Alex Hughes
2007 Nobel Son Eli Michaelson
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Severus Snape
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Judge Turpin
2008 Bottle Shock Steven Spurrier
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Severus Snape
2010 Alice in Wonderland Absolem the Caterpillar (voice)
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Severus Snape
2010 The Wildest Dream Noel Odell (voice) National Geographic documentary
2010 The Song of Lunch He BBC Drama Production[60]
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Severus Snape
2011 The Boy in the Bubble Narrator Animated short film
2011 Back at the Barnyard General Alien Episode: “Aliens”
2012 Gambit Lord Shahbandar
2013 The Butler Ronald Reagan
2013 A Promise Karl Hoffmeister
2013 CBGB Hilly Kristal
2013 Dust Todd
2015 A Little Chaos King Louis XIV Also director
2015 Eye in the Sky Lieutenant General Frank Benson Post-production
2015 The Parallel TBA Announced
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass Absolem the Caterpillar (voice) Post-production

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