*written in 2016.
I read this morning that Alan Rickman passed away. He was an accomplished actor that was a delight in every role he played. He had range and versatility. He covered a lot of genres and a lot of different character types.
I first noticed him, as a kid, in Die Hard. He was a great villain. He then popped up in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, also as a villain. As the years went on, he broadened his range and gave us many memorable characters. Professor Snape from the Harry Potter series of films is probably his most recognized role.
I’ve decided to list what I consider to be his ten best roles in film. I wish he would’ve had the time to do even more.
1. Die Hard
2. The Harry Potter series
3. Galaxy Quest
5. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
8. Michael Collins
9. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
10. Quigley Down Under