British actor Alan Rickman, whose career ranged from Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company to the “Harry Potter” films, has died. He was 69.
Rickman’s family said Thursday that the actor had died after a battle with cancer.
His breakout role was as the scheming Vicomte de Valmont in an acclaimed 1985 RSC production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.”
Film roles included “Truly, Madly, Deeply,” ”Love Actually,” “Die Hard,” and the Potter films, in which he played the ambiguous Dark Arts teacher Severus Snape.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Sorry to hear he was a good actor loved his voice God Bless and my prayers for his family.
He stole many scenes in Harry Potter. Very entertaining actor. Will be missed.
BTW, not sure he was a HP villain: I remember him being a good guy in the end. Just saying….
I really liked Alan Rickman the best in “Die Hard”, he stole the show! He really knew how to come across as the villain – “with such evil relish” as was noted in our newspaper. RIP!