RIP, Alan Rickman

January 14, 2016 Miscellany 6

By now many of you have heard of the death of the incomparable Alan Rickman (Feb. 21, 1946 – Jan. 14, 2016.) Mr. Rickman was well-known and beloved for playing roles as diverse as Col. Brandon, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and of course, Professor Severus Snape.

In tribute, I thought I’d post this recording of Rickman reading Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 130.”



And this, one of my favorite quotes from the man himself. I only wish he had lived long enough to make it come true.

Requiescat in pace, Mr. Rickman. We will remember you.


6 Responses to “RIP, Alan Rickman”

  1. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Oh this was such sad news today. Lovely post.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Such a shock, both of them – and at the same age, too. But both are overshadowed for me by my uncle’s death earlier this week. It’s been a very hard week.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      He was an amazing actor. It’s fun to go back through the Harry Potter movies once you know the truth about Snape. Rickman knew it (or enough of it) all along — that’s why he agreed to take the role. And you can see that truth in subtle ways in his performance, things that you completely miss before you know.