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The Unforgettable Villainy of Alan Rickman in “Die Hard”

Alan Rickman, who died on Thursday, at the age of sixty-nine, was a classically trained actor who did time in the Royal Shakespeare Company and made his name in modern theatrical productions, notably "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," which he starred in first in London, in 1985, and then on Broadway, in …

Alan Rickman, star of stage and “Harry Potter” franchise, dies at 69

He beloved for playing Hogwarts prof. Severus Snape and “Die Hard” villain Hans Gruber, among other roles<p>LONDON (AP) — British actor Alan Rickman, whose career ranged from Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company to the "Harry Potter" films, has died. He was 69.<p>Rickman's family said Thursday that the …

Harry Potter

Here's How Harry Potter Co-Stars Paid Tribute to Alan Rickman After His Death

Friends and fans of Alan Rickman took to social media on Thursday morning to mourn the late British actor, who died of cancer at the age of …

Film Industry

Alan Rickman: Harry Potter fans raise wands in tribute

After stars of stage and screen expressed their grief at the death of Alan Rickman, fans of the actor’s role as Professor Snape have been paying tribute in canonical style<p>Harry Potter fans around the world have been paying tribute to the actor Alan Rickman, who died on Thursday aged 69.<p>Rickman won …

Comedians

Alan Rickman's Moving Good-Bye Letter to Harry Potter Will Break Your Heart

"A lifetime seems to have passed in minutes."<p>The world is still grieving over the loss of actor Alan Rickman, who died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Tributes from friends, fans, family, and fellow castmates have flooded in since the news of his death broke.<p>For many, he will forever be …

Daniel Radcliffe's Touching Tribute to Alan Rickman Will Have You in Tears

Alan Rickman died at the age of 69, and while the whole cast of Harry Potter has offered their condolences, Daniel Radcliffe's tribute is beyond touching. The star took to Google+ on Thursday to express his grief, calling Rickman "one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer …

Film Industry

J.K. Rowling Shares Which Harry Potter Secret She Told Alan Rickman First

It boils down to one of the most famous words in Harry Potter fandom.<p>When Alan Rickman first started playing the sneering potions master Severus Snape in the <i>Harry Potter</i> films, <b>J.K. Rowling</b> had only published four installments in her book series. That means that as far as readers knew, Snape was …

Books

J.K. Rowling reveals how she gave Alan Rickman a major clue about Snape's character

LONDON — Although Alan Rickman will be remembered for a number of different film roles, his portrayal of Severus Snape in the <i>Harry Potter</i> movies has …

J.K. Rowling Finally Reveals the Secret Clue She Gave Alan Rickman About Professor Snape

Prepare to have your feelings wrecked.<p>J. K. Rowling has solved a long-running mystery surrounding what she told Alan Rickman about Severus Snape.<p>Back in 2011 in an interview with <i>HitFix</i>, the late actor said that the <i>Harry Potter</i> author had given him "one tiny, little, left of field piece of …

J. K. Rowling

Alan Rickman on his decade as 'Harry Potter's' Severus Snape

<i>British actor</i><p>Alan Rickmanhas died after a battle with cancer. He was 69. Hero Complex spoke with Rickman in 2011 to discuss the end of the "Harry Potter" franchise and his years as Severus Snape.<p>No one sneers or snarls quite like Alan Rickman and, looking back on a cinematic decade of "Harry …

Alan Rickman's death remembered in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince airing on Freeform

Freeform paid tribute to the late Alan Rickman, who died Jan. 14 from cancer, during a broadcast of <i>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince</i> by airing a …

Remembering Alan Rickman: The actor’s five best roles

<b>Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988)</b><p>Rickman’s breakout role in Hollywood was as criminal mastermind Hans Gruber in the first Die Hard film. After he and his cronies seize a Los Angeles office tower in order to steal $640-million in bearer bonds, Rickman’s Gruber squares off against Bruce Willis’s …

Alan Rickman: Actor leaves a legacy that rolls off the tongue

Words did not flow freely or casually escape from the tight-lipped mouth of Alan Rickman, the superb English actor who died Thursday at the age of 69. Instead, they were delivered, rolled on the tongue, dropped with precision, shot out like precisely aimed darts.<p>A working-class London youth who …

Alan Rickman, who played Snape in Harry Potter films, dies at 69

British actor Alan Rickman, a classically-trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the "Harry Potter" saga and other films, has died. He was 69.<p>Rickman's family said Thursday that the actor had died after a battle with cancer.<p>Trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Rickman …

Alan Rickman's death ended plans for 'Galaxy Quest 2,' co-star says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bye, Grabthar's hammer.<p>Plans were in the works for a sequel to the cult classic "Galaxy Quest," but the death of star Alan Rickman put an end to the idea, co-star Sam Rockwell told Nerdist.<p>"They were going to do a sequel on Amazon, and we were ready to sign up for it, and Alan Rickman …

Movies

Alan Rickman would have been proud Eye in the Sky was last role

Helen Mirren believes part as general in new thriller suited late actor’s intelligence, showing his witty and thoughtful side<p>Alan Rickman would have been proud that his last on-screen performance will be in the upcoming thriller about drone warfare, Eye in the Sky, according to co-star Helen Mirren.<p>…

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16 Rarely Seen Portraits of David Bowie

Iconic and haunting images of the legend.<p>When David Bowie passed away earlier this year, the world lost a visionary artist. In tribute to his memory, photographer Markus Klinko is sharing previously unseen images he made of the pop culture icon for his new exhibit, <i>Bowie Unseen</i>, currently in …

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David Bowie’s Hair Sold for $18,750

David Bowie

David Bowie was the favorite rock star of most rock stars

Various personages have been dubbed the “comedian’s comedian” or the “writer’s writer” over the years. But who deserves to be called the rock star’s …

In pictures: Robin Williams, 1951-2014

Elisabeth Sladen, The Final Tribute

Spitting Image exhibition allows Margaret Thatcher centre stage – again

Thirty years since it first aired, voice of Mrs T is still unsure whether satirical puppet show helped or harmed her reputation<p>She used the men's toilets, smoked a cigar and ate her steak raw – the vegetables could look after themselves. Thirty years on, the voice of Margaret Thatcher believes the …

Thatcherisms: 'If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman'

<i>Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – who died Monday from a stroke at age 87 – retired from public engagements in 2002 following a series of small strokes, and was only occasionally seen in public since then. Here are memorable quotes from her public life.</i><p>"If you want something said, …

Robin Williams: his 50 funniest quotes

Bulletproof - Sarah Jane Smith

Rik Mayall's funniest TV moments – in clips

The star of The Young Ones and Bottom has died aged 56. We look back on some of his best roles, including scene-stealing turns in Blackadder, The New Statesman and yes, Jackanory. Share your favourites below<p>Comedian and actor Rik Mayall dies Rik Mayall: a life in pictures Reactions to Rik Mayall's …

Rik Mayall: Tributes to Young Ones star

<b>Celebrities, writers and producers have reacted with shock and sadness to the death of comic star Rik Mayall, who has died at the age 56.</b><p>His long-time comedy partner Adrian Edmondson led the tributes, with a typically irreverent statement.<p>"There were times when Rik and I were writing together when …

Comedians

Tributes to Rik Mayall from Rory Bremner and Helen Lederer

Comedian Rory Bremner and Rik Mayall's co-star in The Young Ones Helen Lederer remember the comedian and actor Rik Mayall who's died aged 56

British Humour