The irreplaceable Alan Rickman, who died in 2016, played Dr Lazarus in the sci-fi spoof.
While it was testament to how well he embodied the role of German terrorist Hans Gruber in Die Hard, it sounds like the aftermath of the iconic action movie wasn't pleasant for Alan Rickman.
Richard Curtis thought that Hugh Grant was 'too posh and too annoying' to be the lead in classic Brit romcom Four Weddings and a Funeral.
In an archive of the late actor's personal papers, which are set to be auctioned later this week, it appears that Rickman was 'frustrated' with the role.
If anything has become clear in the five years since Daniel Radcliffe hung up the Hogwarts robe, it’s that the 26-year-old British actor loves mixing it up (also rapping, but more on that later). For his latest act, Radcliffe plays his first traditional movie villain, an honor he jokingly calls a “rite of passage” for any British performer. In Now You See Me 2, the razzle-dazzle sequel to the 2013 sleeper hit, Radcliffe plays Walter Mabry, a sketchy tech genius who lures The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, and Lizzie Caplan, stepping in for Isla Fisher) to Asia and forces them to work their magic in another high-stakes heist.
Daniel Radcliffe’s age had barely hit double-digits when he won his life-changing role in the big-screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s massively popular Harry Potter book series. “He was very intimidating at first, when you first met him on set,” Radcliffe told Yahoo Movies this week while promoting his own villainous turn in the upcoming sequel Now You See Me 2.
Marcus Goh is a Singapore television scriptwriter. “Eye in the Sky” is a British political thriller about a military drone mission in Nairobi. It stars Helen Mirren (Colonel Katherine Powell), Aaron Paul (2nd Lieutenant Steve Watts), Alan Rickman (Lieutenant General Frank Benson), Barkhad Abdi (Jama Farah), Jeremy Northam (Brian Woodale), Iain Glen (Foreign Secretary James Willett), and Phoebe Fox (Carrie Gershon).
Michael Gambon, who played Professor Dumbledore opposite Alan Rickman’s Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, has paid tribute to his departed co-star while promoting his new film ‘Dad’s Army’. Bill Paterson, who starred alongside Rickman in ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ says his old friend arranged a dinner party for close friends from his hospital bed without revealing anything about his treatment. “I was in [Alan’s] house two weeks before he died,” said Paterson in our video above.
Alan Rickman once revealed that ‘Harry Potter’ author J K Rowling shared “one tiny, little, left of field piece of information” which shaped his performance as Professor Severus Snape. Apparently, it helped Rickman to realise that there was more to Snape than a mere textbook villain. After the death of Alan Rickman last week, the author herself answered some questions about Rickman’s performance on Twitter… and revealed to one fan exactly what it is that she said to him.
Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow made a light-hearted gag in a feature on the late Alan Rickman which has not gone down well with some viewers. Wilson spoke lovingly of his lost friend, reflecting on their work together in the theatre, dating back to 1980 stageplay ‘Commitments’ in which Wilson directed Rickman.
In a brilliantly appropriate tribute to the late Alan Rickman, fans of Harry Potter are creating a makeshift memorial for him at Kings Cross’s Platform 9 ¾. Usually, there are queues of Potter fans waiting to have their pictures taken at the attraction, scarves billowing behind them. The actor, who played Severus Snape in the Potter movies, died at 69, after a private battle with cancer.
Alan Rickman, who died today at age 69, was an inimitable talent — but that didn’t stop his admirers from trying. Rickman gave his distinctive voice and intonation to such unforgettable characters as Harry Potter’s Severus Snape and Die Hard’s Hans Gruber, inspiring generations of moviegoers to quote their favorite lines in his halting, impeccably accented growl.
‘Harry Potter’ fans continue to pay tribute to Alan Rickman, who died today aged 69. The rather touching letter was penned by Alan Rickman for Empire Magazine back in 2011, just after finishing his final session as ‘Harry Potter’ legend, Professor Severus Snape.
After the death of ‘Harry Potter’ actor Alan Rickman, comes a rather touching tribute from Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. “Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with,” he wrote on his Google Plus page. “There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death,” said ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling via Twitter.
Alan Rickman, who has died at the age of 69 following a private battle with cancer, was a mesmerising screen presence, whether playing the villain, the hero, or simply rock-solid support. While his death is an unexpected blow for British drama, we can at least look back at some of his most memorable appearances on screen…
1999 sci-fi comedy ‘Galaxy Quest’ is the latest movie property to boldly go from the big to the small screen. First reported as having been in the works earlier this year, Entertainment Weekly have now confirmed that a TV series of cult hit starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman is in development at Amazon Studios.