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For three years, King Gunther ruled with cold detachment, rarely venturing beyond the walls of his castle. His advisors still hissed in his ear, offering their unwanted criticism and disapproval at every opportunity. They still belittled and condescended to him, still ignored his orders, but more than anything else, they still complained at having him in...
The one word I see used more than any other to describe Alan Rickman in the various tributes from his fans and co-stars is generous, and even without truly knowing him, that is something I can attest to. To the entertainment world he gave a wide range of insightful and sympathetic performances. To the Harry Potter fandom he gave life to one of the series’ most iconic characters, but to me he gave something else too – the most important life lesson I’ve ever known.
So time got down to business yet again and did what he does best. If taking away one of Earth's most loved mortals was not good enough, time swooped to take away three, in only a short while. As you all will know, Alan Rickman, David Bowie and Glen Frey all bade farewell to their physical selves to take up a place in the more ethereal world in the last ten days or so.
Every single one of these iconic gentlemen were mammoths in their own right. While two were fabled musicians, one was an actor renowned all over the world for his awesome talent and job dropping screen presence....
Veteran actor Alan Rickman has passed away of cancer at age 69. Besides portraying the roles of Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, he has been known for playing the negative roles in many films in the British film industry, including Galaxy Quest, Snow Cake, and Sweeney Todd. Born Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman in Hammersmith to Margaret Doreen Rose and Bernard Rickman, he first acted in 1978's version of the well-known Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet at age 28 under the role of Tybalt. Known for his rich, smooth voice, he also voiced the Blue Caterpillar in...