I admit I never paid much attention to Rickman before Snape. It had been years since I saw Die Hard and I wasn't a big fan of it, but after seeing him in the movie Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone, I was immediately entranced. This was before I read the books - I pictured him when reading the series this year. He was perfectly cast in the role.
I don't have much time say beyond that - I was sorry to hear of his passing. Snape is my favorite character in the Potterverse, and Rickman was a talented actor who played so many well-sketched roles. Eternal memory.
Some touching articles
The first article has another well-made video
Check out the full list of Harry Potter Featured Posts for Harry Potter Week
- Book Reviews: The Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows
- Book-To-Film Comparison: The Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows
- Site Features: Mailbox Monday, Cover Crush, Tune-in Tuesday, Universal Studios Trip
- Themed Posts: RIP Alan Rickman, Philosophers Versus Sorcerers, Magical Quotes