Today my husband woke me up with the news that Alan Rickman (one of my favorites actors) died at the age of 69, to say I was surprised and in complete shock is an understatement.
The first time I watched Alan Rickman’s acting was in “Sense & Sensibility” (the adaptation from Jane Austen’s book, with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet), where he plays the role of Colonel Brandon, and immediately I became his fan.
Below is one of my favorite scenes from the movie (Colonel Christopher Brandon reading to Marianne Dashwood):
Besides his role in “Sense & Sensibility”, watching him like Severus Snape in “Harry Potter”, as Harry in “Love Actually”, as Hans Gruber in “Die Hard” and some others, shows his versatility as an actor and one of the reasons why he is admired by many.
Below are some of the most important scenes from his role as Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” Movies.
His death is a great loss and he’ll be sorely missed.
If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work.Alan Rickman
Since I was a little girl I remember waking up early on Christmas Day, opening all the presents with my family and after having breakfast a Marathon of Christmas Movies would follow.
After some talking, my husband and I have chosen four movies to watch during Christmas Day, and in this post I want to share with you the final list (there’s Comedy, Romance and Action).
Jingle All the Way: My husband really likes the Terminator’s Movies, I enjoyed watching some of them, but what we both agree is that Arnold Schwarzenegger is incredibly funny in Jingle All the Way.
Christmas with the Kranks: We love watching Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd in the adaptation of the Book Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.
Love Actually: I absolutely love this movie, I’ve watched it several times because is a Christmas Movie with an amazing cast (including some of my favorites like Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson and Colin Firth). My husband is not a big fan of the Movie, but well … one of his favorite actors is Liam Neeson (specially in action Movies like Taken).
Die Hard: Yes I know is an action movie, but my husband is a fan of the Die Hard Movies, to be honest I didn’t remember the movie very well but after watching the Trailer I understand why he mentioned it, the movie takes place during Christmas time, also Alan Rickman is in it (and I love Alan Rickman), so the movie made the cut for our list.
A very special mention goes to How The Grinch Stole Christmas (the Cartoon version), because even when originally wasn’t part of the final list, is a Classic and it has to be part of the Movies Marathon.