Thursday, 14 January 2016

It's All Death Today

Alan Rickman
Was never better than he was in the role of the gentle colonel in 
Sense and Sensibility

A lovely actor  

44 comments:

  1. What an awful couple of weeks starting with Lemmy So many people being taken too soon. Bloody, bloody cancer.

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  2. I really was sad when I read about Alan Rickman .. I love love loved his voice .. Severus Snape : ) He was a lovely man.

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  3. Sad indeed.
    Speechless.

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  4. I will miss him very much.

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  5. A gifted actor, he will be missed. My dh and I are looking for the 1982 BBC series Barchester Chronicles (probably from the library). Rickman is lauded for his role as Rev. Slope.

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  6. Brilliant in all he touched, not forgetting Rachel Corrie.

    XO
    WWW

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  7. Very Sad.... and i just read that Celine Dion's husband died....man...rough start to the New Year.....

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  8. I thought he was great as Colonel Brandon. The very fact that I had only seen him in more villainous roles made him perfect as a character whose true worth was easily misjudged.

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  9. I begin to wonder how many people with terminal illnesses hold on through the Christmas season for their family's sake. It's not unheard of, and there have been so many deaths in the past few weeks. I hadn't known Rickman's work (not a Jane Austen fan nor a Harry Potter fan, nor even a stage fan) but from the news reports he had a full and rich career.

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  10. As with Bowie I mourn his passing, but am very glad he chose a profession through which he so generously shared his gift with us.

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  11. I've had enough death for awhile. This has been a terrible week.

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  12. Another 69 year old too.

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    1. One of my coworkers today said,"69 and cancer is the new 27 and overdose."

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  13. I only heard about this about an hour ago. So sad to die so young.

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  14. I was more, or am more, than a little upset. His Pablo Neruda in Truly, Madly, Deeply was so totally moving. Very sad.

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  15. Very sad, Terrible start to the new year x

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  16. He will be missed.

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  17. It always seems to me that death is more common at this time of the year. Am I right? Loved Alan Rickman. That voice! x

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  18. My favourite actor and a true gentleman. I am in shock.

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  19. what a gifted actor and lovely man he was .

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  20. "One of the greats" is apt.
    Grateful for what he's left us but I do wish there'd been more. However, I've no doubt that that was his own decision or, at very least, in part.

    I'm also now at the age at which both he and Bowie have left us. If it were to be my turn too (no intention, I promise!) I'd certainly be in illustrious company.

    When I started frequenting Amsterdam in the early 80s (notching up a total of 35 visits in that decade) the owner of the small hotel I usually used told me that Alan Rickman also stayed there a few times. Just saying.

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  21. Colonel Brandon was also my favourite role for him... such a sad loss for us all x

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  22. So sad….. a very attractive man with a gorgeous voice.

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  23. I only found out last night .... such a wonderful voice .. I fell in love with Colonel Brandon.

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  24. I just loved him in Galaxy Quest.
    We shall be playing that and all the Harry Potters this week. It's a bugger that I'm 69 this year.

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  25. I loved him ...... such a good actor. I think that he was wonderful in Truly, Madly, Deeply. I think that was the first film that I saw him in. He will be missed greatly. XXXX

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  26. So sad. I'm another that loved him in Truly, Madly, Deeply .... my favourite film of all time.

    The last voiceover he did - http://www.globetoday.com/one-of-alan-rickmans-last-wishes-before-he-died-was-for-you-to-watch-this-video/

    Lovely to the end. :-)

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  27. One of the truly greats...He will be missed.

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  28. So tired of that effing cancer!

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  29. Will never forget him in Private Lives, on stage in NYC, with Lindsay Duncan. Went to see it largely because of the cast; love the old Noel Coward stuff as entertainment, but it can (in the wrong hands, including Liz and Dick) seem dated.

    From the start, though, Rickman and Duncan made it incandescent. They just plain owned the stage. Only once have I ever said a production was flawless, but that one was. His light touch was as dead-on as his more serious stuff. And, I must say, his sleek, sexy look was leading man at its 1930s finest.

    He will be so missed.

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  30. he was one of my favorite actors. it's so sad. they are dropping like flies.

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  31. Another light, gone from the world.

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  32. I loved him in everything I ever saw him in, although I never had the privilege of seeing him in person. My favorite of his films has been Snow Cake. He is heart-breakingly wonderful in it. He is a real loss to this world, not just his acting and his voice (that voice!) but his kindness and graciousness as a human being.

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  33. I loved him in everything I ever saw him in, although I never had the privilege of seeing him in person. My favorite of his films has been Snow Cake. He is heart-breakingly wonderful in it. He is a real loss to this world, not just his acting and his voice (that voice!) but his kindness and graciousness as a human being.

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  34. Very sad indeed, another glorious man gone too soon.

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  35. Truly, Madly, Deeply for me! Btw, Grizzly Adams died today - sheesh, what a week. This year has not started off well.

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  36. I agree! I love him as Colonel Brandon. We own it and watch it often.

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  37. One of my favourite actors, gone far too soon!

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  38. Very sad indeed. It was always Jamie in Truly Madly Deeply for me. We were lucky enough to see him on stage Playing Hamlet in the early 90s he was amazing. Even Mr Twigs remarked, that man definitely has what Laurence Olivier called IT !!
    Twiggy x

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  39. He was pretty wonderful in Blow Dry, that bottom of the foot tattoo...

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