Looking relaxed less than three weeks before Christmas, this is thought to be one of the last pictures of Alan Rickman in public.
The much-loved British actor passed away today aged 69, after battling cancer.
He was last seen in public on December 7, 2015, attending a press night for the play ‘Hangmen’ in central London.
Relaxed: Rickman at a central London theatre on December 7, 2015 (Rex)
Rickman had a ‘smart-casual’ appearance, dressed in a denim shirt, black suit jacket and trousers as he posed for photographers outside the venue.
Rickman’s death comes just months ahead of the release of a new film called Eye In The Sky in which he stars alongside Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul.
The thriller is set to open in UK cinemas on April 8, according to IMDb.
Rickman (left) with fellow actor Julian Sands in November last year. (Rex)
And the star had also completed another film set for release later this year called Alice Through The Looking Glass.
Rickman shot to fame in 1988 when he played Hans Gruber, Bruce Willis’s adversary, in Die Hard.He gained legions of fans for his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films.
Breakthrough: Rickman in 1988′s Die Hard. (Rex)