The irreplaceable Alan Rickman, who died in 2016, played Dr Lazarus in the sci-fi spoof.
While it was testament to how well he embodied the role of German terrorist Hans Gruber in Die Hard, it sounds like the aftermath of the iconic action movie wasn't pleasant for Alan Rickman.
Richard Curtis thought that Hugh Grant was 'too posh and too annoying' to be the lead in classic Brit romcom Four Weddings and a Funeral.
In an archive of the late actor's personal papers, which are set to be auctioned later this week, it appears that Rickman was 'frustrated' with the role.
How did John McClane know that Hans Gruber is a terrorist? Appearing at a Q&A to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of ‘The Running Man’, screenwriter Steven E. de Souza revealed John McClane’s secret. “Originally, [the terrorists] get off the truck, the camera craned up, you saw them in a circle and Alan Rickman says, ‘Synchronize your watches’,” he explained.
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If anything has become clear in the five years since Daniel Radcliffe hung up the Hogwarts robe, it’s that the 26-year-old British actor loves mixing it up (also rapping, but more on that later). For his latest act, Radcliffe plays his first traditional movie villain, an honor he jokingly calls a “rite of passage” for any British performer. In Now You See Me 2, the razzle-dazzle sequel to the 2013 sleeper hit, Radcliffe plays Walter Mabry, a sketchy tech genius who lures The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, and Lizzie Caplan, stepping in for Isla Fisher) to Asia and forces them to work their magic in another high-stakes heist.
Daniel Radcliffe’s age had barely hit double-digits when he won his life-changing role in the big-screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s massively popular Harry Potter book series. “He was very intimidating at first, when you first met him on set,” Radcliffe told Yahoo Movies this week while promoting his own villainous turn in the upcoming sequel Now You See Me 2.
Michael Gambon, who played Professor Dumbledore opposite Alan Rickman’s Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, has paid tribute to his departed co-star while promoting his new film ‘Dad’s Army’. Bill Paterson, who starred alongside Rickman in ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ says his old friend arranged a dinner party for close friends from his hospital bed without revealing anything about his treatment. “I was in [Alan’s] house two weeks before he died,” said Paterson in our video above.
Alan Rickman once revealed that ‘Harry Potter’ author J K Rowling shared “one tiny, little, left of field piece of information” which shaped his performance as Professor Severus Snape. Apparently, it helped Rickman to realise that there was more to Snape than a mere textbook villain. After the death of Alan Rickman last week, the author herself answered some questions about Rickman’s performance on Twitter… and revealed to one fan exactly what it is that she said to him.
Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow made a light-hearted gag in a feature on the late Alan Rickman which has not gone down well with some viewers. Wilson spoke lovingly of his lost friend, reflecting on their work together in the theatre, dating back to 1980 stageplay ‘Commitments’ in which Wilson directed Rickman.
In a brilliantly appropriate tribute to the late Alan Rickman, fans of Harry Potter are creating a makeshift memorial for him at Kings Cross’s Platform 9 ¾. Usually, there are queues of Potter fans waiting to have their pictures taken at the attraction, scarves billowing behind them. The actor, who played Severus Snape in the Potter movies, died at 69, after a private battle with cancer.
‘Harry Potter’ fans continue to pay tribute to Alan Rickman, who died today aged 69. The rather touching letter was penned by Alan Rickman for Empire Magazine back in 2011, just after finishing his final session as ‘Harry Potter’ legend, Professor Severus Snape.
Without Alan Rickman, ‘Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves’ would’ve been a mediocre film. The British star, who has died aged 69 from cancer, apparently turned down the role in 'Prince Of Thieves’ twice. As a result, the actor revealed in a Q&A last year, he went ahead a re-wrote chunks of the “terrible” script with comedian Ruby Wax and playwright Peter Barnes so he could get some good lines.
After the death of ‘Harry Potter’ actor Alan Rickman, comes a rather touching tribute from Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. “Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with,” he wrote on his Google Plus page. “There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death,” said ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling via Twitter.
Emma Thompson, longtime friend of the late Alan Rickman, has released a heartbreaking statement to pay tribute to her ‘Love Actually’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’ co-star who she calls her “ultimate ally”. Speaking in a statement published by Newsweek, she said: “Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye.
Alan Rickman, who has died at the age of 69 following a private battle with cancer, was a mesmerising screen presence, whether playing the villain, the hero, or simply rock-solid support. While his death is an unexpected blow for British drama, we can at least look back at some of his most memorable appearances on screen…
The death of legendary actor Alan Rickman, aged 69, has drawn tributes from around the world. The star of ‘Die Hard’, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Love Actually’ lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, sending shockwaves through his legions of fans, with famous names taking to social media to share their grief
Looking relaxed less than three weeks before Christmas, this is thought to be one of the last pictures of Alan Rickman in public. 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.
1999 sci-fi comedy ‘Galaxy Quest’ is the latest movie property to boldly go from the big to the small screen. First reported as having been in the works earlier this year, Entertainment Weekly have now confirmed that a TV series of cult hit starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman is in development at Amazon Studios.