Alan Rickman….A Eulogy

Alan.1PE2YI was devastated to read of Alan Rickman‘s passing. In my opinion he was an actor up there with Lawrence Olivier, Anthony Hopkins, and Dustin Hoffman.  Coming from blue-collar, humble beginnings this actor was classically trained and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.  He went on to hone his craft to new heights through his 45 years on stage and in film. I used to joke that “I would watch Alan Rickman eat corn flakes.”  Surprisingly, (or maybe not) the obituaries do not mention his more subtle roles. Alan.Sense.37C7K Sense and Sensibility, and Snow Cakes, for example.  Two films not to be missed if you are a true Rickman fan.

I wept knowing that the world will never witness his talent and subtlety; his ‘less is more’, his understated brilliance ever again. His seductively brandy-smooth voice is stilled.Alan.4

loss  ©   Haiku by Trisha Sugarek

he trod the boards, sure
light illuminates his steps
he’s gone now… is he?

 

Alan.4M3

For more details here is the NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/15/obituaries/alan-rickman-dies-at-69.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

‘What desperately sad news about Alan Rickman. A man of such talent, wicked charm & stunning screen & stage presence. He’ll be sorely missed.’  Stephen Fry

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