I 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. Sense and Sensibility, and Snow Cakes, for example. Two films not to be missed if you are a true Rickman fan.
loss © Haiku by Trisha Sugarek
he trod the boards, sure
light illuminates his steps
he’s gone now… is he?
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