Professor Snape Alan Rickman: 7 Impressive Movies in His Acting Career

Professor Snape Alan Rickman: Not only succeeding with the villains, but Alan Rickman was also famous for great supporting characters. In fact, he still shined in main roles.

Alan Rickman, an aging movie star with a nearly four-decade-long movie career, died at the age of 69 due to pancreatic cancer in London in 2016. Throughout his acting career, Alan Rickman was best known for the role of Professor Snape in Harry Potter. Let’s take a look at the 7 most memorable movies of Alan Rickman.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

7 Impressive Movies in Acting Career of "Professor Snape" Alan Rickman

Sense and Sensibility revolved around the two Dashwood sisters, who had completely opposite personalities but they were extremely close. Alan Rickman would make fans surprised when he transformed into Colonel Brandon with passionate love. At that time, the event of Alan Rickman’s failure to win an Oscar nomination made the press publish many articles. Up to now, Alan Rickman has been considered one of the talented actors with no affinity for any Oscar gold statue.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

7 Impressive Movies in Acting Career of "Professor Snape" Alan Rickman

In the musical film directed by Tim Burton, Alan Rickman had the opportunity to show off his voice via the role of the arrogant and cruel Judge Turpin, who ruined the life of barber Benjamin Barker played by Johnny Depp. The excellence of the crew together with great acting of Alan Rickman had brought “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” three prestigious Oscar nominations.

Love Actually (2004)

7 Impressive Movies in Acting Career of "Professor Snape" Alan Rickman

Love Actually is one of classic Christmas movies all around the world. It not only brought nearly $250 million worldwide but also received two prestigious Golden Globe nominations. In fact, the movie could not be so great without Alan Rickman as an adulterous husband named Harry, who always proved tormented for betraying his wife.

Harry Potter (2001-2011)

In his massive career, Alan Rickman was best known through the role of Professor Snape in Harry Potter. Through eight episodes, the tough professor Severus Snape had left in many hearts of fans unforgettable impressions.


Die Hard (1988)

This movie was about the fascinating adventure of inspector John McClane. Die Hard earned the producer nearly $ 140 million worldwide and also gave the main cast brilliant aura, including Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. In the work of director John McTiernan, Alan Rick played Hans Gruber, a handsome but sinister villain. Even Hans Gruber was considered to be one of the most memorable villains in movie history.

This movie was about the iconic Robin Hood but the role that impressed the movie lovers was the Duke of Nottingham played by Alan Rickman. He was an ambitious and sinister person who could spread fear to anyone. After Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the Duke of Nottingham was the next memorable role in Alan Rickman’s career.

Truly Madly Deeply (1990)

Rickman not only was a master specializing in villain roles but also was a great supporting character. However, when starring, the British actor still successfully completed his task. In “Truly Madly Deeply”, Alan Rickman conquered the hearts of fans with the extremely excellent role of Jamie, who died suddenly but later became a ghost to return beside his lover.

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