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To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its release in Irish Cinemas and the Centenary of the 1916 Rising, Audi Dublin International Film Festival will host a special event screening of Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins, the definitive film of Ireland’s struggle for independence. The film will have its 20th Anniversary Premiere on Saturday, February 20th at The Savoy Cinema on O’Connell Street, attended by Neil Jordan and Cinematographer Chris Menges, followed by an on stage Q&A hosted by Harry McGee. The celebration will also be attended by some of the 4000 extras who took part in the film. Speaking of her selection of the film, Festival Director Grainne Humphreys said: “I’m thrilled to be able to programme Michael Collins in the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. Everyone remembers the excitement in Dublin when it was being filmed and so many people were part of it as extras. The »
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The world has lost British great, Alan Rickman. The actor sadly died at the age of 69.
From the AP:
Rickman’s family said Thursday that the actor had died after a battle with cancer.
Born to a working-class London family in 1946 and trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Rickman was often cast as the bad guy; with his rich, languid voice he could invest evil with wicked, irresistible relish.
Film roles included the psychopathic villain Hans Gruber who tormented Bruce Willis in “Die Hard” in 1988; a deceased lover who consoles his bereaved partner in 1990’s “Truly Madly Deeply”; the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” in 1991; and a wayward husband in 2003 romantic comedy “Love Actually. »
- Movie Geeks
While the movie world celebrated the finest in the year's achievements with the Oscar nominations unveiled this morning, underpinning it all was a sense of sadness as acclaimed and beloved British actor Alan Rickman has passed away at the age of 69. The actor first earned attention for his work on the stage, breaking out with this Tony-nominated turn as Valmont in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." Hollywood followed, and two years later, Rickman took the role of a lifetime as Hans Gruber in "Die Hard," crafting one of the big screen's all time best villains. Roles in "Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves" and "Rasputin" also brought him attention, but Rickman reached a new generation of fans thanks to his performance as Professor Snape in the "Harry Potter" franchise. But it's really the range of his roles that truly made Rickman stand out. His performances in "Michael Collins," "Truly Madly Deeply," "Love Actually, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Alan Rickman, the British actor who portrayed likable villains in films like Die Hard and the Harry Potter series, has passed away. "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends," his family wrote in a statement confirming the actor's death, the BBC reports.
Rickman's acting career began on the stage with a stint in the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) as well as roles on numerous BBC productions. In 1987, a RSC production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses came to Broadway, »
Alan Rickman. Alan Rickman dead at 69: Professor Snape in 'Harry Potter' movies Alan Rickman, best known for his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies, died of cancer on Jan. 14, '16. Rickman (born on Feb. 21, 1946, in London) was 69. Rickman first played Professor Severus Snape – who looks like a villain, walks like a villain, and talks like a villain, but who turns out to be anything but – in Chris Columbus' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). One of many British stage and screen stars featured in the franchise toplining Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, Rickman would remain part of the Harry Potter gang until the final installment, David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). Alan Rickman movies Beginning with the Bruce Willis actioner Die Hard (1988), in which he plays the leader of a criminal gang, Alan Rickman was featured in nearly 50 movies. »
- Andre Soares
British actor Alan Rickman has died. His death has been confirmed this afternoon in a statement from his family which read: "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends." A veteran of stage and screen, he was much beloved by audiences around the world, bringing his towering presence and hypnotic, silken voice to so many great roles. He will perhaps be best remembered for his performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Eamon De Valera in Michael Collins, the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and of course as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films. Born in Acton, West London in 1946, he came to acting at the relatively late age of 26, when he received a scholarship to Rada, kick starting a career in stage and screen that would span nearly four decades. »
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His Hollywood roles included Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, which earned him a legion of new fans. Rickman brought the beloved book character to life, carrying him through the saga in which his role ended up being pivotal to Potter’s fate. He recently completed “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” in which he delivered the voice of the Blue Caterpillar.
Rickman was little known in the United States before his fascinating turn as vaguely German villain Hans Gruber in John McTiernan’s “Die Hard”; Gruber’s motives at first seem relatively idealistic until Bruce Willis’ John McClane realizes that the takeover of Nakatomi Plaza is just a high-stakes robbery. As McClane single-handedly destroys the plot, Rickman’s Gruber watched in delicious disbelief. »
- Leo Barraclough
The British actor and director had been suffering from cancer.
His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family, according to The Guardian, which reported that Rickman had been suffering from cancer.
Rickman began his acting career in theatre, where his credits include a Tony nomination for his performance in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
His feature film debut came in 1988 alongside Bruce Willis in Die Hard, playing scene-stealing villain Hans Gruber. Rickman went on to appear in more than 40 films, including the entire Harry Potter series, Sweeney Todd and Love Actually.
Rickman was awarded a BAFTA in 1992 for his role as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. In the same year, he was also BAFTA-nominated for his lead role in »
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2016 has gotten off to a brutal start for great British entertainers. As the world gets over the death of David Bowie a few days ago, it has been set in shock again as acting legend Alan Rickman has died in London.
Rickman had been suffering from cancer and his death was confirmed on Thursday by his family. It's the worst kind of coincidence - Bowie and Rickman were 69 years old and passed after battling cancer, and a week before that British musician Lemmy also passed away from cancer just days after turning 70.
Rickman's distinct features and immediately identifiable diction were admired by generations of actors and made him synonymous with playing antagonists - something he famously wasn't a fan of as he preferred to play the dashing leading man role which he did manage to do in some of his work.
Coming to fame with a key role in The BBC's mini-series "The Barchester Chronicles, »
- Garth Franklin
Painfully soon after we found out that David Bowie had passed away, reports are coming in that well-loved British stage and screen actor Alan Rickman has died in London after a battle with cancer, also at the age of 69. Rickman will be best known to this generation for portraying Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies, but he's just as recognizable for his brilliantly villainous turn as Hans Gruber in the first Die Hard. Over the years he's left his mark playing many other diverse characters in movies such as Michael Collins, Galaxy Quest, and Dogma. The Guardian first broke this terrible news, and it has since been confirmed by the actor's family. May you rest in peace, sir. »
10 items from 2016
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