1997 Alan Rickman In The Movie ‘Rasputin’ (Photo : Getty Images)
Brilliant British actor Alan Rickman is not just the guy who played Professor Severus Snape in the hit “Harry Potter” movie franchise. He’s also the guy who played many other roles in other movies, such as the following.
If you’re into romance and romantic comedies, you’ve probably seen this film. But did you notice the 69-year-old actor among the cast? He played the erring husband to Emma Thompson’s character. At one point, he shares screen time with “Mr. Bean’s” Rowan Atkinson, who played a shop clerk who took too long a time to wrap Rickman’s gift for his mistress, leading to the discovery of his unfaithfulness.
“Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”
You’ll probably be surprised at the actor’s look in this film, where he played the villain – the Sheriff of Nottingham – in all his disheveled-hair glory.
“As it stands, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves is a brilliantly entertaining, overlong muddle, and a show that Rickman doesn’t just steal, he practically invents the word ‘pwned’ as he goes along,” Den of Geek noted.
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
There’s a pattern in Rickman’s acting career, and that’s getting shady, villain-y roles. This movie is no different – he plays the judge who ruined the lead character’s life, as played by Johnny Depp.
“Sense and Sensibility”
As Colonel Brandon, Rickman gets to play a part that’s not usually associated with him – a warm, upbeat character who sought to be loved by the woman he fell in love with at first sight and eventually earned her love. This is one of those movies where the actor’s character figures in a legitimately happy ending.
This is a rather funny spoof of sci-fi films, with Rickman playing his character in “Star Trek”-ish makeup – an odd departure from his usual roles.
“Alice in Wonderland”
Surprised? Don’t be. Rickman didn’t really appear in the film but lent his voice to Absolem, the Caterpillar, which had features that faintly resembled the actor himself.
“Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”
This movie stars the guy who played the uber techie Q in the recent Bond films, Ben Whishaw, as well as Dustin Hoffman. Rickman’s role here is that of a wealthy man whose beautiful daughter fell victim to the murderous perfumer played by Whishaw.
The 1988 film was officially Rickman’s first film. He played the villainous Hans Gruber, a German terrorist.
“Truly, Madly, Deeply”
This is one of those rare films where Rickman played the male protagonist. The plot of this story is reminiscent of “Ghost,” sans the pottery wheel, that is. This is one of his must-see performances, with some arguing it’s his best work.
Which one have you seen? Which one is your favorite Alan Rickman film?
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