Aclaimed on both stage and screen as an actor and director, the great Alan Rickman
passed away yesterday at the age of 69 from cancer.
His acting career had eventually begun after his original success in the field of graphic design, and even then he first entered the acting profession as a dresser for Sir Ralph Richarson and Sir Nigel Hawthorne. His distinctive voice and mannerisms soon made him a standout in such films as Die Hard; Quigley Down Under; Truly, Madly, Deeply; Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; Sense and Sensibility; Michael Collins; Galaxy Quest; Love Actually
and perhaps what will be viewed as his signature role of Severus Snape
in the Harry Potter
The Catacombs extends its sincerest condolences to his family, friends and fans. A sad loss of such a talented man!