MANILA, Philippines – Many fans and and members of the entertainment industry mourned the death of actor Alan Rickman, who died on Thursday, January 14. (READ: British actor Alan Rickman dies)
Alan was best known – especially to younger fans – as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series, but he also played many other roles, including Harry in Love Actually and Absolem the Caterpillar (voice) in Alice in Wonderland. (READ: JK Rowling, ‘Harry Potter’ cast remember Alan Rickman)
Here are their tributes to the actor:
Sir Ian Mckellen
There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman's death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 14, 2016
My thoughts are with Rima and the rest of Alan's family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 14, 2016
Emma Thompson, who played Sybill Trelawney in Harry Potter, and also starred opposite Rickman in Love Actually, doesn’t have any social media accounts, but managed to get a message out on Twitter anyway. She coursed her message through New York Times reporter David Itzkoff.
“Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because i have just ksised him goodbye.
“What I remember most in this moment of painful leave-taking is his humor, intelligence, wisdom, and kindness. His capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word. The intransigence which made him the great artist he was – his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me, and the fact that he never spared me the view. I learned a lot form him. He was the finest actors and directors. I couldn’t wait to see what he was going to do with his face next. I consider myself hugely privileged to have worked wiht him so many times and to have been directed by him.
“He was the ultimate ally. In life, art, and politics. I trusted him absolutely.
“He was, above all things, a rare and unique human being and we shall not see his like again.”
Jamie Campbell Bower
Devastated to hear about the passing of Alan Rickman. I had the pleasure of working with him on my first movie. A true legend and gentleman.— Jamie Campbell Bower (@Jamiebower) January 14, 2016
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 (@stephenfry) January 14, 2016
Sir Michael Gambon, who played Dumbledore in some of the Harry Potter films, told BBC Radio 4: “Everybody loved Alan. He was always happy and fun and creative and very, very funny. He had a great voice, he spoke wonderfully well. He was intelligent, he wrote plays, he directed a play. So he was a real man of the theatre and the stage and that’s how I think of Alan.”
Terribly sad news about the passing of Alan Rickman. A funny and engaging person who put a shy young actor at ease when I was on HP.— Oliver Phelps (@OliverPhelps) January 14, 2016
Alan Rickman. Incredible actor and director. Above all, the most generous, funny, loving friend to us. @Deborra_lee and I will miss you so .— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) January 14, 2016
Shocked & sad to hear Alan Rickman has passed away. One of the nicest actors I've ever met.Thoughts and prayers with his family at this time— James Phelps (@James_Phelps) January 14, 2016
RIP Alan Rickman. He will forever be in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/oUXYo3qcwA— Playbill (@playbill) January 14, 2016
Very sad to hear that Alan Rickman has passed away. One of the greatest actors of his generation. My thoughts are with his family & friends— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) January 14, 2016
David Bowie dead from cancer at 69. Now Alan Rickman dead from cancer at 69. Two great talents, one bloody awful disease.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 14, 2016
I do not want my heroes to die! Alan Rickman is dead & he was another hero. Alan – thank you for being with us. We are sorry you had to go— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) January 14, 2016
Everyone who knew Alan Rickman- or worked with him or watched his brilliant performances, feels this awful loss pic.twitter.com/pKOxFYYMUM— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 14, 2016
RIP Alan Rickman. You were the voice, the stage, the film, the actor, and you will be missed truly, madly , deeply. pic.twitter.com/4ZLx7JgX2V— Selma Blair (@SelmaBlair) January 14, 2016
Devastated to hear of Alan Rickman's passing. This week Britain has lost two of it's greats, far too young. pic.twitter.com/C7CrtR0Ryx— Douglas Booth (@DouglasBooth) January 14, 2016
Always enjoyed watching his work. RIP Alan Rickman. I wish it didn't end too soon. God bless you family thru this pic.twitter.com/s5eVRzmldy— GARY VALENCIANO (@GaryValenciano1) January 14, 2016
A true legend of stage and screen. Alan Rickman, RIP. pic.twitter.com/VbpSOi7e5X— National Theatre (@NationalTheatre) January 14, 2016
RIP Alan Rickman. So, so sad. Another loss of someone so talented. #RIP— Danny Miller (@DannyBMiller) January 14, 2016
RIP Alan Rickman – extraordinary actor and gentleman. Here's shameless Rickman selfie @ the WH correspondents dinner pic.twitter.com/BaFk0kyGuZ— Peter Greste (@PeterGreste) January 14, 2016
Goodbye Alan Rickman. You were genius in Harry Potter.— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) January 14, 2016
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