Alan Rickman

I was going to do a Supergirl versus Shannara post this week but then I saw the news that Alan Rickman passed away. Like everyone else, I was surprised and sad about it. I didn’t know he was battling cancer and 69 is way too young.

When Leonard Nimoy died I laid on my couch and marathoned the first four Star Trek movies. I’m tempted to do the same this Sunday with Harry Potter movies but, since I watched all of them again just a few months ago, I’ll probably turn to some of his other work. Like the movie my husband and I still quote all the time – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The movie itself was disappointing (Robin and Marian’s chemistry was non-existent) but Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham was AWESOME.


Nottingham: “I’m gonna cut your heart out with a spoon!”

Robin Hood: [blah blah blah]

Sir Guy of Gisbourne: “Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an ax or a—”

Nottingham: “Because it’s dull, you twit. It’ll hurt more!”

Seriously, who can deliver lines that like and not only make them entertaining, but highly memorable?

If anyone else is considering a weekend Rickman marathon, here are some other choices (besides Harry Potter):

I feel like Alan Rickman had twenty or more movies left in him. So sorry I won’t get to see them, but will gladly watch the ones he made that I love over and over again.

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Jill Archer

Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels including DARK LIGHT OF DAY, FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, and POCKET FULL OF TINDER.

2 thoughts on “Alan Rickman

  1. I was shocked to find this out in the morning as well. My post for today was already in the pipeline but I’m glad I posted it. Alan will be dearly missed and Dogma aside from the Potter Movies are one of my faves when it comes to watching him act. He indeed had many more movies in him but it reminds us just how fleeting time really is.

    1. His particular style of acting was unique and compelling and his project choices were interesting and versatile. His legacy feels as complete as it does unfinished.

      Great to hear from you, Sheena-kay, even if it was in response to a sad event. Have a good weekend!

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