On longtime partner Rima Horton: "I think every relationship should be allowed to have its own rules. She's tolerant. She's incredibly tolerant. Unbelievably tolerant. Possibly a candidate for sainthood."
What a sweetheart. And yet he is king of the baddies, from Die Hard's Hans Gruber to Harry Potter's Severus Snape. He also shows his softer side as Jamie from Truly Madly Deeply and Col. Brandon from Sense and Sensibility. Sigh....... He has even dipped his toe into comedy with Galaxy Quest and Love Actually, although the latter turns to tragedy in his storyline and I always end up shouting at him on the screen. You just can't do that to Emma Thompson, man! Speaking of which, I want to see him in Song of Lunch, a televised dramatization of a poem (sounds amazing) and he is currently filming an updated version of Gambit with Stanley Tucci, Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth.
|Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility|
Elinor Dashwood: Colonel Brandon, you have done so much already...
Colonel Brandon: Give me an occupation, Miss Dashwood, or I shall run mad.
|Alan Rickman as Severus Snape in Harry Potter|
|Alan Rickman is Truly Madly Deeply...amazing!|
Jamie: I love you.
Nina: I really love you.
Jamie: I really, truly love you.
Nina: I really, truly, madly love you.
Jamie: I really, truly, madly, deeply love you.
Nina: I really, truly, madly, deeply, passionately love you.
Jamie: I really, truly, madly, deeply, passionately, remarkably love you.
Nina: I really, truly, madly, deeply, passionately, remarkably, umm... deliciously love you.
Jamie: I really, truly, madly, passionately, remarkably, deliciously... juicily love you.
Nina: Deeply! Deeply! You passed on deeply, which was your word, which means you couldn't have meant it! So you're a fraud, that's it!
[Jaime playfully pushes Nina away, then pulls her back towards him]
Nina: You're probably a figment of my imagination...
[Both laugh and make faces]
Now I'm afraid I am going to have to watch Truly Madly Deeply again. What a hardship! Which Alan Rickman films are your faves??????