Alan, you have given us so much throughout these 8 Harry Potter movies. Specifically, you have driven traffic to my blog like no other celebrity or event. Perennially, the keywords “Alan Rickman” (and more than a few misspellings of that name) have brought dozens and dozens of visitors to this little blog. Why does your name bring up my blog? Are there no other worthy writers extolling your virtues as master thespian?
New readers may think I’m not being serious. They may wonder if I’m just using Mr. Rickman’s name in a cynical attempt to drive traffic to this blog. To them I say BEGONE. For this is a place where Alan Rickman is revered only slightly less than Bill Watterson and Moses.
Alan, if you Google your name and visit my blog, welcome. You have found a true fan, not just of your work as Snape, but for all the wonderful roles you’ve played throughout the years. From Die Hard to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to Galaxy Quest to the Ang Lee version of Sense and Sensibility, you always make your roles your own. You play badass as easily as comic, something I admire.
Even though Harry Potter has come to an end, let us rejoice! We have many more years of Alan Rickman ahead of us.
Long live Rickman!