Wickedly talented, brilliantly funny, wildly charming and more, Alan Rickman was an actor with an unforgettable voice, who gave incredible performances throughout his career.

Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and many more. 

The legendary British actor passed away this week due to complications from cancer at the age of 69. 

Rickman could play any part, be it wizard, angel, monk, comedian or our favorite villain.  Over the long span of his career, Alan carried us along through incredible journeys that inspired laughter and tears. 

Let’s take a look, and remember the many characters we enjoyed and the many hours we spent with this man who will never be forgotten though the eyes of these talented artists. 


“Oh, yes. What was it you said to me before? Yippie-ki-yay ... motherf---.”

As Hans Gruber in Die Hard by solublepop 

"Locksley! I'm gonna cut your heart out with a spoon!"

"... and call off Christmas!"

Alan Rickman portraying the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves by Adnaurian 

"My mother has not got a beard!"

As Jamie in Truly Madly Deeply by AnnaCStansfield 

"You see sir a man infatuate with love, her ardent an eager slave. So fetch the pomade and pumice stone, and lend me a more seductive tone, a sprinkling perhaps of French cologne, but first sir I think... a shave."

As Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by MPMG 

"Give me an occupation, Miss Dashwood, or I shall run mad."

As Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility by MissGeorgeSpiggott

"You're not Absolem. I'm Absolem. Stupid girl."

As Absolem in Alice in Wonderland by Michael Kutsche 

"Professor Doctor Stoerk, can I help you at all? I deal with most derangements, sir."

As Franz Anton Mesmer in Mesmer by RedPassion

 “By Grabthar’s hammer … what a savings.”

As Alexander Dane/Dr Lazarus in Galaxy Quest by Artsammich

"I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death — if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.” And of course "Always."

As Severus Snape in Harry Potter by speedportraits