This Scene Of Alan Rickman In 'Truly Madly Deeply' Is A Perfect Testament To His Acting Range — VIDEO
Fans of Harry Potter, and overall phenomenal acting, were shaken Thursday, January 14, by the news that Alan Rickman has passed away at the age of just 69. The news of the British film and theater icon's death comes in accordance with a cancer diagnosis not yet released to the public and just days after the world was shaken by the news of the cancer-induced passing of 69-year-old David Bowie. However, instead of reflecting on the devastating loss of Rickman, I feel it's time to reflect back on his work and remember him for the wonderful gift he shared with the world: his talent. And that talent is perfectly on display in his romantic reconnection scene from Truly, Madly, Deeply .
While your first instinct might be to go pop every single Harry Potter DVD you own into your Blu-ray player, there's a wide of range of different works from Rickman that fans were lucky enough to experience over the years. From his role as Harry in Love Actually to his Golden Globe-winning role as Rasputin in 1996, and, of course, his role as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, there's simply no denying what a gift he truly was. But, in Truly, Madly, Deeply, we see a completely unique side of Rickman. The comedic drama followed Nina (played by Juliet Stevenson) as she struggled with the loss and ghostly return of her love, Jamie (played by Alan Rickman). And, as expected, Rickman completely stole the hearts of fans everywhere with this role. Seriously, try not to fall in love with him all over again while watching this clip.
It's not very often that we see this sensitive, heartbroken side of Rickman. Although his characters often stay reserved against their emotions, Jamie isn't afraid to let lose. He goes from frustrated and angry to soft and nurturing in a matter of seconds, which allows this clip to remind us of the subtle artistic qualities that we adored about Rickman. From the breathless romance of the scene to his ability to turn his British accent into a Spanish one to even his '90s-styled mustache, Rickman is nothing less than brilliant. He can draw the audience in with his perfectly placed pauses and his overall arc of emotion. And when it comes to the poetry he recites? Well, it's just a reminder of Rickman's natural way with words. It's the perfect tribute.
Now just think about a moment like as this one happening between Severus Snape and Lily Potter... and I can almost guarantee that in no time you'll be reduced to nothing but a puddle of tears. We miss you, Alan Rickman. Rest In Peace.