Can We Just Take A Minute To Enjoy Alan Rickman In This Crazy Short Film?

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Can We Just Take A Minute To Enjoy Alan Rickman In This Crazy Short Film?

Alan Rickman.

The voice is unmistakable. His performances unforgettable. His passing entirely unexpected and untimely, as evident with his most recent youthful turn as Severus Snape. But not all his work was for the faint of heart, nor was it best suited for wide release. That brings us to the topic of the day: this awesomely absurd gem of a short film starring the man of the hour. You can thank us later.

Can We Just Take A Minute To Enjoy Alan Rickman In This Crazy Short Film?

To sum things up (which is this case is slightly more painful than usual due to my immense respect for the man) Alan Rickman was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen.

His first big television part came in 1982, but his big break was as the Vicomte de Valmont in the stage production of Les Liaisons “Dangereuses” in 1985, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.

Rickman went on to gain wider notice for his film performances as Hans Gruber in “Die Hard” and Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” film series.

But some of his most memorable portrayals, if you have the fortune to see them, are in the lesser known off-beat projects.

From playing Alexander Dane, the wise-ass co-star (woah, meta…) to the likes of Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Sam Rockwell in “Galaxy Quest,” to Antoine Richis, a vengeful father seeking the death of a 17-century French murderer in “Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer.” 

One of those two films ends in a mass orgy in the middle of an execution courtyard.

This brings us to the video of the day: “Dust” is an unassuming short film that sees Rickman creepily following a little girl and her mother…

Check it below:

Some of Rickman’s other film roles included:

  • The Sheriff of Nottingham in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (which he received the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role)
  • Jamie in “Truly, Madly, Deeply”
  • Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee’s “Sense and Sensibility”
  • the title character in “Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny” (which won him a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award)
  • Harry in “Love Actually”
  • P. L. O’Hara in “An Awfully Big Adventure”
  • Dr. Alfred Blalock in the Emmy-winning HBO film “Something the Lord Made”
  • Judge Turpin in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

Rickman died of pancreatic cancer on 14 January 2016.

He as 69 and we miss him every day.


Have you been taken entirely by surprise while watching an Alan Rickman film? Did it leave you uncomfortable? Wanting more? Let’s all share in the joyous occasion of having been born during the time of Alan Rickman, and weep in the sorrow of his passing, one last time.