But what can I do when one of my favourite actors died just now? Alan Rickman is my definitive Colonel Brandon; he was my ideal man in the Jane Austen world. I used to listen to his voice reading a poem at YouTube a few years back, mesmerised by his voice. I watched him as Col Brandon watching Marianne, youthful Marianne, then reading her poems. I watched him recently as Louis XIV in A Little Chaos, again with Kate Winslet who used to portray Marianne.
It hurts, you know? Separation hurts. And for that... I can only pour my pains here...Well, not just here, but this is one of the outlets I have, so do excuse my sadness...
My Col Brandon just died. My Severus Snape just died. And it hurts so much...
This link provides you with The Guardian's version of 10 best Alan Rickman performances. I posted some Alan Rickman YouTube videos as well below, just because I love him so. Alan, rest in peace. Thank you for providing us with that smile, that humour, that voice... that beauty that is you...
Some of my favourite Alan Rickman scenes/series are below:
A Christmas Special BBC 2000
Sense and Sensibility 1995, Col Brandon first meeting Marianne (she was singing "Weep You No More Sad Fountains")
Sense and Sensibility 1995, reading Marianne a poem
"Of things unseene how canst though deeme aright,"
Then answered the righteous Artegall,
"Sit though misdeem'st so much of things in sight?
What though the sea with waves continuall
Doe eate the earth, it is no more at all;
Ne is the earth the lesse, or loseth ought :
For whatsoever from one place doth fall
Is with the tyde unto another brought :
For there is nothing lost, that may be found if sought."
― Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, read by Col Brandon (Alan Rickman) for Marianne Dashwood (Kate Winslet), Sense and Sensibility 1995.
Alan Rickman reading Shakespeare's Sonnet 130
Severus Snape ("Harry Potter"), the most amazing hero...