We were all shocked to hear the sad news about Alan Rickman passing away. There are some roles we will always remember him for because no one plays a villain quite like he does!

1. Professor Snape in Harry Potter

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

In the magical world of Harry Potter Alan Rickman plays the unforgettable creepy Severus Snape who we all loved in the end!

 

2. Judge Turpin in Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Rex Features

Tim Burton’s dark interpretation of Sweeney Todd would not be complete without Rickman’s memorable portrayal of the evil Judge Turpin.

 

3. Hans Gruber in Die Hard

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Rex Features

Alan Rickman was amazing at playing the baddie in films. We think his character Hans Gruber is the best villain from the Die Hard franchise.

 

4. Absolem in Alice In Wonderland

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Rex Features

As soon as Absolem the caterpillar speaks, you know EXACTLY who you are hearing. Alan Rickman’s voice is unmistakably mesmerising and we love him for it. We get to hear his voice again in the upcoming Alice Through The Looking Glass.

 

5. Harry in Love Actually

Universal

Universal

His performance as Harry, the husband who was cheating on his wife, broke everyone’s hearts. How could anyone cheat on Emma Thomson?

 

6. Metatron in Dogma

Lionsgate

Lionsgate

In 1999 Rickman showed his comedic side when he starred in Dogma. He played Metatron, an Angel who serves as God’s messenger.

 

7. Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility

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Rex Features

Alan Rickman played Colonel Brandon perfectly in the 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. We loved him as the noble older man who falls in love with Marianne (played by Kate Winslet). We found it hard to understand how she ever resisted him!

 

8. Sheriff George of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

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Rex Features

Rickman definitely knew how to play the bad guy in films. Starring as Sheriff George of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, he once again showed us what a truly great actor he was.

 

9. Jamie in Truly Madly Deeply

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Rex Features

In this romantic fantasy drama Alan plays Jamie, who died and then reappears as a ghost to help his girlfriend move on from him. We challenge you to watch this film without sobbing your heart out!

 

10. P.L. O’Hara in An Awfully Big Adventure

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Rex Features

This film gets its title from the original Peter Pan story in which Peter says “To die will be an awfully big adventure.” Rickman plays P.L. O’Hara who is a talented but troubled actor in a production of Peter Pan where he meets a teenage girl called Stella.