Unfortunately the world has lost another fantastic entertainer today. Alan Rickman, perhaps most well known for his roles as Professor Snape in the Harry Series and Hans Gruber in the original Die Hard, has passed away at the age of 69.

Alan Rickman has acted and starred in some of my favourite movies. Die Hard, the greatest Christmas film of all time is the first to spring to mind. He was superb as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, arguably the best Sheriff from any of the many Robin Hood films. He’s also in Kevin Smiths best movie, Dogma and is excellent in cult classic Galaxy Quest.

A tremendous actor who brought so many characters to life there is no doubt that Alan Rickman will be missed throughout the industry and by his thousands of fans. My thoughts are with his friends and family.

To celebrate his life and work tonight I will be rewatching both Die Hard and Robin Hood. So, in that way, he will live for ever.