Cast mainly as villains throughout his successful career, Rickman also voiced the bad lion in “The Lion King,” as well as the Paranoid Android in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
He won an Emmy for his role as Rasputin in “Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny” in 1996.
Besides appearing in every Harry Potter film, he also appeared in “Love Actually” “Dogma” “RECOiL” and “Galaxy Quest.”
Several sources in Hollywood have said that Rickman was set to appear in a reboot of “Die Hard” with Dax Shepard taking on Rickman’s character Hans Gruber. The new volley of Die Hard (estimated at “four or five” by an insider) films will prequel the current Die Hard films, with John McClane, played by Ross Lynch, and Hans Gruber being college roommates whose relationship takes a horrible turn. Denzel Washington was also attached to the picture.
Rickman is survived by his wife, Rima Horton.