Much-loved star of stage, TV and films including Harry Potter and Die Hard – and owner of one of the most singular voices in acting ­– has died in London

Rickman launched his mainstream movie career playing the notorious villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard, though younger fans likely know him as the enigmatic Professor Snape in theHarry Potter films. While Rickman has embraced his talent for playing difficult characters—“I am the character you are not supposed to like,” he once said—critics have also praised his comedic instincts in films including Galaxy Quest and Love Actually, and he also earned an Oscar nod for his portrayal of the unlikely romantic hero in Sense and Sensibility.

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