Truly madly deeply

Reason #1,485,208,771 to love New York City:

Alan Rickman

…the unforgettable villain Hans Gruber in the original Diehard movie?
…the tragically besotted boss Harry in the Christmas classic Love Actually?
…the outwardly evil yet misunderstood Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film saga?

(I also loved his portrayal of Dr. Lazarus in the hilarious sci-fi send-up Galaxy Quest, but I tend to get blank stares at that reference.)

Yes, Alan Rickman is consistently brilliant in whatever role he chooses to inhabit. Today I have the privilege of seeing him LIVE onstage at the BAM in Brooklyn.

Rickman is playing the title role in the Henrik Ibsen play “John Gabriel Borkman.”  I had never heard of the piece until I got the postcard in the mail, but as soon as I saw his face front and center, I bought a ticket.

The storyline sounds a bit Wall Street 2 (if it were told by Ibsen at the Abbey Theatre in Ireland).  And with Rickman, Fiona Shaw and Lindsay Duncan in the cast, I am primed for an amazing afternoon of entertainment.

While I’m at BAM today, I know many of my friends will be watching football, cheering on the Jets to bring home a Super Bowl berth.  Heck, New York City has Alan Rickman and practically everything else…

Why not another Super Bowl title, too?

10 responses to “Truly madly deeply

  1. By Grabthar’s hammer, you shall be avenged!

  2. Lol I loved him in Galaxy Quest, too! I wish I could remember the name of the woman on the right side of the picture. She was in a Dr. Who episode a few years ago and was very good.

  3. OMG – I love Alan Rickman!

  4. Don’t forget my favorite – Colonel Brandon in “Sense and Sensibility….”

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