Was it intimidating working with alan rickman

He also starred in the independent film Snow Cake (2006) with Sigourney Weaver and Carrie-Anne Moss, and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (also 2006), directed by Tom Tykwer.He appeared as Judge Turpin in the critically acclaimed Tim Burton film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) alongside Harry Potter co-stars Helena Bonham Carter and Timothy Spall.His first big television role came in 1982, but his big break was as the Vicomte de Valmont in the RSC stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985, and after the production transferred to Broadway in 1987 he was nominated for a Tony Award.Rickman's first cinematic role was as the German terrorist leader Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988).He won the Theatre Goers' Choice Awards for Best Director.Rickman befriended the Corrie family and earned their trust, and the show was warmly received.Every sneer, every eye-roll, every flourish of splenetic exasperation is a joy to behold.Whether he’s cancelling Christmas or cutting your heart out with a spoon, Rickman’s crowd-pleasing pantomime villainy is downright heroic.

Legend has it he kept refusing the role of the Sheriff of Nottingham until it was agreed he could do whatever he liked with it — which, to Kevin Costner’s rumoured chagrin, included stealing the whole damn show.

He provided the voice of Absolem the Caterpillar in Burton's film Alice in Wonderland (2010).

Rickman performed onstage in Noël Coward's romantic comedy Private Lives, which transferred to Broadway after its successful run in London at the Albery Theatre and ended in September 2002; he reunited with his Les Liaisons Dangereuses co-star Lindsay Duncan and director Howard Davies in the Tony Award-winning production.

Rickman was nominated for an Emmy for his work as Dr.

Alfred Blalock in HBO's Something the Lord Made (2004).

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