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Emma Connolly

Emma Connolly

Emma lives in England. Ace the dog keeps her feet and heart warm while she writes about music and culture.
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If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.
Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman died of cancer on January 14th, at the age of 69. The British-born actor played many memorable roles which encompassed action, fantasy and romance. Whether as the sinister Snape in Harry Potter films, cynical angel Metatron in Dogma, or the quiet suitor Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility, he brought a unique acerbic allure to the screen.

Alan Rickman: February 21, 1946 – January 14, 2016 

Alan Rickman as the angel Metatron in Dogma

Alan Rickman as Metatron in Dogma | © 2008 Sony Pictures

Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.
Alan Rickman