April 1, 2010 - Alan Rickman - The photo is from a series that was taken to promote "The Creditors" at the Tricycle Theatre ... the color has been washed out a bit. Alan Rickman directed the production of the play. One critic said the play was "directed with surgical exactitude by Alan Rickman."
From Facebook George Takei (Jan. 14 2016) 'Potter fans worldwide mourn the loss of Alan Rickman, a brilliant actor who made Professor Snape so very memorable. Reading this, I recall how his film career was so varied and accomplished. Thank you, Mr. Rickman, for many decades of entertainment. Rest among the stars'.