Often known for playing a baddie on the big screen, many fans remember the actor showing his softer side in his role as Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply.
In the film, Rickman’s character dies, leaving his lover Nina – played by Juliet Stevenson – heartbroken, until he returns in the form of a ghost. For a while, everything is reconciled, until Jamie’s odd behavior angers Nina to the point of no return.
However, in this beautiful scene, Jamie and Nina serenade each other with a poignant rendition of “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore.”
While Truly, Madly, Deeply may be a fan favorite, Rickman’s resume was long, including blockbusters such as Die Hard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and the complete Harry Potter saga.
In recent years he starred in Tim Burton’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, as well as Lee Daniels’ The Butler. His last performance will be in this year’s Alice Through the Looking Glass.