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Alan Rickman’s ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ character honoured by Google Doodle

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New Delhi: The Sunday Google Doodle honoured British acting star Alan Rickman for his portrayal of the villain Le Vicomte de Valmont in the play "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."

On April 30, 1987, the actor, most known for his portrayal of potions expert Severus Snape in the fictional magical world of "Harry Potter," among other roles, appeared in the play "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."

The Broadway presentation had a significant role in launching Rickman’s career in the entertainment industry after he left his job as a graphic designer.

Besides his most famous character Professor Snape in the screen adaptation of JK Rowling’s books, Rickman played key roles such as Hans Gruber in “Die Hard” and won a Bafta Award for playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in 1991’s “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”.

He was also known for playing screen villains, including the role of Judge Turpin opposite Johnny Depp in the 2007s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”.

Rickman died on January 14, 2016, at the age of 69 following a battle with cancer.

Some of his last performances were in the Coen Brothers’ film “Gambit”, as Ronald Reagan in “Lee Daniels”, “The Butler”, and as a humorous King Louis XIV in “A Little Chaos”.


With PTI inputs


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