Actor of both stage and screen Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69, leaving behind a legacy of iconic cinematic and theatrical performances.
Known for his roles in Die Hard, Harry Potter, Love Actually and Truly Madly Deeply, Rickman's signature baritone earned him frequent roles playing either the villain or a complicated anti-hero.
Here are some of his key moments, in pictures:
- July 1988
The film which shot Alan Rickman to fame, Die Hard, was released in the US (followed by a February 1989 release in the UK).
He played Hans Gruber, a German terrorist who takes control of a skyscraper as part of a plot to perform a high-stakes heist.
- March 1992
Alan Rickman was nominated for two BAFTA awards.
He lost out to Silence of the Lambs star Anthony Hopkins in the Best Actor category, but won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
- January 1998
Rickman made his directorial debut with The Winter Guest, starring Emma Thomson and her mother Phyllida Law.
- October 1998
Rickman starred alongside Helen Mirren in Anthony and Cleopatra at the Olivier Theatre in London.
- May 1999
Rickman starred in Kevin Smith movie Dogma, alongside Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino and Salma Hayek, playing an angel and messenger for God (played by Alanis Morrisette).
- November 2000
Rickman met the Queen at the opening of the new Royal Academy of Dramatic Art building in London.
- May 2001
The launch of ActionAid week was sponsored by Rickman and Emma Thomson at London's Ivy Restaurant.
- September 2001
Rickman played Elyot opposite Lindsay Duncan's Amanda in Howard Davies's production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" at the Albery Theatre in London.
- November 2001
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was released, starring Alan Rickman as the sarcastic, formidable anti-hero Professor Severus Snape.
- May 2004
The third film in the Harry Potter franchise - the Prisoner of Azkaban - premiered Odeon Leicester Square in Central London, starring Rickman as Professor Snape.
- August 2006
Rickman starred in film Snow Cake alongside Sigourney Weaver, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival.
- October 2007
Alongside other celebrities such as Dame Judi Dench, Emma Thomson, Imelda Staunton, Robbie Coltrane, Richard E Grant and Kenneth Branagh, Rickman performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Patrick Doyle's Music From The Movies.
- January 2008
Musical black comedy Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street opened, starring Rickman as Judge Turpin, Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp.
- July 2011
The premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) was held in New York, which saw Rickman reprise his role as the imposing Professor Snape.
- Nov 2012
The world premiere of Gambit - sponsored by Netflix - starring Rickman, Cameron Diaz, Tom Courtenay, Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci was held in London.
- March 2014
Rickman was presented with the honorary Kristian award for his contribution to world cinematography at the International Film Festival Febiofest in Prague, Czech Republic.
- April 2015
A Little Chaos premiered, with Rickman having both starred in and directed the film.