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At the Food52 Holiday Market, we played Love Actually, along with other holiday movies, on a loop. The 2003 blockbuster played mostly as a backdrop, but when Alan Rickman came onto the screen, those close to the display would quote back his lines, mimicking the dry, yet commanding delivery that made him so memorable in his films: "Tell me, exactly, how long it is that you've been working here?... And how long have you been in love with Karl, our enigmatic chief designer?"
We were heartbroken to hear that the British actor—who, in addition to Harry in Love Actually, also immortalized Snape in all the Harry Potter films and Hans Gruber in Die Hard—lost his battle to cancer this morning. Later we'll rewatch Love Actually for the 500th time, but for now we're remembering him, wordlessly, in one of our favorite clips, "Epic Tea Time with Alan Rickman." As part of artist David Michalek's series Portraits in Dramatic Time, Rickman was told to portray an emotional condition in slow motion. He chose his love (or hate?) of tea—English breakfast with a slice of lemon.
What are your favorite Rickman moments? Tell us in the comments below.