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Alan Rickman dies: 'He changed the way villains were portrayed'

Film critic Jason Solomons pays tribute to the actor Alan Rickman, who has died at the age of 69.

Rickman became one of Britain's best-loved acting stars thanks to roles including Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films and Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

His family confirmed that he had been suffering from cancer.

  • 14 Jan 2016
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