In Pictures: The Life of Alan Rickman

Actor Alan Rickman poses for a photo before a family fundraising evening hosted by author J.K. Rowling in aid of her children's charity, Lumos, in London, November 9, 2013. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
Rickman stands next to the Queen and "Truly, Madly, Deeply" co-star Juliet Stevenson at the opening of the new premises of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, November 29, 2000. Reuters
Laura Linney and Emma Thompson with Rickman pose at the world premiere of the hugely successful romantic comedy "Love Actually," in New York, November 6, 2003. Albert Ferreira/Reuters
Rickman and the stars of 1999 sci-fi film "Galaxy Quest," about the washed up characters of a 1970s show. Dreamworks/Getty
Rickman arrives for the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in New York, July 11, 2011. Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Actress Sigourney Weaver poses with Rickman during a photocall to promote their British-Canadian co-production film "Snow Cake" at the 56th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 9, 2006. Rickman played ex-convict Alex Hughes while travelling through Canada. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Rickman stands beside British comedians Vic Reeves, Eddie Izzard, Harry Enfield on the stage of Amnesty International's 40th birthday party in Wembley Arena, June 3, 2001. Michael Crabtree/Reuters
Rickman stands beside co-stars (L-R) Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Matthew Lewis at the premiere of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 11, 2011 in New York City. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II meets guests, including Alan Rickman, during the Dramatic Arts reception at Buckingham Palace on February 17, 2014 in London, England. Yui Mok/WPA Pool/Getty Images
Rickman attends the red carpet arrivals of "A Little Chaos" during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 17, 2014 in London. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI