Alan Rickman's best Professor Snape moments in the Harry Potter films

'You have your mother's eyes'

Elsa Vulliamy
Thursday 14 January 2016 16:29
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Alan Rickman, well known for his performance as Severus Snape in Harry Potter, as well as his work in Die Hard, Love Actually, and Sense and Sensibility, among many others, has died from cancer, aged 69

The British actor, who only began his career at 41, captured the hearts of a generation by appearing as the stern potions teacher over a ten year period from 2001 to 2011.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling said on Twitter that she was "devastated" by the news, and that "he was a magnificent actor and a wonderful man".

Actor Oliver Phelps, who played one half of the Weasley twins in the films said Rickman was "a funny and engaging person who put a young shy actor at ease when I was on HP".

Take a look at some of the best Snape moments below.

The introductory glare

It didn't take us long to work out Snape meant business... and that he was annoyed most of the time.

The book slap

Perhaps a bit controversial to go around hitting students, but teachers everywhere probably cheered.

The boggart incident

Because seeing Snape in Neville's grandma's clothes was the dream we didn't know we had.

When he tries to save Harry during Quidditch

And no one knew it was him!

"Always"

It all make sense now!

When he totally ousted Lockhart in a duel

He had it coming.

His untimely death

"Take them to the Pensieve"

Every dramatic pose ever

We're still waiting for him to feature in a L'Oreal advert.

All gifs © Warner Bros

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