Until today I didn’t know that Alan Rickman played the judge in Sweeney Todd. It’s obvious now that I’m told, but he played his roles so well that I forgot about the actor sometimes.
And he was a great actor. Aside from Severus Snape, I remember laughing at his performance in Galaxy Quest. He was always a great part of every film, and he helped redefine Harry Potter’s character through the excellence of his acting. It’s just a sad day, today.