Google pays tribute to Alan Rickman’s iconic Broadway performance with wonderful doodle
Today, on April 30, Google celebrated veteran actor Alan Rickman’s incredible Broadway performance that shaped his career. The doodle paid tribute to Rickman’s 1987 performance in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The late actor played the role of the anti-hero Le Vicomte de Valmont.
In the doodle, Rickman can be seen dressed as the character and giving his iconic arched-eyebrow look. The veteran actor garnered massive popularity for playing the role of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise.
But he was a much revered actor long before the Harry Potter films were made. His deep, magnetic voice and endless charm in several plays grabbed him several awards. According to the Google Doodle blog, “At age 26, Rickman decided to seriously pursue acting and earned a spot at RADA, one of the most prestigious acting schools in the world.”
“A few years later, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he appeared in The Tempest and Love’s Labour’s Lost. He struck gold in 1985 when he starred as anti-hero Le Vicomte de Valmont in the play Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons). After earning a Tony nomination for his performance, he began receiving offers to act in films,” the blog added.
Alan Rickman’s career trajectory continued throughout the 1990s with roles in Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996), the latter of which he received an Emmy and Golden Globe Award.