Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I've always had a secret passion for Alan Rickman (his Sheriff of Nottingham is priceless!!!) and let's face it, there aren't many blokes who could make Severus Snape (greasy hair and all) sexy!!! But his voice slays me every time. Here he is, making the number 394 sound deliciously decadent!!!!

Enjoy.... I know I did...


Angie said...

Alan Rickman has the sexiest voice on the planet. :D Some people vote for Sean Bean, and I'll grant you I could listen to him all day too, but Alan Rickman definitely edges him out.

I was talking about him with a few other women online, and we all agreed that if he ever got tired of acting, he could go work phone sex and make a fortune. I'd spend every penny we have, and our retirement just calling him, and end up living on a street corner in a cardboard box, panhandling for change for the phone. And there'd be a few other women in adjacent cardboard boxes, jostling for position whenever people walked by, and lining up for the pay phone. :D

An online friend of mine badgered me and another friend into watching Truly, Madly, Deeply back in like... '91 or so, when it came on TV. His Jamie was awesome, even if I completely understood why his widow needed to get rid of him (and all his ghost friends) by the end.

His Col. Brandon in Sense and Sensibility was massively swoon-worthy, although I have to say that ditzy little twit didn't deserve him. :/

His Sheriff of Nottingham was the best thing about that movie -- he had all the best lines, LOL!

"You. My room. 10:30 tonight. You. 10:45... And bring a friend."

"Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas."

[while he's trying to rape Marian, and the good guys are trying to bust in] "I can't do this with all that racket!"

"Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?" "Because it's DULL, you twit. It'll hurt more."

The spoon thing was a great running joke. :)

He was also perfect as Alexander Dane in Galaxy Quest. You could just feel for him -- the humiliation, the ignominy, of a classic Shakespearean actor who'd be forever known for a piece of cheap, pulpy trash, never able to go anywhere or do anything else without having a pack of drooling fans demanding he do lines from that godforsaken TV show. Poor guy. [patpatpat] :D

But of course, his Severus Snape is perfect. He's far too charismatic for the part, but fandom (at least -- I've heard Rowling finds this incredibly frustrating) simply adopted his Snape as the Snape and turned him into a romantic, tragic anti-hero. He's at least a generation too old for the part, but no one cares. And I think it's Rickman's interpretation of Snape that made his redemption at the end of the series at all believable. We all knew there was more to him than a cardboard villain. Harry's had a blind spot for Snape since the first book, so his maintaining that blind spot until the end worked out and didn't make him look too thick. But Snape was a worthy opponent because of Rickman; the nasty little man in the book is a bit too cardboard without Alan Rickman overlaid.

Anyway, yeah. Bit of a fan. ;D


Christina Phillips said...

LOL on the phone sex! Though I think he'd make a fortune :-)

And I so completely agree about his interpretation of Snape. I could never read the books after watching the first movie without seeing Rickman in the role, so of course I was angling for him to be a good guy all along :-)And yes, it's Rickman's portrayal that makes the ending so perfect (for me anyway, since I'd been hoping that was the crux of his internal angst - but again, only because I saw Rickman as Snape!!)

I might need to watch a marathon of Alan Rickman movies tonight!!!

Mel Teshco said...

I'd never noticed is voice before, but now that you've mentioned it... LOL!! Not sure I could get past that greasy black mop of hair though...

practimom said...

Hey, i was just blogging about this yesterday! Alan rickman was at the top along with Sean connery (yeah he can be 683 years old and still be sexy), Jeremy Irons, and Vin Diesel. Okay if you have ever watched the CG movie Beowulf, the voice of Beawulf is sooo hot, makes me lust after a cartoon!

Christina Phillips said...

Mel, the hair is disgusting, I even shudder just reading about Snape's hair in the books!!! But that's what I mean - I can even overlook that when it's Alan Rickman on the screen!!!

Christina Phillips said...

practimom, yes, Sean Connery has a delicious voice too!!! And yes about Beowulf - that's so funny, I'm glad I'm not alone there!!!

Shelley Munro said...

Color me clueless but I did not realize he played both the sheriff and Snape. You're right - he does have an attractive voice.