I really do not like 2016. We are only two weeks in and another great British talent is gone. Alan Rickman's acting ability was superb. He made you believe he really was the character he was playing. That is something very few actually achieve. Emma Thompson said, "His capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word. The intransigence which made him the great artist he was - his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things..." and, "He was, above all things, a rare and unique human being and we shall not see his like again." I couldn't agree more.