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Professor Snape just got hitched

Alan Rickman has married his partner of 50 years. Yes, 50.

Rickman Rima Horton and Alan Rickman Source: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

CONGRATULATIONS ARE DUE to one of the greatest Hollywood bad guys of them all.

Alan Rickman (69), best known as arch villains such as Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988) and Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series, has gotten married to his long-term partner Rima.

Slightly more extreme is the amount of time the couple have been together – 50 years to be precise – before tying the knot.

The couple met when Rickman was 19 and Horton 18, and have lived together in London ever since.

Gruber Perhaps he was 'falling in love' all the time

The actor revealed his nuptials in an interview with German tabloid Bild.

“We are married, just recently,” he said.

It was great, because no one was there. After the wedding in New York we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and ate lunch.

Apparently Rickman (who made his movie debut at the age of 42 playing the suave yet nasty villain in Die Hard) bought his now wife a wedding ring for all of €190, but ‘she never wears it’.

Horton is a long-standing member of the UK Labour Party, who has served as a local councillor in London.

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