When Alan Rickman (Class of 1964) tragically passed away, we created a bursary in his honour.
The late Alan Rickman was a well-known, accomplished Latymerian who died much too soon. Best known for his roles in Die Hard, Love Actually and Harry Potter, he was an extraordinarily talented actor.
Alan benefitted from a Direct Grant place at Latymer Upper School, graduating in the Class of 1964. Without such assistance, he would not have been able to attend the school. Consequently, Alan was a huge supporter of Latymer’s bursary programme when he was alive, and he was due to be part of a fundraising event that was planned for just a few weeks after his death.
Hearing the sad news of his death, the Latymer community rallied round, considering how best to commemorate this wonderful Latymerian. It was decided that a bursary in his name is something that Alan would have approved of. We continue to receive gifts not just from the Latymer community, but from his thousands of fans around the world who were heartbroken by the loss.