February 21, 1946
January 14, 2016
6 ft 1 in | 185 cm
78 kg | 172 lbs
12 US | 45 EU
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was born in Hammersmith, London, England, on February 21, 1946, was an English actor.
Young Alan Rickman first started acting during his years at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) (1972-1974).
He began his professional acting career on stage with Court Drama Group, British repertory and experimental theatre groups.
Alan's breakthrough performance came as Vicomte de Valmont in a play "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (1987) at Music Box Theatre, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
He got his television debut in BBC adaptation of play "Romeo and Juliet" (1978) in role as Tybalt.
He made his big screen debut in action movie Die Hard (1988) in role as Hans Gruber.
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He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Sheriff of Nottingham in romantic action adventure film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).
He portrayed Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter film series:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2003)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his role as Colonel Brandon in drama romance film Sense and Sensibility (1995).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Eamon de Valera in thriller drama movie Michael Collins (1996).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Jamie in fantasy drama film Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991).
He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble for his role as Judge Turpin in musical slasher drama film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).
He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Sir Alexander Dane in science fiction movie Galaxy Quest (1999).
He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his performance as Grigori Rasputin in biographical historical drama film Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996).
He was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his role as Metatron in fantasy comedy movie Dogma (1999).
He was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble for his role as Harry in romantic comedy film Love Actually (2003).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role as Dr. Alfred Blalock in biographical drama film Something the Lord Made (2004).
Bob Roberts (1992) drama as Lukas Hart III
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) psychological crime thriller as Richis
Quigley Down Under (1990) Western as Elliot Marston
He voiced Absolem The Caterpillar in live-action animated fantasy adventure films Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).
Eye in the Sky (2015) thriller as Lieutenant General Frank Benson
Bottle Shock (2008) comedy drama as Steven Spurrier
He directed, co-wrote and starred as King Louis XIV in drama movie A Little Chaos (2014).
He played Obadiah Slope in BBC serial The Barchester Chronicles (1982).
Attended Derwentwater Primary School in Acton and Latymer Upper School in London.
Studied graphic design at Chelsea College of Art and Design (1965-1968)
Studied at the Royal College of Art (1968-1970).
Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) (1972-1974).
Had English, Irish and Welsh ancestry.
Had older brother, David Bernard and younger brother, Michael also one younger sister, Sheila J. Innes.
He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Elyot Chase in a play "Private Lives" (2001–2002), at Richard Rodgers Theatre.
He played Leonard in a play "Seminar" (2011-2012), at John Golden Theatre.
He voiced My Parker / Ty Parker in video game The Space Bar (1997).
He wore black contact lenses for his role of Professor Severus Snape.
He was good friends with Adrienne Clarkson and Sharman Macdonald.
He was godfather to actor Tom Burke.
Rickman died on January 14, 2016, London, England, at the age of 69.
He was in relationship with Rima Horton since 1965, the couple got married in 2015, they lived together until Rickman's death.