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Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He has English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan has an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old, his father died. He attended Latymer Upper ... See full bio »
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 2015 Eye in the Sky
Lieutenant General Frank Benson
 2013/VII Dust (Short)
 2013 A Promise
Karl Hoffmeister
 2012/I Gambit
 2011 The Boy in the Bubble (Short)
The Storyteller (voice)
 2010 The Song of Lunch (TV Movie)
 2010 Back at the Barnyard (TV Series)
General Alien
- Aliens!!! (2010) ... General Alien
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various characters
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various characters
 2009 Sonnet Number 12 (Short) (voice)
 2006 Snow Cake
 2002 King of the Hill (TV Series)
King Philip
- Joust Like a Woman (2002) ... King Philip (voice)
 2001 The Search for John Gissing
John Gissing
 2001 Play (Short)
 2000 A Fish Tale
Joe (voice)
 2000 Texas: In Demand (Video short)
Leading Male (uncredited)
 1999 Dogma
 1997 The Winter Guest
Man in street (uncredited)
 1996 Rasputin (TV Movie)
Grigori Rasputin
 1989 Revolutionary Witness (TV Short)
Jacques Roux (segment "The Preacher")
 1989 Screenplay (TV Series)
Israel Yates (segment "From Sleep and Shadow")
- The Spirit of Man (1989) ... Israel Yates (segment "From Sleep and Shadow")
 1989 Theatre Night (TV Series)
- Benefactors (1989) ... Colin
 1985 Girls on Top (TV Series)
Voice of RADA / Dimitri
- Cancel Toast (1985) ... Voice of RADA
- Four-Play (1985) ... Dimitri
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
- Pity in History (1985) ... Croop
 1983 Busted (TV Movie)
 1982 The Barchester Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Obadiah Slope
- Part 7 (1982) ... Obadiah Slope
- Part 6 (1982) ... Obadiah Slope
- Part 5 (1982) ... Obadiah Slope
- Part 4 (1982) ... Obadiah Slope
- Part 3 (1982) ... Obadiah Slope
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Brownlow
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Mr. Brownlow
 1980 Shelley (TV Series)
- Nowt So Queer (1980) ... Clive
 1980 Thérèse Raquin (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Vidal
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Vidal
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Vidal
 1978 Romeo & Juliet (TV Movie)
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Commitments and The Last Elephant (Bush), The Devil Himself (Lyric Studio), Bad Language (Hampstead), Hamlet (Riverside Studios and U.K. tour) See more »

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I've learned a lot working with Bruce [Bruce Willis] and Kevin [Kevin Costner]. I mean, I'm the one that's there to learn, actually, in that situation. See more »


Was J.K. Rowling's personal favorite to play Severus Snape. See more »


Often plays depressive intellectuals in heroic roles See more »

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