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Alan Rickman (I) (1946–2016)


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 had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had 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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(age 69) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2015 This Tortoise Could Save a Life (Video short)
Narrator
 2013/VII Dust (Short)
Todd
 2013 A Promise
Karl Hoffmeister
 2012/I Gambit
Shabandar
 2011 The Boy in the Bubble (Short)
The Storyteller (voice)
 2010 The Song of Lunch (TV Movie)
He
 2010 Back at the Barnyard (TV Series)
General Alien
- Aliens!!! (2010) ... General Alien (voice)
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various characters
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various characters
 2009 Sonnet Number 12 (Short) (voice)
 2006 Snow Cake
Alex
 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)
Man
 2000 A Fish Tale
Joe (voice)
 2000 Texas: In Demand (Video short)
Leading Male (uncredited)
 1999 Dogma
Metatron
 1997 The Winter Guest
Man in street (uncredited)
 1996 Rasputin (TV Movie)
Grigori Rasputin
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
Jamie
- Truly Madly Deeply (1990) ... Jamie
 1989 Revolutionary Witness: The Preacher (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)
Colin
- 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)
Croop
- Pity in History (1985) ... Croop
 1983 Busted (TV Movie)
Simon
 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)
Clive
- Nowt So Queer (1980) ... Clive
 1980 Thérèse Raquin (TV Mini-Series)
Vidal
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Vidal
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Vidal
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Vidal
 1978 Romeo & Juliet (TV Movie)
Tybalt
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Portrayed Elyot in "Private Lives" play by Noël Coward at the Richard Rodgers Theater, New York City, New York, USA. See more »

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2 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

On not being a father: I love to travel and I don't have children, so there is a certain freedom. See more »

Trivia:

Not long after he started to play Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), J.K. Rowling told Rickman some character secrets about Snape that would not be otherwise revealed until the last book. Most significantly, for over seven years, Rickman was one of the very few people other than Rowling to know that Snape had been in love with Lily Evans (later Potter) when they were ... See more »

Trademark:

Slow yet calm delivery See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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Appalling display by BBC on his demise ! thekuruptx
R.I.P. , Alan. U were a great actor! still too young to leave us. Ginkoro
Give your top 3 Hans Gruber lines jwjr7
A man died, not a character bittersweet_blood11
Favorite Alan Rickman movies? chicomary
RiP Alan Rickman. Thank You for sharing your talent with the world. omgwth-871-561821
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