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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 17 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
(2011)
Die Hard
Die Hard Hans Gruber
(1988)
Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest Alexander Dane
(1999)

Filmography

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 2015 This Tortoise Could Save a Life (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2015 A Little Chaos: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
King Louis XIV (uncredited)
 2013/VII Dust (Short)
Todd
 2013 A Promise
Karl Hoffmeister
 2012/I Gambit
Shabandar
 2011 Back at the Barnyard (TV Series)
General Alien
- Aliens!!! (2011) ... General Alien (voice)
 2011 The Boy in the Bubble (Short)
The Storyteller (voice)
 2010 The Song of Lunch (TV Movie)
He
 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 Play (Short)
Man
 2000 A Fish Tale
Joe (English version, voice)
 2000 Texas: In Demand (Video short)
Leading Male (uncredited)
 1999 Dogma
Metatron
 1997 The Winter Guest
Man in street (uncredited)
 1997 The Space Bar (Video Game)
My Parker / Ty Parker (voice)
 1996 Rasputin (TV Movie)
Grigori Rasputin
 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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Appears in videoclip 'In Demand' from Texas. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

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Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's a great pleasure to me to work on film now as well as on the stage. But it is no soft option. It isn't easier. It's in many ways more difficult, and it's a different kind of a challenge. You have to think a lot quicker and be a lot more immediate. And watching Bruce [Bruce Willis] and Kevin [Kevin Costner] and Tom Selleck deal with that has been an education. See more »

Trivia:

He became well-known to the American public with his performance as Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988). See more »

Trademark:

Often plays intimidating personalities See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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