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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 »


(age 69) in London, England, UK

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
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 2013 A Promise
Karl Hoffmeister
 2012/I Gambit
 2006 Snow Cake
 2001 The Search for John Gissing
John Gissing
 2000 A Fish Tale
Joe (English version, voice)
 1999 Dogma
 1997 The Winter Guest
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He acted in Ariane Mnouchkine, Klaus Mann, and Timberlake Wertenbaker's play, "Mephisto," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Fiona Shaw in the cast. Adrian Noble was director. See more »

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6' 0¾" (1.85 m)

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Los Angeles is not a town full of airheads. There's a great deal of wonderful energy there. See more »


In 1965, at the age of 19, Rickman met 18-year-old Rima Horton, who became his first girlfriend and would later be a Labour Party councillor on the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council (1986-2006) and an economics lecturer at the nearby Kingston University. They lived together from 1977 until his death. In 2015, Rickman confirmed that they had married in a private ceremony in New York ... See more »


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