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Alan Rickman


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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013/VII Dust (Short)
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 2012/I Gambit
Shabandar
 2011 The Boy in the Bubble (Short)
The Storyteller (voice)
 2011 Portraits in Dramatic Time
Alan Rickman
 2009 Sonnet Number 12 (Short) (voice)
 2006 Snow Cake
Alex
 2001 The Search for John Gissing
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 2001 Play (Short)
Man
 2000 A Fish Tale
Joe (voice)
 1999 Dogma
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 1997 The Winter Guest
Man in street (uncredited)
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Other Works:

For the Edinburgh Festival: The Devil Is an Ass and Measure for Measure (also Birmingham, Royal National Theatre and European tour), Brothers Karamozov (also Russia and Georgia) See more »

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2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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On longtime partner Rima Horton: I think every relationship should be allowed to have its own rules. She's tolerant. She's incredibly tolerant. Unbelievably tolerant. Possibly a candidate for sainthood. See more »

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Despite being author J.K. Rowling's first choice to play Snape in the Harry Potter films (she actually envisioned him when writing the character), he was only given the role in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) after Tim Roth (the studio's preferred choice) backed out to star in Planet of the Apes (2001). See more »

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