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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
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 2013 A Promise
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 2012/I Gambit
 2006 Snow Cake
 2001 The Search for John Gissing
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 2000 A Fish Tale
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 1999 Dogma
 1997 The Winter Guest
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: Directed "My Name Is Rachel Corrie" play taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie he co-edited with Katharine Viner (Playhouse Theatre, London, England, UK). See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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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 »


Featured twice in Times Online's "The 50 Best Movie Villains" chart: had the 41st position for his role as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and the 10th as Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988). See more »


Often plays depressive intellectuals in heroic roles See more »

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