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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 18 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Die Hard
Die Hard Hans Gruber
(1988)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Sheriff George of Nottingham
(1991)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
(2011)
Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest Alexander Dane
(1999)

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 2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Absolem (voice)
 2015 Eye in the Sky
Lieutenant General Frank Benson
 2014 A Little Chaos
King Louis XIV
 2013 CBGB
Hilly Kristal
 2013 A Promise
Karl Hoffmeister
 2013/I The Butler
Ronald Reagan
 2012/I Gambit
Shabandar
 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Professor Severus Snape
 2011 Portraits in Dramatic Time
Alan Rickman
 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Professor Severus Snape
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland
Blue Caterpillar (voice)
 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Professor Severus Snape
 2008 Bottle Shock
Steven Spurrier
 2007 Nobel Son
Eli Michaelson
 2006 Snow Cake
Alex Hughes
 2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Marvin (voice)
 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Professor Severus Snape
 2003 Love Actually
Harry
 2001 The Search for John Gissing
John Gissing
 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Professor Snape
 2001 Blow Dry
Phil Allen
 2000 A Fish Tale
Joe (English version, voice)
 1999 Galaxy Quest
Alexander Dane
 1999 Dogma
Metatron
 1998 Dark Harbor
David Weinberg
 1998 Judas Kiss
Detective David Friedman
 1997 The Winter Guest
Man in Street (uncredited)
 1996 Michael Collins
Eamon de Valera
 1995 Sense and Sensibility
Colonel Brandon
 1995 An Awfully Big Adventure
P.L. O'Hara
 1994 Mesmer
Franz Anton Mesmer
 1992 Bob Roberts
Lukas Hart III
 1991 Close My Eyes
Sinclair
 1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Sheriff George of Nottingham
 1991 Closet Land
Interrogator
 1990 Truly Madly Deeply
Jamie
 1990 Quigley Down Under
Elliott Marston
 1989 The January Man
Ed
 1988 Die Hard
Hans Gruber
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Other Works:

For the Royal Court: The Seagull, The Grass Widow, The Lucky Chance. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 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:

Ranked #59 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. See more »

Trademark:

Often played depressive intellectuals in heroic roles See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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