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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 16 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 This Tortoise Could Save a Life (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2013/VII Dust (Short)
Todd
 2013 A Promise
Karl Hoffmeister
 2012/I Gambit
Shabandar
 2011 The Boy in the Bubble (Short)
The Storyteller (voice)
 2010 The Song of Lunch (TV Movie)
He
 2010 Back at the Barnyard (TV Series)
General Alien
- Aliens!!! (2010) ... General Alien (voice)
 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 The Search for John Gissing
John Gissing
 2001 Play (Short)
Man
 2000 A Fish Tale
Joe (voice)
 2000 Texas: In Demand (Video short)
Leading Male (uncredited)
 1999 Dogma
Metatron
 1997 The Winter Guest
Man in street (uncredited)
 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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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Troilus and Cressida," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakepeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Anton Lesser and Juliet Stevenson in the cast. Howard Davies was director. See more »

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2 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On his role in Die Hard (1988)) "As far as I'm concerned, I'm not playing 'the villain.' I'm just playing somebody who wants certain things in life, has made certain choices, and goes after them." See more »

Trivia:

Read the script of Snow Cake (2006) and suggested Sigourney Weaver for the role of Linda, having worked with her on Galaxy Quest (1999). He even telephoned Weaver, and told her she had to read the script, as there was a role he felt she could play perfectly in it. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays intimidating personalities See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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