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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 15 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Eye in the Sky (pre-production)
Benson
 2013/VII Dust (Short)
Todd
 2013 A Promise
Karl Hoffmeister
 2011 The Boy in the Bubble (Short)
The Storyteller (voice)
 2010 The Song of Lunch (TV Movie)
He
 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
 2001 We Know Where You Live (TV Movie)
Second Yorkshireman
 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 (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
 1982 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, "Antony and Cleopatra," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Alan Howard, Glenda Jackson, Jonathan Pryce, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, Paola Dionisotti, Juliet Stevenson, and Richard Griffiths in the cast. Peter ... See more »

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2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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It's a great pleasure to me to work on film now as well as on the stage. But it is no soft option. It isn't easier. It's in many ways more difficult, and it's a different kind of a challenge. You have to think a lot quicker and be a lot more immediate. And watching Bruce [Bruce Willis] and Kevin [Kevin Costner] and Tom Selleck deal with that has been an education. See more »

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He was nominated for a 2001 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Private Lives" at the Albery Theatre. See more »

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Often plays intimidating personalities See more »

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