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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 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 »


(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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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
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 2015 This Tortoise Could Save a Life (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2013/VII Dust (Short)
 2013 A Promise
Karl Hoffmeister
 2012/I Gambit
 2011 Back at the Barnyard (TV Series)
General Alien
- Aliens!!! (2011) ... General Alien (voice)
 2011 The Boy in the Bubble (Short)
The Storyteller (voice)
 2010 The Song of Lunch (TV Movie)
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various characters
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various characters
 2009 Sonnet Number 12 (Short) (voice)
 2006 Snow Cake
 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)
 2000 A Fish Tale
Joe (English version, voice)
 2000 Texas: In Demand (Video short)
Leading Male (uncredited)
 1999 Dogma
 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)
- 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)
- Pity in History (1985) ... Croop
 1983 Busted (TV Movie)
 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)
- Nowt So Queer (1980) ... Clive
 1980 Thérèse Raquin (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Vidal
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Vidal
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Vidal
 1978 Romeo & Juliet (TV Movie)
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Read the Audio book "The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy. See more »

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I do feel more myself in America. I can regress there, and they have roller-coaster parks. See more »


The first film he ever saw was Swiss Family Robinson (1960) and the film that changed his life was Nashville (1975). See more »


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