Alan Rickman (I) (1946–2016)


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Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett), of English and Welsh descent, and Bernard Rickman, of Irish descent, who worked at a factory. Alan Rickman had an older brother (David), a younger brother (Michael), and a younger sister (Sheila). When Alan was 8 years old, his father died. He ... See full bio »

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(age 69) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 18 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Die Hard Hans Gruber
(1988)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Sheriff of Nottingham
(1991)
(2011)
Galaxy Quest Alexander Dane
(1999)

Filmography

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 2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Absolem (voice)
 2015 Eye in the Sky
Lieutenant General Frank Benson
 2015 Texas: Start A Family (Music Video)
Alan Rickman
 2014 A Little Chaos
King Louis XIV
 2013/VII Dust (Short)
Todd
 2013 CBGB
Hilly Kristal
 2013 A Promise
Karl Hoffmeister
 2013/I Lee Daniels' The Butler
Ronald Reagan
 2012/I Gambit
Lionel Shabandar
 2011 The Boy in the Bubble (Short)
The Storyteller (voice)
 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 The Song of Lunch (TV Movie)
He
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland
Blue Caterpillar (voice)
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various characters
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various characters
 2010 The Wildest Dream (Documentary)
Noel Odell (voice)
 2009 Sonnet Number 12 (Short) (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 Something the Lord Made (TV Movie)
Dr. Alfred Blalock
 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Professor Severus Snape
 2003 Love Actually
Harry
 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 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Professor Snape
 2001 Play (Short)
Man
 2001 We Know Where You Live. Live! (TV Movie)
Second Yorkshireman
 2001 Blow Dry
Phil Allen
 2000 Texas: In Demand (Music Video)
Alan Rickman (as Texas)
 2000 Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings (TV Special)
Captain George Fallon
 2000 A Fish Tale
Joe (English version, voice)
 1999 Galaxy Quest
Alexander Dane
 1999 Dogma
Metatron
 1998 Dark Harbor
David / husband
 1998 Judas Kiss
Detective David Friedman
 1997 The Space Bar (Video Game)
My Parker / Ty Parker (voice)
 1997 The Winter Guest
Man in Street (uncredited)
 1996 Michael Collins
Eamon de Valera
 1996 Rasputin (TV Movie)
Grigori Rasputin
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary) (segment "John Boorman")
 1995 Sense and Sensibility
Colonel Brandon
 1995 An Awfully Big Adventure
P.L. O'Hara
 1994 Mesmer
Franz Anton Mesmer
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Dwight Billings
- Murder, Obliquely (1993) ... Dwight Billings
 1992 Bob Roberts
Lukas Hart III
 1991 Close My Eyes
Sinclair / Natalie's husband
 1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Sheriff of Nottingham
 1991 Closet Land
Interrogator
 1990 Truly Madly Deeply
Jamie
 1990 Quigley Down Under
Elliott Marston
 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
 1989 The January Man
Ed
 1988 Die Hard
Hans Gruber
 1985 Girls on Top (TV Series)
Voice of RADA / Dimitri
- Cancel Toast (1985) ... Voice of RADA (voice)
- Four-Play (1985) ... Dimitri
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Croop
- Pity in History (1985) ... Croop
 1985 Wetherby
TV commentator (uncredited)
 1983 Busted (TV Movie)
Simon
 1982 The Barchester Chronicles (TV Mini Series)
Obadiah Slope
- Part Seven (1982) ... Obadiah Slope
- Part Six (1982) ... Obadiah Slope
- Part Five (1982) ... Obadiah Slope
- Part Four (1982) ... Obadiah Slope
- Part Three (1982) ... Obadiah Slope
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini Series)
Mr. Brownlow
- The General's Big Fish (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 The BBC Television Shakespeare (TV Series)
Tybalt
- Romeo & Juliet (1978) ... Tybalt
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in the music video "In Demand" by the rock band Texas. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Texas

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Rima Horton  (his death)

Children:

None

Parents:

Bartlett, Margaret Doreen Rose | Rickman, Bernard

Relatives:

Rickman, Sheila (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I love America because whenever I go home -- there's something about England and coming from England -- but as soon as you walk down the steps of the plane, you shrink. And you have to start saying "sorry" and being polite and curtsying and things like that... America just lets me be the klutz I really am. See more »

Trivia:

For the shot where Hans Gruber falls from the top of the building in Die Hard (1988), he was actually dropped by a stuntman from a 20-foot high model onto an air bag. To get a genuine surprised look, the stuntman dropped him on the count of two instead of three. See more »

Trademark:

Often played intimidating personalities See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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