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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 & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Absolem (voice)
 2015 This Tortoise Could Save a Life (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2015 Eye in the Sky
Lieutenant General Frank Benson
 2014 A Little Chaos
King Louis XIV
 2013/VII Dust (Short)
Todd
 2013 CBGB
Hilly Kristal
 2013 A Promise
Karl Hoffmeister
 2013/I 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
 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 (TV Movie)
Second Yorkshireman
 2001 Blow Dry
Phil Allen
 2000 Texas: In Demand (Video short)
Leading Male (uncredited)
 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 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 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
 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
 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, "As You Like It", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakepeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Hilton McRae, Juliet Stevenson, Fiona Shaw and Nicky Henson in the cast. Adrian Noble was director. See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

It will be a wonderful day, the day I can have a dog. I have a love-hate relationship with white silk. See more »

Trivia:

The screenplay of Galaxy Quest (1999) originally contained a mention of Alexander Dane having been knighted by Queen Elizabeth. He asked that this be changed because he believed this was inconsistent with the character, and all mentions of the knighting were removed. However, the character is still listed in the credits as Sir Alexander Dane. See more »

Trademark:

Often played depressive intellectuals in heroic roles See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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