Alan Rickman

Biography

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) was  an English actor and theatre director. He was a renowned stage actor in modern and classical productions and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Rickman was known for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, Eamon de Valera in Michael Collins, and Metatron in Dogma. He was also known for his prominent roles as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1991 film, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and as Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 1995 film Sense and Sensibility. More recently he played Judge Turpin in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and voiced the Caterpillar in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) was  an English actor and theatre director. He was a renowned stage actor in modern and classical productions and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Rickman was known for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, Eamon de Valera in Michael Collins, and Metatron in Dogma. He was also known for his prominent roles as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1991 film, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and as Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 1995 film Sense and Sensibility. More recently he played Judge Turpin in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and voiced the Caterpillar in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 74

Birthday 1946-02-21

Day of Death 2016-01-14

Place of Birth Hammersmith, London, UK

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass as Blue Caterpillar (voice)
2015 Eye in the Sky as Lieutenant General Frank Benson
2014 A Little Chaos as Le Roi Louis XIV
2014 Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film as Himself
2013 Dust as Todd
2013 CBGB as Hilly Kristal
2013 A Promise as Karl Hoffmeister
2013 The Butler as Ronald Reagan
2012 Gambit as Lionel Shahbandar
2012 BAM150 as Alan Rickman
2011 The Boy in the Bubble as Storyteller
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as Severus Snape
2011 Portraits in Dramatic Time
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Severus Snape
2010 The Song of Lunch as He
2010 Alice in Wonderland as The Caterpillar (voice)
2009 Sonnet Number 12 as (voice)
2009 Creating The World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins as Himself
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Professor Severus Snape
2008 Bottle Shock as Steven Spurrier
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as Judge Turpin
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Severus Snape
2007 Nobel Son as Eli Michaelson
2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer as Richis
2006 Snow Cake as Alex Hughes
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Severus Snape
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as Marvin
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as Professor Severus Snape
2004 Something the Lord Made as Dr. Alfred Blalock
2004 Wizard People, Dear Reader as Snake, Hideous Woman, Wicked Woman
2003 Love Actually as Harry
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Severus Snape
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as Professor Severus Snape
2001 The Search for John Gissing as John Gissing
2001 Play as Man
2001 Blow Dry as Phil Allen
2001 Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma as Himself (Interviewee)
2000 Texas: In Demand
2000 Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings
2000 Help! I'm A Fish as Joe (voice)
1999 Dark Harbor as David Weinberg
1999 Galaxy Quest as Alexander Dane
1999 Dogma as Metatron
1998 Judas Kiss as Detective David Friedman
1997 The Winter Guest as Man in street (uncredited)
1997 King of the Hill(1 episode)
1996 Michael Collins as Eamon de Valera
1996 Rasputin as Grigori Rasputin
1995 Sense and Sensibility as Col. Christopher Brandon
1995 An Awfully Big Adventure as P.L. O'Hara
1995 Lumière and Company as Himself
1994 Mesmer as Franz Anton Mesmer
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 Fallen Angels(1 episode)
1992 Bob Roberts as Lukas Hart III
1991 Close My Eyes as Sinclair
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves as Sheriff von Nottingham
1991 Closet Land as Interrogator
1990 Truly Madly Deeply as Jamie
1990 Quigley Down Under as Elliott Marston
1989 Revolutionary Witness as Jacques Roux
1989 The January Man as Ed
1989 Benefactors
1988 Die Hard as Hans Gruber
1983 Busted as Simon
1982 The Barchester Chronicles
1982 The Barchester Chronicles(8 episodes)
1982 Smiley's People(1 episode)
1980 Thérèse Raquin as Vidal
1979 Shelley(1 episode)
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(1 episode)
1977 The Hollywood Greats(1 episode)
1900 Girls On Top(2 episodes)
1900 The Directors(1 episode)

Directing

2014 A Little Chaos … Director
1997 The Winter Guest … Director

Writing

2014 A Little Chaos … Writer

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