Alan Rickman

Actor, Film actor

1946 –

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Who is Alan Rickman?

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman is an English actor. He is a stage actor in modern and classical productions, and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His breakout performance was as the Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman is well known for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, Éamon de Valera in Michael Collins, Metatron in Dogma, and Ronald Reagan in The Butler.

Rickman has also had a number of other notable film roles such as Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply, P.L. O'Hara in An Awfully Big Adventure and Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 1995 film Sense and Sensibility. More recently, he played Judge Turpin in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. In 1995, he was awarded the Golden Globe, Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Rasputin in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny.

As of 2013, Rickman has won a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He has been nominated twice for a Tony Award and several times for a BAFTA Award. In 2010, he was named one of the best actors to have never received an Academy Award nomination.

Famous Quotes:

  • You can act truthfully or you can lie. You can reveal things about yourself or you can hide. Therefore, the audience recognises something about themselves or they don't — You hope they don't leave the theatre thinking, "That was nice...now where's the cab?"
  • If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work.

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Born
Feb 21, 1946
Hammersmith
Also known as
  • Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • British people
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • Royal College of Art
  • Chelsea College of Art and Design
  • Latymer Upper School
  • Derwentwater Primary Schooll
Lived in
  • Hammersmith

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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