|February 21, 1946|
|Hammersmith, London, England|
|Died||January 14, 2016 (aged 69)|
|Cause of death||Pancreatic cancer|
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor. Rickman is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in both modern and classical theatre productions. His breakout performance was as the Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman was well known for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1991), Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, Éamon de Valera in Michael Collins, Metatron in Dogma, and Ronald Reagan in The Butler.
Rickman also had a number of other notable film roles such as Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply, Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 1995 film Sense and Sensibility, Harry in Love Actually, P.L. O'Hara in An Awfully Big Adventure. 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.
Rickman died of pancreatic cancer on 14 January 2016 at the age of 69. His final film part, as the voice of the Blue Caterpillar in Alice Through the Looking Glass, will be released in May 2016.
- Alan Rickman at the Internet Movie Database
|Alan Rickman films|
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) · Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) · Love Actually (2003) · Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) · Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) · Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) · Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) · Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010) · Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2001) · The Butler (2013) ·