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Alan Rickman

Rickman at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 2007
Born Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman
21 February 1946 (1946-02-21) (age 64)
Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present
.Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) is a British actor and theatre director born in England.^ Alan Rickman "What is it about actors?
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^ Age: 64 , born 21 February 1946 .
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^ Sources: Wikipedia Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) is a British actor and theatre director born in England.
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.Rickman is known for his performances in film as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, and Metatron in Dogma.^ It's not just a film, but it's a Harry Potter film.
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^ I am a great fan of the Harry Potter series.
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^ It is another brilliant Harry Potter film.
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.He is a renowned stage actor in modern and classical productions and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.^ Royal National Theatre Company members .
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^ He is a renowned stage actor in modern and classical productions and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company .

^ He is a renowned stage actor in modern and classical productions and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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.He is also known for his prominent roles as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1991 blockbuster film, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; as Colonel Brandon in the Oscar-winning 1995 Sense and Sensibility and, more recently, Judge Turpin in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Alice in Wonderland.^ His performance of Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves also made him known as one of the best actors to portray a villain in films.

^ He also featured prominently as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1991 blockbuster, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
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^ In Sweeney Todd, an adaptation of the Tony-winning Stephen Sondheim musical, Depp takes on the role of the vengeful Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
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.The Guardian named Rickman as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.^ Nominated Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor 22 23 .

^ For the first time, a tie occurred for the Best Actor Academy Award.
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^ The play then moved to Broadway, where Rickman received his second Tony Award nomination for Best Actor.
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Early life

.Rickman was born in Hammersmith, London to a working class family, the son of Margaret Doreen Rose (née Bartlett), a housewife, and Bernard Rickman, a factory worker.^ His mother was a housewife; his father, a factory worker.

^ Rickman was born in Hammersmith , London to a working class family, the son of Margaret Doreen Rose ( née Bartlett), a housewife, and Bernard Rickman, a factory worker.

^ Rickman grew up working-class.

[2] .Rickman's mother was Welsh and a Methodist and his father was of Irish Catholic background.^ Rickman's mother was from Wales and a Methodist and his father was of Irish Catholic background.

^ Rickman's mother was Welsh and a Methodist and his father was of Irish Catholic background.
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^ His mother, Margaret Doreen Rose (ne Bartlett), was a Methodist Welsh housewife, and his father, Bernard Rickman, was an Irish Catholic factory worker.

[3][4] .He has one elder brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila.^ He had one older brother, then a younger brother and sister.
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^ He has one elder brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila.
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^ I only had one brother and two sisters.

.Rickman attended an infants' school in Acton that followed the Montessori method of education.^ Rickman attended an infants' school in Acton that followed the Montessori method of education.

^ Before he can think too much about it, however, Harry boards the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he will attend his fourth year of magical education.

^ The story follows Harry Potter , a boy who discovers on his eleventh birthday that he is a wizard, and is sent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his magical education.
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[5] .When he was eight his father died, leaving his mother to bring up four children mostly alone.^ When he was eight his father died, leaving his mother to bring up four children mostly alone.

^ His father died when Rickman was eight, leaving his mother to raise their four children mostly alone.

^ The second of four children, his father died when he was eight.

.She married again, but divorced his stepfather after three years.^ His mother married again but divorced after just three years.

^ She married again, but divorced his stepfather after three years.
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^ Things get worse when they learn that Zaza has a lover, three years older who is divorced with a child.
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."There was one love in her life," Rickman later said.^ "There was one love in her life".

^ "There was one love in her life," Rickman later said.

^ "There was one love in her life."

[3] .Rickman excelled at calligraphy and watercolour painting, and from Derwentwater Junior School he won a scholarship to Latymer Upper School in London, where he started getting involved in drama.^ Rickman excelled at calligraphy and watercolour painting, and from Derwentwater Junior School he won a scholarship to Latymer Upper School in London, where he started getting involved in drama.

^ He attended Latymer Upper School on a scholars...
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^ Rickman excelled at calligraphy and watercolour painting, and he won a scholarship to Latymer Upper School in London, where he started getting involved in drama.

.After leaving Latymer, Rickman attended Chelsea College of Art and Design and made his way as a graphic designer, which he considered a more stable occupation than acting.^ He attended the Royal College of Art; he wanted to be a graphic artist.
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^ Despite his passion for acting, after graduating, Rickman attended Chelsea College of Art and Design and made his way as a graphic designer, which he considered a more stable occupation.

^ He attended the Royal College of Art to become a graphic artist.

."Drama school wasn't considered the sensible thing to do at 18," he said.^ "Drama school wasn't considered the sensible thing to do at 18," he said.

^ "Drama school wasn't considered the sensible thing to do at 18," he has said.

^ Rickman: No, I kind of always knew that it was what I wanted to do, but some voice inside said, "You have to deal with the other thing first," which was art school.

.Rickman received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) which he attended from 1972–1974. While there, he studied Shakespeare's works and supported himself working as a dresser for Sir Nigel Hawthorne and Sir Ralph Richardson,[6] and left after winning several prizes such as the Emile Littler Prize, the Forbes Robertson Prize, and the Bancroft Gold Medal.^ While at RADA Rickman worked as a dresser to Nigel Hawthorne in the John Osborne play West; of Suez.

^ In his mid-; 20s, Rickman applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
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^ Rickman studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) for two seasons.
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Career

.After graduating from the RADA, Rickman worked extensively with various British repertory and experimental theatre groups on productions including The Seagull and Snoo Wilson's The Grass Widow at the Royal Court Theatre, and has appeared three times at the Edinburgh International Festival.^ After graduating from the RADA, Rickman worked extensively with various British repertory and experimental theatre groups on productions including The Seagull and Snoo Wilson's The Grass Widow at the Royal Court Theatre , and has appeared three times at the Edinburgh International Festival .

^ Career After graduating from the RADA, Rickman worked extensively with various British repertory and experimental theatre groups on productions including The Seagull and Snoo Wilson's The Grass Widow at the Royal Court Theatre, and has appeared three times at the Edinburgh International Festival.
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^ Theatre Royal Bath Productions ; ; present .

.In 1978, he played with the Court Drama Group, performing in several plays, most notably Romeo And Juliet and A View from the Bridge.^ In 1978, he played with the Court Drama Group, performing in several plays, most notably Romeo And Juliet and A View from the Bridge.

^ He played with another amateur troupe, the Court Drama Group, performing in the likes of Romeo And Juliet and View From A Bridge.
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^ In 1978, he played with the Court Drama Group, performing in several plays, most notably Romeo And Juliet and A View from the Bridge .

.While working with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) he starred in, among other things, As You Like It.^ March 9th, 2010 4:37 pm ET CNN, looks like you happen to agree as you have reprinted his words here for others to read.
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^ If you like his work, let him know.
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^ He went on to star with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he met and married Judi Dench, appear- ing with her on television in the 1980s.
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.He was the male lead in the 1985 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, directed by Christopher Hampton, which was a sellout.^ He was the male lead in the 1985 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, directed by Christopher Hampton, which was a sellout.
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^ He was the male lead in the 1985 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses , directed by Christopher Hampton , which was a sellout.

^ He would be the male lead in the 1985 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, directed by Christopher Hampton, which would be a sellout.

[7] .When the show went across the Atlantic in 1986, Rickman went on with it to Broadway and there earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance.^ The play was nominated for two Tony Awards.

^ When the show came across the Atlantic in 1986, Rickman came with it to Broadway and there earned a Tony nomination for his performance.
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^ When the show went across the Atlantic in 1986, Rickman went with it to Broadway and there earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance.

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.While with the RSC he shared a house with fellow company member Ruby Wax.^ While with the RSC he shared a house with fellow company member Ruby Wax.
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^ Shared a house with Ruby Wax in London in the early 80s.
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^ While with the RSC he shared a house with fellow RSC member Ruby Wax.

.Rickman put her into writing comedy and proceeded to direct several of her successful shows.^ Rickman put her into writing comedy and proceeded to direct several of her successful shows.

^ Alan Rickman "On film you put all your energies into a single glance.
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^ Maybe that will be put to the test with Smith’s new film “Cop Out,” which apparently is the first film that he is directing that he did not also write.
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."If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work", he said.^ I'd like to know who done it on all of them!

^ Alan Rickman "If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work.
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^ "If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work", he said.

[3] In 1992, in an interview for The Big Issue magazine, Rickman said,
."You can act truthfully or you can lie.^ In 1992, in an interview for The Big Issue magazine, Rickman said, "You can act truthfully or you can lie.
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.You can reveal things about yourself or you can hide.^ You can reveal things about yourself or you can hide.
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^ You are trying to get them to reveal things, and unusual things.

^ Choose one of those three things and, writing for one minute only, think about why you felt the way you did.

.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?'"^ That they will be good, what else can you hope for?
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^ Jamie: "Don't be absurd, there's nothing you can do about it now.

^ I hope you don't mind this feedback.

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To television audiences he also became known as Mr. Slope in the BBC's 1980s adaptation of Barchester Towers. .He played future Irish Taoiseach and president Éamon de Valera in the film Michael Collins alongside Liam Neeson as the title character.^ He played future Irish Taoiseach and president Éamon de Valera in the film Michael Collins alongside Liam Neeson as the title character.
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^ Michael Gambon is at his best this film, as he plays Dumbledore's character to a tee.
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^ He played future Irish Taoiseach and president Éamon de Valera in the film Michael Collins alongside Liam Neeson as the title character .

.While playing romantic leads in British movies (Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility; Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply), he was generally typecast in Hollywood films as an over-the-top villain (German terrorist Hans Gruber in Die Hard and the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves).^ And Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was so lovely and yet so..
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^ He was a romantic lead in Anthony Minghella's debut "Truly Madly Deeply" and the Jane Austen adaptation "Sense and Sensibility."

^ Film review: Robin Hood .
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His role in Die Hard earned him a spot on the American Film Institute's list of the "100 Best Heroes/Villains" as the 46th best villain in film history. .His performance of Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves also made him known as one of the best actors to portray a villain in films.^ His performance of Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves also made him known as one of the best actors to portray a villain in films.

^ He also featured prominently as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1991 blockbuster, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
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^ One of the best films noir ever made.
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.Rickman has also played comedic roles in films such as Galaxy Quest, Dogma, and as Emma Thompson's foolish husband in Love Actually.^ Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die HardRickman demonstrated his talent as a comedic actor in films such as Galaxy Quest, Dogma, and Love Actually.

^ Alan plays Harry, the husband of Emma Thompson's Karen.

^ Quest Galaxy is a 1999 film: a parody .
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He won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his performance as Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny in 1996, and was also nominated for an Emmy for his work as Dr. Alfred Blalock in 2004's Something the Lord Made. .Rickman was cast in 2005 as the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy film.^ Rickman was cast in 2005 as the voice of Marvin in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy film.

^ In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Rickman and Warwick Davis play the same part.
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^ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005 PG , 110 min.
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.Coincidentally, Rickman and David Learner, who occupied Marvin's costume for the TV adaptation and stage shows, studied together at RADA. He was very busy in 2006 with Snow Cake (with Sigourney Weaver and Carrie-Anne Moss) which had its debut at the Berlinale, and also Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (with Dustin Hoffman), directed by Tom Tykwer.^ Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) 26.
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^ He will also be very busy this year with Snow Cake (with Sigourney Weaver & Carrie-Anne Moss) scheduled to start filming in April 2005 in Canada and Perfume: the Story of a Murderer (with Dustin Hoffman), this Summer in Germany and Barcelona.

^ Snow Cake 2006 N/R , 111 min.
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.Rickman has performed on stage in Noel Coward's romantic comedy Private Lives, which transferred to Broadway after its successful run in London at the Albery Theatre and ended in September 2002. Rickman had reunited with his Les Liaisons Dangereuses co-star Lindsay Duncan, and director Howard Davies for this Tony Award-winning production.^ Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Play): in 1987 for "Les Liaisons Dangereuses", and in 2002 for a revival of Noel Coward 's "Private Lives".
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^ Lindsay Duncan and Alan Rickman in a play?I would swim to London!
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^ In the 1980s, Lindsay Duncan and Alan Rickman made a classic pair in Christopher Hampton's stage adaptation of Les Liaisons dangereuses.
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.His previous stage performance was as Mark Antony, opposite Helen Mirren as Cleopatra, in the Royal National Theatre's production of Antony and Cleopatra at the Olivier Theatre in London, which ran from 20 October to 3 December 1998. Before that, he performed in Yukio Ninagawa's Tango at the End of Winter in London's West End and the Riverside Studio production of Hamlet in 1991, directed by Robert Sturua.^ Royal National Theatre Company members .
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^ Before that, he performed in Yukio Ninagawa's Tango at the End of Winter in London's West End and the Riverside Studio production of Hamlet in 1991, directed by Robert Sturua.
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^ Hamlet, Riverside Studios, London, 1992.
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.He directed The Winter Guest at London's Almeida Theatre in 1995. He also directed the film version in 1996 starring Emma Thompson and her real life mother Phyllida Law.^ He also directed the film version in 1996 starring Emma Thompson and her real life mother Phyllida Law .
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^ Rickman also directed his co-star from that movie, Emma Thompson, in The Winter Guest at London's Almeida Theatre.
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^ He also directed the film version in 1996 starring Emma Thompson and her real life mother Phyllida Law.

.Rickman has also been featured in several musical works — most notably in a song composed by the English songwriter Adam Leonard.^ It's most excellent music to work by.

^ Rickman has also been featured in several musical works — most notably in a song composed by the English songwriter Adam Leonard .

^ Rickman has also been featured in several musical works-most notably in a song composed by the English songwriter Adam Leonard.

.Moreover, the actor played a "Master of Ceremonies" part in announcing the various instruments in Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells II on the track The Bell.^ Master of ceremonies, Tubular Bells II, by Mike Old-field, 1992.
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^ Moreover, the actor played a "Master of Ceremonies" part in announcing the various instruments in Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells II on the track The Bell.
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^ The actor who ended up playing Professor Lupin, David Thewlis, auditioned for the part of Professor Quirrell.

.Rickman was one of the many artists who recited Shakespearian sonnets on the 2002-released When Love Speaks CD, and is also featured prominently in a music video by the band Texas entitled In Demand, which premiered on Europe MTV in August 2000. In the video, lead singer Sharleen Spiteri danced the tango with Rickman: the clip was nominated for Best British Video at the Brit Awards.^ And is one of the many artists who recites Shakespearian sonnets on the newly released (Feb.

^ Alan was in a music video In Demand by Texas.

^ Rickman was one of the many artists who recited Shakespearian sonnets on the 2002-released When Love Speaks CD, and is also featured prominently in a music video by the band Texas entitled In Demand, which premiered on Europe MTV in August 2000.
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.Rickman played Severus Snape, the seemingly sinister potions master of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter saga, in the six films of that series to date.^ Harry Potter films.
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^ Harry Potter (Film blog) Series .
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^ This Harry Potter film fit the bill.
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In 2007, Entertainment Weekly named him one of their favourite people in pop culture, saying that in the Harry Potter films, "he may not be on screen long - but he owns every minute," and that he is capable of "turning a simple retort into a mini-symphony of contempt."[13]
.Rickman directed the play My Name Is Rachel Corrie in April 2005 at the Royal Court Theatre, London, and won the Theatre Goers' Choice Awards for best director.^ I've been following the "My Name is Rachel Corrie" story for a while now.
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^ Alan Rickman to direct new play at Royal Court Theatre!
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^ The play debuted at the Royal Court Theatre, London, where Rickman was honoured with by audiences who gave him the Theatre Goers’ Choice Awards for best director.

.The production is based on the writings of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old American woman who was killed on 16 March 2003 by an Israeli armoured bulldozer.^ She was 23 years old at the time.
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^ Taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie.

^ It shows 23-year-old Rachel Corrie dying in the dirt.

The show played at the West End's Playhouse Theatre in London from March to May 2006. The play also ran at both the Galway Arts Festival and the Edinburgh Festival in 2006.
.In 1995 Rickman turned down the role of Alec Trevelyan in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye.^ In 1995 Rickman turned down the role of Alec Trevelyan in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye.
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^ He's turned down film roles to perform in the theater instead.
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^ He turned it down for a role in Planet of the Apes!
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.Rickman has taken issue with being labelled as a "villain actor", citing the fact that he has not portrayed a stock villain character since the Sheriff of Nottingham in 1991. He has further said that he has continued to portray characters of complex and varying emotions, and does not think it is fair to assign characters a label of good or evil, hero or villain.^ Firstly, the actors are not portraying their characters very will.
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^ Think the new characters are good.
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^ Rickman continues to show dismay over journalists[attribution needed] repeatedly labeling him as a villain actor, citing the fact that he has not portrayed a stock villain character since the Sheriff of Nottingham in 1991, and pointing out that he has continued to portray characters of complex and varying emotions, and does not think it is fair to assign characters a label of good or evil, hero or villain.

[2] .Prior to the book release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Rickman had spoken on occasion about Snape quite easily, but with the controversy of the character following the events of the sixth book, Rickman refused to speak on the character.^ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince online .
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^ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is heavily influenced by its contemporary rival.
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^ I don’t talk about Harry Potter,” Rickman says, unapologetically.

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.In 2007, Rickman appeared in the critically-acclaimed Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street directed by Tim Burton, alongside Harry Potter co-stars Helena Bonham Carter and Timothy Spall; he played antagonist Judge Turpin.^ Nellie Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) is as gothically creepy as Todd.

^ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) .
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^ TIM Burton has been told to tone down the gore in the screen version of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," starring Johnny Depp.
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.According to Miami Herald, Rickman's performance "makes the judge's villainy something to simultaneously savor and despise", with his "oozing moral rot and arrogance".[15] Rickman also appeared as Absolem the Caterpillar in the 2010 Tim Burton film Alice in Wonderland, alongside Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Fry and Anne Hathaway.^ It is both Johnny Depp's and Helena Bonham Carter's best film.
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^ Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and other stars of Tim Burton's fantasy 3D film "Alice in Wonderland" braved pouring rain to attend the movie's London premiere Thursday.
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^ Royal premiere for Burton's Alice in Wonderland .
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In the media

.Rickman was chosen by Empire as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (No 34) in 1995 and ranked No 59 in Empire's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in October 1997. In 2009 Rickman ranked once again as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars by Empire, this time Rickman was placed 8th out of the 50 chosen.^ In the media Rickman was chosen by Empire as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (No 34) in 1995 and ranked No 59 in Empire's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in October 1997.
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^ All Movie Guide; No one can escape from Alcatraz, right?

^ The top 5 single-day opening movie grosses of all time are: .

.Rickman became Vice-Chairman of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2003. He was voted No 19 in Empire magazine's Greatest Living Movie Stars over the age of 50 and was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Play): in 1987 for Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and in 2002 for a revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives.^ In his mid-; 20s, Rickman applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
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^ He was nominated for a 2002 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor of 2001 for his performance in Private Lives at the Albery Theatre, London.
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^ Alan was made Vice Chairman at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2003.
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.Rickman was recently sent up by BBC Radio 4's Dead Ringers programme.^ Rickman was recently sent up by BBC Radio 4 's Dead Ringers programme.

^ Rickman was recently sent up by BBC Radio 4's Dead Ringers programme.
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^ This scene is such an effective vocal set piece in establishing Hans's (and Rickman s) villainy that in 1996 it featured in a BBC Radio 2 tribute to great film villains.
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.The programme satirised Rickman's distinctive inflection when playing "baddies". The episode "Peter's Progress" of the television cartoon Family Guy included a scene mocking Rickman's voice, by portraying him repeatedly calling his own answering machine.^ The programme satirised Rickman's distinctive inflection when playing "baddies".

^ The episode "Peter's Progress" of the television cartoon Family Guy included a scene mocking Rickman's voice, by portraying him repeatedly calling his own answering machine.
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^ The episode " Peter's Progress " of the television cartoon Family Guy included a scene mocking Rickman's voice, by portraying him repeatedly calling his own answering machine.

.Research to find "the perfect voice" has indicated that Rickman's voice is one of the best contenders.^ Research to find "the perfect voice" has indicated that Rickman's voice is one of the best contenders.
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^ But it's undeniably one of the best action movies ever made, and it just might well be the perfect modern action film.
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^ Dirty Harry makes the perfect introduction to the work of one of America's best action directors, working with the screen giant who helped forge his legend.

[16] .The combination of his voice along with Jeremy Irons's voice was deemed the perfect male voice based on intonation, trustworthiness, and soothingness.^ The combination of his voice along with Jeremy Irons's voice was deemed the perfect male voice based on intonation, trustworthiness, and soothingness.
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^ The well-known actors who came closest to having the perfect male voice, they declared, were Jeremy Irons and Alan Rickman.

^ According to the research, a combination of Mariella Frostrup, Dame Judi Dench and Honor Blackman make up the perfect female voice.

Personal life

.Rickman met Rima Horton, an economics professor and London politician, in 1965 and they have been a couple ever since.^ Personal life Rickman met Rima Horton, an economics professor and London politician, in 1965 and they have been a couple ever since.
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^ Rickman met Rima Horton, an economics professor and London politician, in 1965 and they have been a couple ever since.

^ Rickman met Rima Horton in 1965, and they have been a couple since 1977.
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.They live together in West London.^ They live together in West London.
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^ I live in Northern Illinois and they located a library in West.VA. to loan a copy.
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^ She recalled the wisdom wrought by the years of contemplative living, which enveloped the advice her grandmother gave to her while they had shared a comforting pot of tea together.
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Filmography and awards

Year Film Role Other notes
1978 Romeo and Juliet Tybalt BBC Television Shakespeare
1982 The Barchester Chronicles The Rev. Obadiah Slope
1985 Return of the Native Narrator Won British Audiobook Publishing Association's "Talkie Award" for Best Unabridged Classic Recording
1988 Die Hard Hans Gruber
1989 The January Man Ed, the painter
1990 Quigley Down Under Elliot Marston, an unscrupulous ranch owner
1991 Truly Madly Deeply Jamie Nominated BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Sheriff of Nottingham Won BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Close My Eyes Sinclair Bryant
Closet Land The Interrogator
1992 Bob Roberts Lukas Hart III
1994 Mesmer Franz Anton Mesmer
1995 An Awfully Big Adventure P.L. O'Hara
Sense and Sensibility Colonel Brandon Nominated BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1996 Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny Grigori Rasputin Won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor - Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Male Actor - Miniseries or Television Film
Michael Collins Éamon de Valera Nominated BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1997 The Winter Guest Man in street (uncredited) Director, co-writer
Won Audience Award
Won Gold Hugo Award for Best Film
Nominated Chlotrudis Award for Best Director
Nominated Czech Lion Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Won 'CinemAwenire' Award
Won OCIC Award
Nominated Golden Lion Award [18]
1998 Judas Kiss Detective David Friedman
Dark Harbor David Weinberg
1999 Dogma The Metatron
Galaxy Quest Alexander Dane/Dr. Lazarus
2000 Play M
Help! I'm a Fish! Joe voice
Blow Dry Phil Allen
2001 The Search for John Gissing John Gissing
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in United States) Severus Snape
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Severus Snape Nominated PFCS Award for Best Acting Ensemble [19] [20] [21] [22]
King of the Hill King Philip Voice
2003 Love Actually Harry Nominated PFCS Award for Best Acting Ensemble [23]
2004 Something the Lord Made Dr. Alfred Blalock Nominated Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor - Miniseries or a Movie
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Severus Snape
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Marvin the Paranoid Android voice
2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Antoine Richis
Snow Cake Alex Hughes
2007 Nobel Son Eli Michaelson, Nobel laureate
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Severus Snape
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Judge Turpin Nominated Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor [24] [25]
2008 Bottle Shock Steven Spurrier
We're Here To Help Fenchurch
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Severus Snape Won The James Joyce Award from The University College Dublin’s Literary and Historical Society before the film's release [26] [27]
Won at the TV Spike Scream Awards for Best Ensemble [28]
Was longlisted for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work on the film [29]
2010 Alice in Wonderland Blue Caterpillar (Absolem)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Severus Snape Post production
The Villa Golitsyn Willy Pre-production
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Severus Snape Filming

References

  1. ^ "Oscars: the best actors never to have been nominated" from The Guardian
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  3. ^ a b c Mackenzie, Suzie (3 January 1998). "ANGEL WITH HORNS". The Guardian. http://www.alan-rickman.com/articles/angel.html. Retrieved 3 October 2007. 
  4. ^ Search Results
  5. ^ Maureen Paton (1996). Alan Rickman - The Unauthorised Biography. Virgin Books. ISBN 0-7535-0754-4. 
  6. ^ Interview Alan Rickman Retrieved on 20 December 2007.
  7. ^ Vanity Fair - Living Dangerously (May 1987) Retrieved on 7 January 2008.
  8. ^ BroadwayWorld.com - Les Liaisons Dangereuses Tony Award Info Retrieved on 7 January 2008.
  9. ^ Tait, Ollie; MacDonald-Smith, Fiona. "Mellow Drama", Big Issue, May 1992. Retrieved on 23 December 2007.
  10. ^ Hannibal voted top film villain from BBC
  11. ^ The Screening Room's Top 10 British Villains from CNN
  12. ^ Pop Culture News TOUGH ACTOR TO FOLLOW from Entertainment Weekly
  13. ^ Entertainment Weekly's 100 Favorite People in Pop Culture
  14. ^ Schwartz, Missy (24 January 2008). "Sundance Diary: Alan Rickman talks 'Harry Potter' ..., well, sorta". Entertainment Weekly. http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2008/01/alan-rickman-wi.html. Retrieved 25 January 2008. 
  15. ^ Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (R) ***½ | Sinister musical's razor sharp - 12/21/2007 - MiamiHerald.com
  16. ^ BBC News, 2008. Formula 'secret of perfect voice'.
  17. ^ http://living.scotsman.com/features/A-man-for-all-seasons.2796621.jp
  18. ^ The Winter Guest - Awards IMDb.com, Retrieved 16 March 2010
  19. ^ Alan Rickman - Awards IMDb.com, Retrieved on 16 March 2010.
  20. ^ Alan Rickman - Awards on movieThemes Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  21. ^ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Award Nominations Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  22. ^ [1] Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  23. ^ Alan Rickman - Awards IMDb.com, Retrieved on 16 March 2010.
  24. ^ Alan Rickman - Awards IMDb.com, Retrieved on 16 March 2010.
  25. ^ Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) - Awards IMDb.com, Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  26. ^ Alan Rickman wins James Joyce Award Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  27. ^ Alan Rickman wins James Joyce Award at The Insider Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  28. ^ Half-Blood Prince Wins Two Spike TV Scream Awards Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  29. ^ "Half-Blood Prince" Included on the BAFTA's Film Awards Longlist Retrieved 8 January 2010.

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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born February 21, 1946) is an English actor and theater director. He is a well known stage actor in modern and classical productions and he used to be a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Rickman is known for being in filma as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, as Eamon de Valera in Michael Collins, and as Metatron in Dogma.


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