Alan Rickman is a Actor, Director, Writer and In Memory Of British born on 21 february 1946 at Hammersmith (United-kingdom)
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Birth name Alan Sidney Patrick RickmanNationality United-kingdomBirth 21 february 1946Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) is an English actor.
at Hammersmith (United-kingdom
)Death 14 january 2016
(at 69 years)
Rickman is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in both modern and classical theatre productions. His breakout performance was his 1985 role as the Vicomte de Valmont in the play 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, the 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 and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series.
Rickman's other notable film roles include Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply, Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 1995 film Sense and Sensibility, Harry in Love Actually, and 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.
Rickman has won a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
In 1965, at the age of 19, Rickman met 18-year-old Rima Horton, who became his first girlfriend and would later be a Labour Party councillor on the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council (1986–2006) and an economics lecturer at the nearby Kingston University. They have lived together since 1977. In 2015 Rickman confirmed he and Rima Horton were married in a private ceremony in New York City in 2012. He is an active patron of the charity Saving Faces and honorary president of the International Performers' Aid Trust, a charity that alleviates poverty in some of the world's toughest conditions.
When talking about politics, Rickman has said he "was born a card-carrying member of the Labour Party".
He is the godfather of actor Tom Burke.