Alan Rickman

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  • Birth Name: Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman
  • Birth Place: Hammersmith, London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/21/1946, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; director; graphic designer
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Alan Rickman Fast Facts:
  • Knew he wanted to be an actor at age 7, but was a gifted artist and illustrator so he decided to pursue a career in graphic design at first.
  • Worked as a graphic designer at radical newspaper the Notting Hill Herald, and cofounded the London-based design company Graphiti.
  • At 26, he left his successful design firm to pursue his love of acting and was accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where his stage career took off.
  • Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1985 and originated the role of Le Vicomte de Valmont in a West End production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses; reprised the role on Broadway in 1987 and received a Tony nomination.
  • First big-screen role came with a villainous turn opposite Bruce Willis in the 1988 action blockbuster Die Hard.
  • Named British Actor of the Year at the 1991 London Film Critics Awards for a variety of roles, including the notorious Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
  • In 2001, he appeared in his most-famous role, Professor Severus Snape, in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and continued in the part throughout the Potter films.
  • Became Vice Chairman of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2003.
  • Alan Rickman Relationships:
  • Michael Rickman - Brother
  • Bernard Rickman - Father
  • David Rickman - Brother
  • Sheila Rickman - Sister
  • Margaret Rickman - Mother
  • Rima Horton - Significant Other
  • Alan Rickman Awards:
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1995 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor for a Miniseries or a Special - Winner
  • 1987 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 1991 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1991 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1996 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2002 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, England (Graphic Design, 1967); attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England; attended Royal College of Art, London, England

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