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Alan Rickman

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) is an English actor and theatre director. He is a renowned stage actor in modern and classical productions and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Rickman is known for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, Eamon de Valera in Michael Collins, and Metatron in Dogma. He is also known for his prominent roles as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1991 film, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and as Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 1995 film Sense and Sensibility. More recently he played Judge Turpin in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and voiced the Caterpillar in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alan Rickman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 21, 1946 In Hammersmith, London, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Hollywood Greats 1977-08-04
Latest Project:
Movie Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts 2022-01-01
Known For
Poster of Alice in Wonderland
Poster of Dogma
Poster of An Awfully Big Adventure
Poster of Die Hard
Movie Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts Self (Archival Footage) 2022-01-01
Movie Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary Self (Archival Footage) 2019-11-26
Movie Eye in the Sky Lieutenant General Frank Benson 2016-03-10
Movie Alice Through the Looking Glass Blue Caterpillar (voice) 2016-05-25
Movie A Little Chaos King Louis XIV 2015-03-26
Movie Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Self 2014-08-25
Movie The Butler Ronald Reagan 2013-08-16
Movie A Promise Karl Hoffmeister 2013-09-04
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie CBGB Hilly Kristal 2013-10-11
Movie Dust Todd 2013-10-24
Movie Gambit Lionel Shahbandar 2012-04-25
Movie BAM150 Self 2012-04-27
Movie Portraits in Dramatic Time 2011-07-05
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Severus Snape 2011-07-07
Movie The Boy in the Bubble Storyteller 2011-07-08
Movie Harold Pinter: A Celebration 2010-01-24
Movie Alice in Wonderland The Caterpillar (voice) 2010-03-03
Movie The Song of Lunch He 2010-10-08
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Severus Snape 2010-10-06
Movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Severus Snape 2009-07-07
Movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Burton + Carter + Depp = Todd Self 2008-04-01
Movie Bottle Shock Steven Spurrier 2008-09-05
Movie Nobel Son Eli Michaelson 2007-04-28
Movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Severus Snape 2007-06-28
Movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Judge Turpin 2007-12-20
Movie Snow Cake Alex Hughes 2006-09-08
Movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Richis 2006-09-13
Movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Marvin 2005-04-28
Movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Severus Snape 2005-11-16
Movie Something the Lord Made Dr. Alfred Blalock 2004-05-30
Movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Severus Snape 2004-05-31
Movie Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Other Voices (voice) 2004-09-04
Movie Love Actually Harry 2003-09-07
Movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Severus Snape 2002-11-13
Movie Play Man 2001-07-14
Movie Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma Himself (Interviewee) 2001-01-01
Movie Blow Dry Phil Allen 2001-03-01
Movie The Search for John Gissing John Gissing 2001-11-01
Movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Severus Snape 2001-11-16
Movie Help! I'm a Fish Joe (voice) 2000-10-06
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Series The Directors Unknown 1999-01-01
Movie Dogma Metatron 1999-11-12
Movie Dark Harbor David Weinberg 1999-12-31
Movie Galaxy Quest Alexander Dane 1999-12-25
Movie Judas Kiss Detective David Friedman 1998-09-16
Series King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie The Winter Guest Man in street 1997-12-27
Movie Michael Collins Eamon de Valera 1996-10-25
Movie Rasputin Grigori Rasputin 1996-03-23
Movie Sense and Sensibility Colonel Christopher Brandon 1995-12-13
Movie An Awfully Big Adventure P.L. O'Hara 1995-07-21
Movie Lumière and Company 1995-12-20
Movie Mesmer Franz Anton Mesmer 1994-08-25
Series Fallen Angels Unknown 1993-08-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Bob Roberts Lukas Hart III 1992-09-04
Movie Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast 1992-12-25
Movie Closet Land Interrogator 1991-03-06
Movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Sheriff of Nottingham 1991-06-14
Movie Close My Eyes Sinclair 1991-11-22
Movie Quigley Down Under Elliott Marston 1990-10-17
Movie Truly Madly Deeply Jamie 1990-11-10
Movie Benefactors 1989-01-02
Movie The January Man Ed 1989-01-13
Movie Die Hard Hans Gruber 1988-07-15
Movie Wetherby TV Commentator (archival footage) 1985-06-19
Series Girls On Top Unknown 1985-10-23
Movie Busted Simon 1983-01-28
Series Smiley's People Mr. Brownlow 1982-09-20
Series The Barchester Chronicles 1982-11-10
Series Thérèse Raquin Vidal 1980-03-12
Series Shelley Unknown 1979-07-12
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Movie Romeo & Juliet Tybalt 1978-12-03
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown 1977-08-04