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Rickman in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

About Alan Rickman (1946 – 2016)

Alan Rickman was born on February 21, 1946, in Hammersmith, London, England. His parents are of Irish and Welsh descent. In his youth, Rickman attended the Royal College of Arts in hopes of becoming a graphic artist. When Rickman was 26, however, he won an award to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and thus began his acting career. As of 2003, Rickman fulfills the role of Vice-Chairman for the Academy.

Rickman's first file role was as the villainous Hans Gruber in 1988's DIE HARD, made him instantly famous.

In 1991, Rickman gave a stellar performance as the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham in the major motion blockbuster "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves."

In 1995, Alan Rickman was chosen by Empire Magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History" (#34). Alan was voted #19 in Empire Magazine's "Greatest Living Movie Stars" over the age of 50.

Alan Rickman starred as the mysterious Professor Severus Snape in the "Harry Potter" film series.

Alan was nominated for a 2002 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor of 2001 for his performance in "Private Lives" performed at the Albery Theatre in London. Rickman's performance also earned him a nomination for 2001's London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor.

Rickman was nominated twice for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor: in 1987 for "Les Liaison Dangereuses" and in 2002 for a revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives".

He died on Thursday, January 14, after a short battle with cancer, according to his representatives at the Independent Talent Group. He was 69 years old.

In 1997, Alan was Ranked #59 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

Alan Rickman's notable movie credits include...

1978 Romeo and Juliet
1980 Thérèse Raquin
1980 Shelley
1982 Busted
1982 Smiley's People
1982 The Barchester Chronicles
1985 Summer Season
1985 Girls on Top
1988 Die Hard
1989 Revolutionary Witness
1989 The January Man
1989 Screenplay
1990 Quigley Down Under
1991 Truly, Madly, Deeply
1991 Closet Land
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
1991 Close My Eyes
1992 Bob Roberts
1993 Fallen Angels
1994 Mesmer
1995 An Awfully Big Adventure
1995 Sense and Sensibility
1996 Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny
1996 Michael Collins
1997 The Winter Guest
1998 Judas Kiss
1998 Dark Harbor
1999 Dogma
1999 Galaxy Quest
2000 Help! I'm a Fish
2001 Blow Dry
2001 Play
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2001 The Search for John Gissing
2002 King of the Hill
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2003 Love Actually
2004 Something the Lord Made
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2006 Snow Cake
2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
2007 Nobel Son
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2008 Bottle Shock
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2010 Alice in Wonderland
2010 The Song of Lunch
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
2010 The Wildest Dream
2011 Portraits in Dramatic Time
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
2011 The Boy in the Bubble
2012 Gambit
2013 The Butler
2013 A Promise
2013 CBGB
2013 Dust
2014 A Little Chaos
2015 Eye in the Sky
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass


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Alan Rickman in Die Hard (1988).









In Galaxy Quest.





In A Little Chaos (2014).





In Alice in Wonderland (2010).











In An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)... second
picture with Hugh Grant... third picture with Georgina Cates.








In Bottle Shock (2008).







In CGBG (2013)... bottom picture with Ryan Hurst.







In Closet Land (1991).... bottom picture with Madeleine Stowe.





With Jeremy Northam and Francis Chouler in Eye in the Sky (2015).







In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)... top picture with
Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, and Miriam Margolyes...
bottom picture with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and David Bradley.








In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010).







In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011).







In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)... top picture with
Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Predrag Bjelac...
bottom picture with Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe.








In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)... top picture with
Maggie Smith, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, and Emma Watson.






In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).







In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)... top picture with Rupert
Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, and Emma Watson... bottom picture with Daniel Radcliffe.






In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).







In Love, Actually (2003)... top picture with
Heiki Makatsch... bottom picture with Laura Linney.










In Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)...
middle and bottom pictures with Rachel Hurd-Wood.








In Quigley Down Under (1990)... bottom picture with Tom Selleck.









In Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)... top picture with Kevin
Costner... middle picture with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.










In Sense and Sensibility (1995)... middle picture with Kate Winslet.









In Snow Cake (2006)... top picture with Carrie-Anne
Moss... middle picture with Sigourney Weaver.










Alan Rickman in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)...
top two pictures with Johnny Depp... bottom picture with Jamie Campbell Bower.




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