Latymer Upper School
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Chelsea School of Art
Royal College of Art
Co-starred with Helen Mirren in war drama "Eye in the Sky," the final film he released in his lifetime
Directed, co-wrote and starred in period romance "A Little Chaos"
Starred in punk biopic "CBGB" as bar owner Hilly Kristal
Appeared in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" as Ronald Reagan
Co-starred in romantic drama "A Promise"
Co-starred with Colin Firth in crime comedy "Gambit"
Cast in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar" on Broadway
Reprised role of Professor Snape for the seventh and final installment of the series directed by David Yates, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"; film released in two parts, Part 1 in November 2010 and Part 2 in July 2011
Re-teamed with Tim Burton to play the Caterpillar in "Alice in Wonderland"
Reprised the role of Professor Snape in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth book in the fantasy series directed by David Yates
Portrayed English wine expert Steven Spurrier in "Bottle Shock"
Co-starred with Sigourney Weaver in the drama, "Snow Cake"
Played the lecherous Judge Turpin, opposite Johnny Depp, in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Reprised the role of Professor Snape in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth book in the fantasy series
Reprised role of Professor Snape in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"; adapted from the fourth book in the fantasy series by J.K. Rowling and directed by Mike Newell
Directed the play "My Name Is Rachel Corrie" at the Royal Court Theatre in London; based on the writings of the 23 year old American woman who was killed on March 16, 2003 by an Israeli Army bulldozer
Starred opposite Mos Def in the HBO drama "Something the Lord Made"; a dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie
Reprised role of Professor Snape in, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," the third book in the 'Harry Potter' series
Starred in the romantic comedy-drama "Love Actually"
Again played Professor Snape in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
Reteamed on stage with Lindsay Duncan for a revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives"
Cast as Professor Snape in, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the film adaptation of the first novel of the best-selling fantasy series by J.K. Rowling
Played an angel in Kevin Smith's comedy "Dogma"
Co-starred with Helen Mirren in the London stage production of "Antony and Cleopatra"
Made feature directorial debut with "The Winter Guest"; also co-scripted with playwright Sharman MacDonald
Gave acclaimed perfomance in title role of HBO movie "Rasputin"; won Emmy Award
Co-starred in the Oscar-winning film version of "Sense and Sensibility"
Starred as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Kevin Costner's "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"
Starred opposite Juliet Stevenson in Anthony Minghella's "Truly Madly Deeply"
Made feature acting debut in "Die Hard" as German terrorist Hans Gruber
Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company
Originated role of Le Vicomte de Valmont in RSC's West End production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" opposite Lindsay Duncan; reprised the role in the RSC's production on Broadway in 1987; earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance
Made American TV debut as Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet" for "The Shakespeare Plays" on PBS
Appeared on stage in such productions as "Ubu Roi" and "Hamlet"
Rickman owned a graphic design business for three years before turning to acting.
Although often thought of as an actor who specialized in villainous roles because of his early screen success in "Die Hard" and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," Rickman played many comic roles and romantic leads as well.
A 2010 study commissioned by British Post Office Telecoms and conducted by a linguist and a sound engineer determined that the "perfect" male voice would be a blend of Alan Rickman and Jeremy Irons.