Alan Rickman

Actor, Dresser, Graphic artist
Born: 02/21/1946 in London, England, GB


Actor (59)

Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016 (Movie)

Absolem (Voice)

Eye in the Sky 2016 (Movie)

Lt. General Frank Benson (Actor)

A Little Chaos 2015 (Movie)

King Louis XIV (Actor)

A Promise 2014 (Movie)

Karl Hoffmeister (Actor)

Gambit 2014 (Movie)

Lionel Shabandar (Actor)

Manchester United Ruined My Life 2014 (Movie)


CBGB 2013 (Movie)

Hilly Kristal (Actor)

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

Ronald Reagan (Actor)

BAM150 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 (Movie)

Professor Severus Snape (Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 2010 (Movie)

Blue Caterpillar (Voice)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Professor Severus Snape (Actor)

The Wildest Dream 2010 (Movie)

Noel Odell (Voice)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 (Movie)

Professor Severus Snape (Actor)

Bottle Shock 2008 (Movie)

Steven Spurrier (Actor)

Nobel Son 2008 (Movie)

Eli Michaelson (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 (Movie)

Severus Snape (Actor)

Snow Cake 2007 (Movie)

Alex Hughes (Actor)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 (Movie)

Judge Turpin (Actor)

Perfume: the Story of A Murderer 2006 (Movie)

Antoine Richis (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 (Movie)

Professor Severus Snape (Actor)

The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Marvin (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 (Movie)

Professor Severus Snape (Actor)

Stories of Lost Souls 2004 (Movie)

("Standing Room Only") (Actor)

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 (Movie)

Professor Snape (Actor)

Blow Dry 2001 (Movie)

Phil Allen (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 (Movie)

Professor Snape (Actor)

The Search for John Gissing 2001 (Movie)

John Gissing (Actor)

Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


Help! I'm A Fish 2000 (Movie)

of Joe (Voice)

Dogma 1999 (Movie)

Metatron (Actor)

Galaxy Quest 1999 (Movie)

Alexander Dane--Dr Lazarus (Actor)

The Judas Kiss 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Dark Harbor 1998 (Movie)

David Weinberg (Actor)

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Michael Collins 1996 (Movie)

Eamon De Valera (Actor)

Rasputin (Hbo) 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


An Awfully Big Adventure 1995 (Movie)

PL O'Hare (Actor)

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

Colonel Brandon (Actor)

Mesmer 1994 (Movie)

Franz Anton Mesmer (Actor)

Fallen Angels 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)


Bob Roberts 1992 (Movie)

Lukas Hart III (Actor)

Close My Eyes 1991 (Movie)

Sinclair Bryant (Actor)

Closet Land 1991 (Movie)

Man (Actor)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 (Movie)

Sheriff of Nottingham (Actor)

Truly Madly Deeply 1991 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

Quigley Down Under 1990 (Movie)

Elliot Marston (Actor)

January Man 1989 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

Die Hard 1988 (Movie)

Hans Gruber--Terrorist (Actor)

Therese Raquin 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)


Romeo and Juliet 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


Barchester Chronicles (TV Show)


Play (TV Show)


Something the Lord Made (TV Show)


The Song of Lunch (TV Show)

Music (3)

CBGB 2013 (Movie)

("Birds And The Bees") (Song Performer)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 (Movie)

("Pretty Women") (Song Performer)

Help! I'm A Fish 2000 (Movie)

("Intelligence") (Song Performer)
Director (2)

A Little Chaos 2015 (Movie)


The Winter Guest 1997 (Movie)

Writer (2)

A Little Chaos 2015 (Movie)


The Winter Guest 1997 (Movie)



Tom Burke Actor


Rima Horton

Began dating in 1965 while attending Chelsea School of Art. Began living together in 1977 Married quietly in a private ceremony in New York City in 2012; remained together until Rickman's death.

Bernard Rickman

Irish died when Rickman was eight

Margaret Rose

Welsh raised her four children mostly alone, after her husband died


Latymer Upper School

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1972 - 1974
Entered at age 26; won the Bancroft Gold Medal

Chelsea School of Art

Part of the University of the Arts London's six constituent colleges

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"

Bonus Trivia


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.


Rickman remained with his first girlfriend, Rima Horton, from the age of 19 until his death in 2016.