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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman net worth:
$16 Million

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A director and actor, Alan Rickman was born Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman on 21 February 1946 in Acton, London, of Welsh, Irish and English ancestry. Many people knew him for playing a number of roles both on screen and on stage. However, his biggest popularity was his appearance in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series in which he performed as Severus Snape. On January 14, 2016 he died of pancreas cancer.

So, how rich was Alan Rickman? Alan was a wealthy man with an. estimated net worth amounting to about $16 million. He acquired this wealth from his role in film and TV, having been featured in many shows. His role in he ‘Harry Potter’ franchise allowed him to increase his net worth significantly, making him one of the highest grossing actors. Some of the films he appeared in include ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,’ ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply,’ ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ ‘Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny and ‘Love Actually,’ among many others.

Alan Rickman Net Worth $16 Million

Alan Rickman was born to Bernard Rickman and Margaret Doreen. He had three siblings: David, Michael and Sheila. He joined Derwenter Primary School, where he excelled in watercolor and calligraphy painting. He then enrolled in Derwenter Junior School before joining Latymer Upper School located in London. After graduating, he and several other friends started Graphiti, a graphic design studio, but decided to pursue acting after three years of business. He went for an audition at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he excelled and studied from 1972-1974.

Alan Rickman then started working with experimental theatre groups and British repertory, appearing in plays such as ‘The Grass Window,’ ‘A View From the Bridge,’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ In 1985, he was offered the lead role in ‘Vicomte de Valmont’ by the Royal Shakespeare Company Production, and his performance saw him receive nominations for Drama Desk Award and Tony Award in 1987. Rickman’s role in ‘Die Hard,’ a film in which he played as Hans Gruber, saw him get a spot on the list of ‘AFI’s 100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains.’ He was listed among the top 50 best villains in the history of film. In 1991, his performance in ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,’ in which he played the Sheriff of Nottingham, also earned him recognition and praise as the best actor. In 1995, he directed ‘The Winter Guest,’ which premiered at Almeida Theatre. In his career, Alan also played many comic roles, including in ‘Galaxy Quest,’ ‘Dogma,’ ‘Love Actually,’ ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,’ and ‘Nobel Son.’ It is reported that, as of his death, his films had grossed more than $3.4 billion, which certainly contributed to making his net worth increase significantly.

When it comes to awards and recognition, Alan Rickman had a very successful career in both film and TV. In 2001, he received a nomination for various awards for his role in ‘Snape’, including St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards, 2011 Scream Awards, 2011 Saturn Awards, and 2011 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards. In 2004, he received another nomination for Emmy Awards for his role in the show ‘Something the Lord Made.’ In 2009, he was offered the James Joyce Award, which is offered by the Literary and Historical Society in the University College of Dublin. Rickman’s role as the title character in the film ‘Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny’ helped him scoop Screen Actors Guild Award, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award.

In his personal life, Alan Rickman married Rima Horton, who he met in 1965, but confirmed their private marriage only in 2012. In August 2015, he suffered a stroke and was hospitalised, where he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. His health deteriorated, and on 14 January 2016 he succumbed in a hospital located in London at the age of 69.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016 Absolem (voice)
This Tortoise Could Save a Life 2015 Video short Narrator (voice)
Eye in the Sky 2015 Lieutenant General Frank Benson
A Little Chaos: Deleted Scenes 2015 Video short King Louis XIV (uncredited)
A Little Chaos 2014 King Louis XIV
Dust 2013/VII Short Todd
CBGB 2013 Hilly Kristal
A Promise 2013 Karl Hoffmeister
The Butler 2013/I Ronald Reagan
Gambit 2012/I Shabandar
Back at the Barnyard 2011 TV Series General Alien
The Boy in the Bubble 2011 Short The Storyteller (voice)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 Professor Severus Snape
Portraits in Dramatic Time 2011 Alan Rickman
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 Professor Severus Snape
The Song of Lunch 2010 TV Movie He
Alice in Wonderland 2010/I Blue Caterpillar (voice)
Arena 2010 TV Series documentary Various characters
Sonnet Number 12 2009 Short voice
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 Professor Severus Snape
Bottle Shock 2008 Steven Spurrier
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 Judge Turpin
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 Severus Snape
Nobel Son 2007 Eli Michaelson
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 2006 Richis
Snow Cake 2006 Alex
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 Severus Snape
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005 Marvin (voice)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Professor Severus Snape
Something the Lord Made 2004 TV Movie Dr. Alfred Blalock
Love Actually 2003 Harry
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 Professor Snape
King of the Hill 2002 TV Series King Philip
The Search for John Gissing 2001 John Gissing
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 Professor Snape
Play 2001 Short Man
We Know Where You Live 2001 TV Movie Second Yorkshireman
Blow Dry 2001 Phil Allen
A Fish Tale 2000 Joe (English version, voice)
Texas: In Demand 2000 Video short Leading Male (uncredited)
Galaxy Quest 1999 Alexander Dane
Dogma 1999 Metatron
Dark Harbor 1998 David Weinberg
Judas Kiss 1998 Detective David Friedman
The Winter Guest 1997 Man in street (uncredited)
The Space Bar 1997 Video Game My Parker / Ty Parker (voice)
Michael Collins 1996 Eamon de Valera
Rasputin 1996 TV Movie Grigori Rasputin
Sense and Sensibility 1995 Colonel Brandon
An Awfully Big Adventure 1995 P.L. O'Hara
Mesmer 1994 Franz Anton Mesmer
Fallen Angels 1993 TV Series Dwight Billings
Bob Roberts 1992 Lukas Hart III
Close My Eyes 1991 Sinclair
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 Sheriff George of Nottingham
Closet Land 1991 Interrogator
Truly Madly Deeply 1990 Jamie
Quigley Down Under 1990 Elliott Marston
Revolutionary Witness: The Preacher 1989 TV Short Jacques Roux (segment "The Preacher")
Screenplay 1989 TV Series Israel Yates (segment "From Sleep and Shadow")
Theatre Night 1989 TV Series Colin
The January Man 1989 Ed
Die Hard 1988 Hans Gruber
Girls on Top 1985 TV Series Voice of RADA / Dimitri
Summer Season 1985 TV Series Croop
Busted 1983 TV Movie Simon
The Barchester Chronicles 1982 TV Mini-Series Obadiah Slope
Smiley's People 1982 TV Mini-Series Mr. Brownlow
Shelley 1980 TV Series Clive
Thérèse Raquin 1980 TV Mini-Series Vidal
Romeo & Juliet 1978 TV Movie Tybalt

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBGB 2013 performer: "Birds and the Bees"
Nostalgia Critic 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 performer: "Pretty Women", "The Judge's Return"
A Fish Tale 2000 performer: "Intelligence"
The Winter Guest 1997 writer: "Cush Macree"
Truly Madly Deeply 1990 performer: "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Little Chaos 2014
The Winter Guest 1997

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Little Chaos 2014
The Winter Guest 1997

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Willows 2001 Short executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vedro 2016 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016 dedicated to our friend
Severus Snape and the Marauders 2016 Short very special thanks
Creditors 2015 very special thanks
Eye in the Sky 2015 in loving memory of
Sickness & Disability 2012 Short special thanks
Vocation 2010 Short special thanks
Sus 2010/I special thanks
Out of the Shadows 2004 Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live with Kelly and Michael 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film 2014 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Muse of Fire 2013 Documentary Himself
Decoding Die Hard 2013 Video documentary Himself
Falls the Shadow: The Life and Times of Athol Fugard 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bam150 2012 Documentary
Charlie Rose 2002-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Little Voice, Big Mountain 2011 Documentary short voice
50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Role That Changed My Life 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 TV Movie documentary voice
The Wildest Dream 2010 Documentary Noel Odell (voice)
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins 2009 Video documentary Himself
Galaxy Quest: Actors in Space 2009 Video short Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
100 höjdare 2008 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Film '72 2008 TV Series Himself
Broadway Beat 2008 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Story of 'Perfume' 2007 Video short Himself
Snow Cake: Autism Awareness 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Snow Cake: Behind the Scenes 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Breakfast 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The King's Head: A Maverick in London 2006 Video documentary Himself
Planet Voice 2005 TV Series Himself
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2004 Documentary Other Voices (voice)
Peace One Day 2004 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Greats 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Interviews with Professors & More 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film 2003 Video documentary Himself - M
The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma 2001 Video documentary short Himself (Interviewee)
Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings 2000 TV Special documentary Captain George Fallon
Hollywood Salutes Bruce Willis: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2000 TV Movie Himself - Host
Galaxy Quest: On Location in Space 2000 Video short Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Eco-Challenge Argentina 1999 TV Mini-Series Narrator
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Lumière et compagnie 1995 Documentary segment "John Boorman"
Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast 1992 TV Movie Himself
One-On-One with the Cast of 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' 1991 Video short Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
Robin Hood: The Myth, the Man, the Movie 1991 TV Short documentary Himself
The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Time Presents: Milestones 2016 - A Tribute to the Stars We've Lost 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Alan 2016/II Documentary short Himself
Na plovárne 2015 TV Series Himself
The Making of a Little Chaos 2015 Video short Himself - Director / King Louis XIV
Tavis Smiley 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2016: Famous Faces We've Lost 2017 Video short Himself
2016: We Remember Part One 2016 TV Movie documentary Various Characters
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The 70th Annual Tony Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
The Wright Stuff 2015 TV Series Himself
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts 2014 Short Severus Snape
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Ronald Reagan
Bloomberg Game Changers 2011 TV Series documentary Severus Snape
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Hans Gruber
Harry vs. the Horntail: The First Task 2006 Video documentary short Prof. Severus Snape (uncredited)
Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' 2005 Video documentary short Marvin (uncredited)
Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute 2005 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Creating the Vision 2004 Video documentary short Prof. Severus Snape (uncredited)
Omnibus 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Hans Gruber
Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings Outtakes 2000 Video short Captain George Fallon (uncredited)
Die Hard with a Vengeance 1995 Hans Gruber

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Special Award Online Film Critics Society Awards
2016 Legend Award Empire Awards, UK
2014 Tiantian Award Beijing International Film Festival Best Supporting Actor A Promise (2013)
2014 Krzysztof Kieslowski Award Camerimage
2008 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Actor Bottle Shock (2008)
1998 Audience Award Brussels International Film Festival The Winter Guest (1997)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Rasputin (1996)
1997 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Film The Winter Guest (1997)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Rasputin (1996)
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries Rasputin (1996)
1997 OCIC Award Venice Film Festival The Winter Guest (1997)
1997 'CinemAvvenire' Award Venice Film Festival The Winter Guest (1997)
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Rasputin (1996)
1994 Best Actor Montréal World Film Festival Mesmer (1994)
1992 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
1992 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actor Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
1992 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year Close My Eyes (1991)
1991 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Actor Close My Eyes (1991)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast The Butler (2013) · Vanessa Redgrave
· Terrence Howard
· David Oyelowo
· Oprah Winfrey
· Michael James Madsen
· Minka Kelly
· Yaya DaCosta
· Mariah Carey
· Liev Schreiber
· Robin Williams
· Lenny Kravitz
· Jane Fonda
· Alex Pettyfer
· Forest Whitaker
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Butler (2013) · Mariah Carey
· John Cusack
· Jane Fonda
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Terrence Howard
· Lenny Kravitz
· James Marsden
· David Oyelowo
· Alex Pettyfer
· Vanessa Redgrave
· Liev Schreiber
· Forest Whitaker
· Robin Williams
· Oprah Winfrey
2012 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2012 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Supporting Actor Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2012 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor The Song of Lunch (2010)
2012 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) · Jim Broadbent
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Robbie Coltrane
· Tom Felton
· Rupert Grint
· Ralph Fiennes
· Michael Gambon
· Ciarán Hinds
· Jason Isaacs
· Matthew Lewis
· Evanna Lynch
· Kelly Macdonald
· Helen McCrory
· Daniel Radcliffe
· Maggie Smith
· David Thewlis
· Julie Walters
· Emma Watson
2011 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2011 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Supporting Actor Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2008 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) · Helena Bonham Carter
· Johnny Depp
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Laura Michelle Kelly
· Ed Sanders
· Timothy Spall
· Jamie Campbell Bower
· Jayne Wisener
2005 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Something the Lord Made (2004)
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Something the Lord Made (2004)
2004 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Grownup Love Story Love Actually (2003) · Emma Thompson
2004 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor Something the Lord Made (2004)
2004 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Something the Lord Made (2004)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Love Actually (2003) · Hugh Grant
· Colin Firth
· Sienna Guillory
· Liam Neeson
· Lulu Popplewell
· Emma Thompson
· Kris Marshall
· Heike Makatsch
· Martin Freeman
· Joanna Page
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Andrew Lincoln
· Keira Knightley
· Nina Sosanya
· Martine McCutcheon
· Laura Linney
· Thomas Brodie-Sangster
· Rodrigo Santoro
· Rowan Atkinson
· Claudia Schiffer
· Bill Nighy
· Gregor Fisher
· Rory MacGregor
· Carla Vasconcelos
· Shannon Elizabeth
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) · Kenneth Branagh
· John Cleese
· Robbie Coltrane
· Warwick Davis
· Richard Griffiths
· Rupert Grint
· Richard Harris
· Jason Isaacs
· Daniel Radcliffe
· Fiona Shaw
· Maggie Smith
· Julie Walters
· Emma Watson
2000 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Galaxy Quest (1999)
2000 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical Dogma (1999)
1999 Czech Lion Czech Lions Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film) The Winter Guest (1997)
1998 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Director The Winter Guest (1997)
1997 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Michael Collins (1996)
1997 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival The Winter Guest (1997)
1996 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Sense and Sensibility (1995) · Hugh Grant
· Emma Thompson
· Kate Winslet
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Sense and Sensibility (1995) · Emma Thompson
· Kate Winslet
· Hugh Grant
· Elizabeth Spriggs
· Gemma Jones
· Harriet Walter
· Emilie François
· Greg Wise
· Imogen Stubbs
1992 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
1992 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
1992 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2006 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Actor Snow Cake (2006)


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#Fact
1 Alice Through The Looking Glass was dedicated to his memory.
2 He has 69 credits as an actor. This is the same age when he died (69 years old).
3 His remains were cremated.
4 The seventieth Harry Potter film series cast member to die. He died a day before Roger Lloyd Pack's 2nd death anniversary, who also died from pancreatic cancer less than a month before his 70th birthday - just like Rickman.
5 Died 47 days before his 70th birthday.
6 In 1965, at the age of 19, Rickman met 18-year-old Rima Horton, who became his first girlfriend and would later be a Labour Party councillor on the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council (1986-2006) and an economics lecturer at the nearby Kingston University. They lived together from 1977 until his death. In 2015, Rickman confirmed that they had married in a private ceremony in New York City in 2012.
7 Played the lead in Theresa Rebeck's play "Seminar".
8 Although he played the Vicomte de Valmont on the West End and Broadway in the West End and Broadway productions of Dangerous Liaisons, he was unable to reprise his role in Dangerous Liaisons (1988), as he chose Die Hard (1988) instead. John Malkovich replaced him.
9 Was considered for the role of Bennett in Last Action Hero (1993), but he was deemed too expensive. The role went to Charles Dance. When he found out about this, he wore a t-shirt saying "I'm cheaper than Alan Rickman".
10 Auditioned for the role of Moff Jerjerrod in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).
11 Appears in the music video of the song "In Demand" by the band Texas.
12 Turned down the role of Jennings in On Deadly Ground (1994). The role went to Michael Caine.
13 Was considered to play Captain Hook in Peter Pan (2003). The role went to Jason Isaacs, with whom he co-stared in the Harry Potter movies.
14 Kevin Smith cast him in Dogma (1999) after he stated in an interview that Smith's Chasing Amy (1997) was one of his favourite movies of the year. Rickman's presence onset caused Jason Mewes, who was going through a drug problem at the time, to be on his best behaviour. He memorised not only his lines, but the entire script. In his own words, "I didn't want to piss off that Rickman dude".
15 Turned down the role of Alec Treveylan in GoldenEye (1995), because he was bored with playing villains. The role went to Sean Bean.
16 Was the first choice to play Sidney in Crimetime (1996), but the film's budget was too low to afford him. The role went to Pete Postlethwaite.
17 Two researchers, a linguist and a sound engineer, found "the perfect [male] voice" to be a combination of Rickman's and Jeremy Irons's voices based on a sample of 50 voices.
18 He married his girlfriend of 47 years Rima Horton in a private ceremony in New York.
19 The first film he ever saw was Swiss Family Robinson (1960) and the film that changed his life was Nashville (1975).
20 Worked with director Mike Newell twice: first in An Awfully Big Adventure (1995) and second in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
21 Worked with director Alfonso Cuarón twice: first in Fallen Angels: Murder, Obliquely (1993) and second in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).
22 Parents are Bernard Rickman and Margaret Doreen Rose.
23 Has English, Irish and Welsh ancestry.
24 Did not start acting until he was twenty-eight.
25 During his time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, he worked as a dresser for actors.
26 Attended the funeral of Natasha Richardson.
27 Voted #8 on Empire Online's list of 50 Sexiest Movie Men. 52% of readers voted that he should have been higher on the list. [October 2009]
28 Not long after he started to play Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), J.K. Rowling told Rickman some character secrets about Snape that would not be otherwise revealed until the last book. Most significantly, for over seven years, Rickman was one of the very few people other than Rowling to know that Snape had been in love with Lily Evans (later Potter) when they were students at Hogwarts, and both Snape's protection of and antagonism toward Harry came from that. Rowling said that she shared this information with Rickman because "he needed to understand, I think, and does completely understand and did completely understand where this bitterness towards this boy, who's living proof of [Lily's] preference for another man, came from." When the directors of the films would ask him why he was playing a scene a certain way, or delivering a line in a particular manner, Rickman would simply reply that he knew something they didn't.
29 Featured twice in Times Online's "The 50 Best Movie Villains" chart: had the 41st position for his role as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and the 10th as Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988).
30 Shared a house with Ruby Wax in London in the early 1980s.
31 Was best man at the wedding of Dexter Fletcher and Dalia Ibelhauptaite.
32 Chosen by Empire Magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#83) (2007).
33 For his death plunge down the side of the skyscraper in Die Hard (1988), he actually dropped 20 feet onto an airbag against a green screen. Director John McTiernan had to jump first to convince Rickman to do it.
34 Had cello lessons for his part in Truly Madly Deeply (1990), and while he handles the right (bowing) hand, the left hand is provided by a real cellist standing behind him with his arm through Alan Rickman's armpit.
35 For Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), he turned down the role of the Sheriff twice before he was told he could more or less have carte-blanche with his interpretation of the character.
36 The script of Galaxy Quest (1999) originally contained a mention of Alexander Dane having been knighted by Queen Elizabeth. He asked that this be changed because he believed it was inconsistent with the character, and all mentions of the knighting were removed. However, the character is still listed in the credits as "Sir Alexander Dane".
37 Angela Pell stated at the Berlinale Press Conference, that she wrote the role of Snow Cake (2006)'s Alex Hughes with him in mind. The character's name in the script was "Alan", and it was Rickman who suggested the change to Alex.
38 Read the script of Snow Cake (2006) and suggested Sigourney Weaver for the role of Linda, having worked with her on Galaxy Quest (1999). He even telephoned Weaver, and told her she had to read the script, as there was a role he felt she could play perfectly in it.
39 Was Richard Curtis' choice to play Charles in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Curtis was very hesitant in casting Hugh Grant as he had so wanted Rickman.
40 Godfather of Tom Burke.
41 Auditioned for Chris Barrie's character Rimmer in Red Dwarf (1988).
42 He is 11 years older than Timothy Spall, 12 years older than Adrian Rawlins and Gary Oldman, 17 years older than David Thewlis, and 21 years older than Geraldine Somerville. Nevertheless, the character that the six of them play in the Harry Potter films are meant to be contemporaries and former classmates.
43 Good friends with Sharman Macdonald.
44 Was twice nominated for an Laurence Olivier Award as Best Actor (Play): in 1987 for "Les Liaisons Dangereuses", and in 2002 for a revival of Noël Coward's "Private Lives".
45 Failed his California driving test at one point for "driving too cautiously through a green light".
46 Says Canada is like a second home.
47 Good friends with Adrienne Clarkson, Canada's former Governor General. Rickman visited Adrienne Clarkson's Ottawa, Ontario home in May 2005.
48 His portrayal of Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988) earned him a spot on the American Film Institute's list of the "100 Best Heroes/Villains" as the 46th best villain in film history.
49 Two of the Harry Potter films (so far) also feature Warwick Davis as Professor Flitwick. In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Rickman and Warwick Davis play the same role. Warwick Davis wore the robotic suit for Marvin, while Rickman provides the voice.
50 Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Play): in 1987 for "Les Liaisons Dangereuses", and in 2002 for a revival of Noël Coward's "Private Lives".
51 Was active in raising funds for the Labour Party.
52 Was voted #19 in Empire Magazine's Greatest Living Movie Stars over the age of 50.
53 In Die Hard (1988), he is seen firing a gun three times (in the scene where Gruber shoots Joseph Takagi in the head; in the atrium when Gruber realizes Holly is John's wife and the "shoot the glass" scene), due to his uncontrollable habit of flinching when the gun recoiled. In that scene he blinks just before the camera cuts.
54 For the shot where Hans Gruber falls from the top of the building in Die Hard (1988), was actually dropped by a stuntman from a 20-foot high model onto an air bag. To get a genuine surprised look, the stuntman dropped him on the count of two instead of three.
55 He was nominated for a 2001 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Private Lives" at the Albery Theatre.
56 He was nominated for a 2002 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor of 2001 for his performance in "Private Lives" at the Albery Theatre, London.
57 Was offered the role of Leonardo Leonardo in the 2000 cartoon based on Kevin Smith's film Clerks (1994). Originally, the character was modeled after Hans Gruber, but the design was changed upon Rickman's request. The studio decided not to go with Rickman, and the role went to Alec Baldwin.
58 Made Vice-Chairman of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2003.
59 While filming Die Hard (1988), was found proficient at mimicking American accents; a scene in which Hans Gruber and John McClane finally meet was then added to the script.
60 Is the second of four children; has an older brother, a younger brother, and a younger sister.
61 His father, Bernard Rickman, died when he was 8 years old.
62 Named Best Stage Actor for his role in the acclaimed revival of Noël Coward's "Private Lives" at The Variety Club Show Business Awards 2002.
63 Before becoming an actor, he studied graphic design at Chelsea College of Art and Design and at the Royal College of Art, forming a successful graphic design company, Graphiti, with several friends.
64 He became well-known to the American public with his performance as Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988).
65 Despite being author J.K. Rowling's first choice to play Snape in the Harry Potter films (she actually envisioned him when writing the character), he was only given the role in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) after Tim Roth (the studio's preferred choice) backed out to star in Planet of the Apes (2001).
66 Nominated for Tony Award as Best Actor for Broadway revival of Noël Coward's "Private Lives" in May 2002.
67 Although a highly successful film actor, he has frequently passed up film offers to return to the theater (A place and activity which he calls "magical" and his "first love".).
68 Has been in a relationship with Rima Horton since 1965. The pair share a home in London. Rima Horton has retired from her lecturing position, and lost her seat on the council she worked for in the local elections of May 2006.
69 Ranked #59 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
70 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#34) (1995).

#Quote
1 (On his role in Die Hard (1988)) "As far as I'm concerned, I'm not playing 'the villain.' I'm just playing somebody who wants certain things in life, has made certain choices, and goes after them."
2 I don't play villains, I play very interesting people.
3 The job of directing it is absolutely terrifying. But you realise you've learned so much down the line ... like Anthony [director Anthony Minghella]'s vulnerability on the set of Truly Madly Deeply (1990). He gathered all the actors together on day one and said: 'I have one word: help.' ... Ralph [actor and director Ralph Fiennes] gave me another piece of advice, which was, 'The danger of directing yourself is that you are embarrassed about going for another take.' [2015]
4 I've learned a lot working with Bruce [Bruce Willis] and Kevin [Kevin Costner]. I mean, I'm the one that's there to learn, actually, in that situation.
5 It's a great pleasure to me to work on film now as well as on the stage. But it is no soft option. It isn't easier. It's in many ways more difficult, and it's a different kind of a challenge. You have to think a lot quicker and be a lot more immediate. And watching Bruce [Bruce Willis] and Kevin [Kevin Costner] and Tom Selleck deal with that has been an education.
6 I approach every part I'm asked to do and decide to do from exactly the same angle: who is this person, what does he want, how does he attempt to get it, and what happens to him when he doesn't get it, or if he does?
7 I love America because whenever I go home -- there's something about England and coming from England -- but as soon as you walk down the steps of the plane you shrink. And you have to start saying "sorry" and being polite and curtsying and things like that... America just lets me be the klutz I really am.
8 Los Angeles is not a town full of airheads. There's a great deal of wonderful energy there.
9 If you spend any time in Los Angeles, there's only one topic of conversation.
10 On not being a father: I love to travel and I don't have children, so there is a certain freedom.
11 I do feel more myself in America. I can regress there, and they have roller-coaster parks.
12 I have a love-hate relationship with white silk.
13 On longtime partner Rima Horton: I think every relationship should be allowed to have its own rules. She's tolerant. She's incredibly tolerant. Unbelievably tolerant. Possibly a candidate for sainthood.
14 I do take my work seriously and the way to do that is not to take yourself too seriously.

#Trademark
1 Slow yet calm delivery
2 Often plays intimidating personalities
3 Often plays depressive intellectuals in heroic roles
4 Rich smooth voice

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