Alan Rickman

Movie Actor

Birthday February 21, 1946

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace London, England

DEATH DATE Jan 14, 2016 (69)

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Played Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies and Hans Gruber in the original Die Hard film. He earned a Tony Award nomination for his breakthrough role in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. He also portrayed Ronald Reagan in The Butler and appeared as Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  

Before Fame

After graduating from the Royal College of Art, he and a group of his friends founded a graphic design studio called Graphiti. He made his film debut as Tybalt in the 1987 BBC film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. 


He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. 

Family Life

He met Rima Elizabeth Horton in 1965 and married her in 2012. 

Associated With

He played Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise opposite Daniel Radcliffe


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