February 21, 1946
Jan 14, 2016 (age 69)
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.
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.
He met Rima Elizabeth Horton in 1965 and married her in 2012.
He played Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise opposite Daniel Radcliffe.
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone