Alan Rickman (Read by of The Return of the Native)
He displayed a talent for self parody in the sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest as a Shakespearean actor who is humiliated by his fame as a space alien on a cheesy TV show. Alan Rickman. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. Written By: Melinda C.
Born February 21, , in West London, England, Alan Rickman showed an early penchant for the performing arts. He cut his teeth as an actor in , when .
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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman
His father died when Rickman was eight, leaving his mother to raise Alan and his three siblings. - From Wikipedia :. Rickman was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company performing in both modern and classical theatre productions.
His first big television role came in , but his big break was as the Vicomte de Valmont in the RSC stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in , and after the production transferred to Broadway in he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman gained further notice for his film performances as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series. Rickman died of pancreatic cancer on 14 January at age According to Paton, the family was "rehoused by the council and moved to an Acton estate to the west of Wormwood Scrubs Prison , where his mother struggled to bring up four children on her own by working for the Post Office. Before Rickman met Rima Horton at age 19, he stated that his first crush was at 10 years old on a girl named Amanda at his school's sports day. Rickman played a wide range of roles. Every sneer, every eye-roll, every flourish of splenetic exasperation is a joy to behold.
Sign in. Alan Rickman had an older brother David , a younger brother Michael , and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old, his father died. He attended Latymer Upper School on a scholarship. He opened a successful graphic design business, Graphiti, with friends and ran it for several years before his love of theatre led him to seek an audition with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art RADA. At the relatively late age of 26, Rickman received a scholarship to RADA, which started a professional acting career that has lasted nearly 40 years, a career which has spanned stage, screen and television, and overlapped into directing, as well.