Alan Rickman Biography
Alan Rickman born Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman, on 21st February 1946 in Acton, London, United Kingdom was an actor and director. He passed on on 14th January 2016 due to pancreatic cancer.
Alan Rickman Age
He was born on 21st February 1946.
Alan Rickman Family
Rickman was born in Hammersmith, West London to a working-class family, the son of Margaret Doreen Rose and Bernard William Rickman. Rickman’s mother was a housewife and his father was a factory worker, house painter and decorator, and former World War II aircraft fitter. His ancestry was English, Irish and Welsh; his father was Catholic and his mother a Methodist. Rickman’s family also included brothers David and Michael, and sister Sheila.
Alan Rickman Wife
In 1965, at age 19, Rickman met 18-year-old Rima Horton, who became his 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. In 2015, Rickman confirmed that they had
married in a private ceremony in New York City in 2012.
Alan Rickman Children
Alan Rickman has no children.
Alan Rickman Movies
- 1988: Die Hard
- 2003: Love Actually
- 1991: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- 1995: Sense and Sensibility
- 1999: Galaxy Quest
- 2001: Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone
- 2007: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
- 2014: A Little Chaos
- 1990: Truly, Madly, Deeply
- 1999: Dogma
- 2015: Eye In The Sky
- 2010: Alice in Wonderland
- 2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
- 2010: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
- 2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- 2016: Alice Through the Looking Glass
- 2009: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- 2006: Snow Cake
- 1990: Quigley Down Under
- 2008: Bottle Shock
- 2005: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
- 1997: The Winter Guest
- 2005: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- 2006: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
- 2013: The Butler
- 1996: Michael Collins
- 2013: CBGB
- 2002: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- 2007: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- 1991: Close My Eyes
- 1995: An Awfully Big Adventure
- 2004: Something the Lord Made
- 2007: Nobel Son
- 1991: Closet Land
- 2001: Blow Dry
- 2012: Gambit
- 1992: Bob Roberts
- 2013: A Promise
- 1989: The January Man
- 1996: Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny
- 1998: Dark Harbor
- 2010: The Song of Lunch
- 1998: Judas Kiss
- 2001: The Search for John Gissing
- 2000: Help! I’m a Fish
- 1994: Mesmer
- 2010: The Wildest Dream
- 2011: The Boy in the Bubble
- 2002: Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film
- 2004: Unforgivable Blackness
- 2009: Sonnet Number 12
Alan Rickman Net Worth
Alan Rickman was an English actor who had a net worth of $16 million.
Alan Rickman Last Movie
His last movie was Eye in the Sky, it was released on 15th April 2016 and was dedicated to his memory
Alan Rickman Die Hard
He played Hans Gruber in Die Hard; Bruce Willis plays a New York cop visiting his estranged wife at her office in the fictional Nakatomi Plaza, in Los Angeles. Their reunion,during a Christmas party, is spoiled by the arrival of Gruber and his goons, who initially appear to be terrorists, but whose real motive is more simple: money, six hundred and forty million dollars of it. Gruber takes everyone hostage, and only Willis remains at large in the building, left to foil the bad guy’s plans.
Alan Rickman Cancer – Alan Rickman Death
In August 2015, Rickman suffered a minor stroke, which led to the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. He
concealed the fact that he had terminal cancer from all but his closest confidants.He died on 14th January 2016.
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Alan Rickman Nearly Turned Down His Career-Defining ‘Die Hard’ Role
Updated On: 19th July 2018
He’s remembered fondly as one of film’s all-time greatest actors. But it may surprise you to learn that the late, great Alan Rickman almost turned down the role that ended up jump-starting his Hollywood career.
The English star cemented his name as one of the greatest movie villains in history with his award-winning portrayal of jet black-haired potions professor, Severus Snape, in the Harry Potter series. However, it was his part in Die Hard that got the ball rolling.
Rickman bowled audiences over with his acting work as German criminal mastermind, Hans Gruber, in the 1988 action classic. But incredibly, he almost didn’t take the role.
Rickman had only been in LA for two days when he received the movie’s script and as he recalled during a speech at a BAFTA celebration of his work, he wasn’t exactly blown away at first.
Rickman said: “I didn’t know anything about LA. I didn’t know anything about the film business … I’d never made a film before, but I was extremely cheap.”
However, after reading the script, his initial response was: “What the hell is this? I’m not doing an action movie.
“Agents and people said: ‘Alan, you don’t understand, this doesn’t happen. You’ve only been in L.A. two days, and you’ve been asked to do this film.’ ”
The star, who was 41 years old at the time, was sceptical at first but after a thorough read he was eventually won over by the wit of the script and the progressive casting and storyline.
“Every single black character in that film is positive and highly intelligent,” he said. “So, 28 years ago, that’s quite revolutionary, and quietly so.”
Despite Die Hard being his first Hollywood film, Rickman was still bold enough to make suggestions and voice opinions about the script and production.
He was the one who decided it would be more interesting for Gruber to wear a suit and brazenly left notes saying so on producer Joel Silver’s desk.
“I got Joel saying, ‘Get the hell out of here, you’ll wear what you’re told’. But when I came back, I was handed a new script. It showed that it pays to have a little bit of theatre training.”
Although he says he was nervous around the guns at first – “If you look carefully, you’ll see me blinking,” he said – Rickman quickly settled into playing a sneering, psychotic terrorist.
“It is shocking how thrilling it is to shoot a machine gun, that I discovered.”
Die Hard is now regarded as a genre-defining movie and one of the highlights of Rickman’s career. And to think, it almost could have been so different.
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