Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was born on February 21, 1946 in the city of Hammersmith near London in the family of an ordinary factory worker and housewife.
At 8 years old, the boy suffered a tragic loss – his father died. The mother was left alone with four children. Alan lived with his stepfather for several years, but his second marriage soon broke up. The boy studied hard, as he understood that he had no one to count on in this life – the Rickmans lived more than modestly. In the end, Alan’s diligence achieved results – he received a scholarship to study at the prestigious London Latymer School. There he first came out on the stage of the school theater. However, for a long time he did not allow himself to think that he could become an actor, this profession was too unreliable. First, Rickman studied at the School of Art and Design in Chelsea, and then at the Royal College of Art. After studying, the young man worked as a designer in a London newspaper, and then, together with friends, opened a design studio in Soho. However, the case was disastrous and did not bring income. At the age of 26, Alan Rickman realized that you could not escape fate and decided to try to become an actor. First of all, he entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, again demonstrating the miracles of diligence, as he managed to get several awards for productions and a royal scholarship. Alan Rickman very successfully performed in the theater, one of the iconic roles for him was the character of Viscount de Valmont in the staging of the novel “Dangerous Communications”. The performance was on Broadway, and once the producers of the movie “Die Hard” (1988), excited by his brilliant game, dropped in to Rickman after the performance. So easily, the actor got the leading role of a villain in a major Hollywood action movie with Bruce Willis. This film opened the gate for the British not only in English but also in American paintings. One of the successful works was his participation in the drama Anthony Mingela “True, Madly, Deeply” (1990), where his hero tries to cope with the death of his beloved. In 1991, Rickman played another villain in the film “Robin Hood: The Prince of Thieves”, for which he received a BAFTA award from the British Film Academy. In 1995, Rickman shone as Colonel Brandon in the popular film Reason and Feelings, an adaptation of Jay Austen’s novel. A year later, he played the main role in the film “Rasputin”, for which he received the Golden Globe and Emmy. At the age of 50, Rickman tried himself in the directorial field, staging the play “The Winter Guest” based on the play by Sharman MacDonald, and then making the film. The film received two prestigious awards at the Venice Film Festival in 1997. The actor caught up in world popularity at the age of 55 after the first film about the young wizard and the unusual Hogguards school based on the novel by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) appeared on the screens. Alan Rickman got the role of an evil professor after Tim Roth abandoned her. Rickman played in all the triumphant sequels of the Potterians, gaining millions of fans around the world.
In 2007, he played a judge in Tim Burton’s movie Sweeney Todd, a Demon Hairdresser from Flynn Street.
Alan Rickman is often called “The Voice” for his impressive timbre, or perhaps because he played the role of the Voice of God in the film “Dogma” (1999). In 2012, the actor was busy on the set of the film “Butler” (2013), where he first played the role of president – Ronald Reagan. The 66-year-old actor is single and has no children; he lives in a civil marriage with Rimma Horton in London.
1997 Winter guest
2015The All-Seeing Eye
2014 Versailles novel
2011 [4k] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
2010 [4k] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
2010 Alice in Wonderland
2009 [4k] Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2007 [4k] Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2007 Sweeney Todd, a demon barber from Fleet Street
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2006 Snow Cake
2006 Perfumer: The Story of a Killer
2005 [4k] Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2005 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
2003Real LoveWatch Online
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2002 [4k] Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
1999 The Search for the Galaxy Watch Online
1998 Dark Harbor
1997 Winter guest
1996 Michael Collins