Alan Rickman

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Alan Rickman
Born Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman
21 February 1946 (1946-02-21) (age 68)
Hammersmith, London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978-present

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born February 21, 1946)[1] is an English actor and theater director. He is a well known stage actor in modern and classical productions and he used to be a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Rickman is known for being in movies.

Personal life[change | change source]

Rickman was born on February 21, 1946 in Hammersmith, London, England. He studied in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Rickman has been partners with Rima Horton since 1965. He lives in London and in Los Angeles, California.

Movie roles[change | change source]

Harry Potter[change | change source]

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Sorcerer's Stone) he portrays a bad guy who hates Harry. It doesn't matter though because Harry hates him back. Severus hated James Potter, Harry's father, because he took Lily from him, this is another reason he hates Harry so much because he looks like his father. However, in Deathly Hallows Part 2 we discover that Snape is in fact a hero. He sacrifices himself to save the wizarding world. Harry recognises this and names a child after him in honour of his braveness.

References[change | change source]

  1. Solway, Diane (August 1991). "Profile: Alan Rickman". European Travel and Life. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007. http://www.alan-rickman.com/articles/profile.html. Retrieved 3 October 2007.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Alan Rickman at Wikimedia Commons