21 February: Remembering Alan Rickman on Birthday

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Alan Rickman

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Alan Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director. Known for his deep, languid voice, he trained at RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in London and became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), performing in modern and classical theatre productions.

Life and Career

He was born on 21 February 1946, in Hammersmith, London, England

Rickman began his career as a stage actor, working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and later becoming one of the founding members of the Royal Court Theatre. He made his film debut in 1988 in the role of Hans Gruber in the blockbuster movie “Die Hard,” which made him an international star. He later appeared in several critically acclaimed films, including “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Galaxy Quest,” and the Harry Potter series, where he played the role of Severus Snape.

Rickman was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August 2015 and passed away on 14 January 2016, at the age of 69.

Award and Legacy

Throughout his career, Rickman received numerous awards and nominations for his performances. He won a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in “Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny.” He also received an Emmy Award nomination for his performance in the TV movie “Something the Lord Made.”

Rickman’s legacy lives on through his impressive body of work in film, television, and theatre. He was known for his distinctive voice and commanding stage presence, which made him a sought-after performer. He also inspired and mentored many actors and directors, including Tom Hiddleston, who worked with him on the stage production of “The Children’s Monologues.” Rickman will always be remembered as one of the most talented and versatile actors of his generation.

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