Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman

Highest Rated: 97% Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Lowest Rated: 7% CBGB (2013)

Birthday: Feb 21, 1946

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK

Effortlessly urbane British actor Alan Rickman enjoyed a distinguished stage career with the Royal Shakespeare Company prior to winning international acclaim in dozens of film and television projects. Following years of work on U.K. television, the actor was instantly entered into the pantheon of all-time movie villains with his portrayal of German terrorist Hans Gruber in the action classic "Die Hard" (1988). Roles like the scheming Sheriff of Nottingham in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991) may have threatened to typecast the award-winning actor, although his romantic lead in "Sense and Sensibility" (1995) convinced audiences of his versatility. Offering further proof, Rickman won an Emmy for his portrayal of the mad Russian monk in the acclaimed biopic "Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny" (HBO, 1996), followed by sardonically comic turns in Kevin Smith's controversial "Dogma" (1999) and the sci-fi spoof "Galaxy Quest" (1999). The role of a lifetime came Rickman's way when he played the morally ambiguous wizard Professor Severus Snape for the first time in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001) and all seven blockbuster sequels. He charmed in real world fare amidst ensemble casts in efforts like "Love Actually" (2003) and became a go-to talent for director Tim Burton in the hits "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007) and "Alice in Wonderland" (2010). He also directed and co-wrote two films, "The Winter Guest" (1997) and "A Little Chaos" (2015). Rickman's exquisite voice, dramatic command, and languid, cool presence made him a national treasure in his homeland, as well as an honored guest on American screens. Alan Rickman died of cancer in London on January 14, 2016. He was 69.

Highest rated movies

Sense and Sensibility Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Eye in the Sky Die Hard
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Galaxy Quest
The Search for John Gissing
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire




28% 48% Alice Through the Looking Glass Blue Caterpillar (Voice) $77.0M 2016
95% 82% Eye in the Sky Lieutenant General Frank Benson (Character) $18.7M 2015
49% 49% The King's Gardens King Louis XIV (Character),
$551.6K 2014
13% 23% A Promise Karl Hoffmeister (Character) - 2013
7% 43% CBGB Hilly Kristal (Character) - 2013
72% 78% Lee Daniels' The Butler Ronald Reagan (Character) $116.6M 2013
18% 24% Gambit Shabandar (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy in the Bubble Narrator - 2011
96% 89% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Severus Snape (Character) $381.0M 2011
77% 70% The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest Noel Odell (Voice) $873.6K 2010
51% 55% Alice in Wonderland The Caterpillar (Voice) $334.2M 2010
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Prof. Severus Snape (Character) $295.0M 2010
84% 78% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Severus Snape (Character) $302.0M 2009
48% 58% Bottle Shock Steven Spurrier (Character) $4.0M 2008
26% 44% Nobel Son Eli Michaelson (Character) $333.9K 2007
86% 81% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Judge Turpin (Character) $52.9M 2007
78% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Severus Snape (Character) $292.0M 2007
64% 86% Snow Cake Alex Hughes (Character) $26.0K 2006
59% 74% Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Antoine (Character) $2.2M 2006
88% 74% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Severus Snape (Character) $290.0M 2005
60% 65% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Marvin the Paranoid Android (Voice) $51.0M 2005
No Score Yet 93% Something the Lord Made Dr. Alfred Blalock (Character) - 2004
90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Professor Snape (Character) $249.4M 2004
No Score Yet 100% Peace One Day Unknown (Character) - 2004
64% 72% Love Actually Harry (Character) $59.4M 2003
82% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Professor Severus Snape (Character) $262.0M 2002
81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Professor Snape (Character) $317.9M 2001
19% 55% Blow Dry Phil (Character) $637.8K 2001
89% 81% The Search for John Gissing Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 94% Beckett on Film Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 47% Help! I'm a Fish Joe (Voice) - 2000
90% 79% Galaxy Quest Sir Alexander Dane/Dr. Lazarus (Character) $71.4M 1999
67% 85% Dogma Metatron (Character) $30.7M 1999
43% 46% Judas Kiss Detective David Friedman (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 61% Dark Harbor David Weinberg (Character) - 1998
65% 75% The Winter Guest Director,
$849.3K 1997
78% 84% Michael Collins Eamon de Valera (Character) $11.1M 1996
No Score Yet 79% Rasputin Grigori Rasputin (Character) - 1996
36% 56% An Awfully Big Adventure P.L. O'Hara (Character) $258.0K 1995
97% 90% Sense and Sensibility Col. Christopher Brandon (Character) $42.0M 1995
No Score Yet 57% Mesmer Franz Anton Mesmer (Character) - 1994
67% 56% Close My Eyes Sinclair (Character) - 1991
52% 72% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Sheriff of Nottingham (Character) $165.1M 1991
74% 88% Truly, Madly, Deeply Jamie (Character) $1.5M 1991
44% 86% Closet Land Interrogator (Character) $225.7K 1991
56% 73% Quigley Down Under Elliott Marston (Character) $20.1M 1990
No Score Yet 33% Slime City Horace (Character) - 1988
24% 28% The January Man Ed (Character) $4.3M 1988
94% 94% Die Hard Hans Gruber (Character) $81.0M 1988
No Score Yet 73% Romeo and Juliet Tybalt (Character) - 1978


No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
No Score Yet 54% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2012
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill King Philip (Guest Voice) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls on Top Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shelley Clive (Character) 1980