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Alan Rickman

Actor Alan Rickman
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Profession: Actor


Why Famous: Popularly known (esp. in the US) for playing the 'baddie' in Die Hard, he won a new audience in the Harry Potter movies.

Others remember Rickman for his archetypal Obediah Slope in the BBC version of the Barchester Chronicles.

Born: February 21, 1946
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: January 14, 2016 (aged 69)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1988-07-15 "Die Hard" directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman is released in the US
  • 2011-04-01 Alan Rickman's last performance in "Seminar" on Broadway

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