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.
- 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