Alan Rickman Biography

Date of Birth: February 21, 1946 (71)
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male

An internationally-renowned actor of stage, screen and television, Alan Rickman returns to the Broadway stage for the first time since being nominated for a Tony Award for his acclaimed starring performance as Elyot in the 2002 production of Noel Coward's Private Lives. He previously made his Broadway debut and earned his first Tony Award nomination as Valmont in the 1987 U.S. premiere production of Les Liasions Dangereuses. On film, he is perhaps best known for his iconic performances as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise and Hans Gruber in the 1988 hit Die Hard, as well as award-winning roles in such films as Sense and Sensibility and, more recently, Sweeney Todd and Bottle Shock.

Alan Rickman Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

BroadwayWorld Awards - 2012 - Best Leading Actor in a Play
Alan Rickman, Seminar
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Alan Rickman, Seminar
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Alan Rickman, Private Lives
Olivier Awards - 2002 - Best Actor
Alan RickmanPrivate Lives
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Alan Rickman, Private Lives
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Alan Rickman , Les Liaisons Dangereuses