Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 15, 2023

Date of Birth

21 / February / 1946


78 Years


Actor Director

Alan Rickman’s Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family, and Biography

Alan Rickman was born on 21 February 1946, Alan Rickman was 69 years old in 2016. He spent his childhood in a prosperous Christian family in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom. As an English national, he adhered to the Catholic-Methodist faith.


Alan Rickman was the child of Bernard William Rickman and Margaret Doreen Rose Bartlett. Bernard William Rickman worked as a Factory Worker, while his mother, Margaret Doreen Rose Bartlett, was a housewife. Additionally, he had three siblings, two brothers named Michael Rickman and David Rickman, and a sister named Sheila Rickman. Alan Rickman was married to Rima Horton, a well-known former Labour Party councilor from England.

Bernard Rickman Alan Rickman Father

Bernard Rickman Alan Rickman Father

Margaret Doreen Rose Bartlett Alan Rickman Mother

Margaret Doreen Rose Bartlett Alan Rickman Mother

Michael Rickman Alan Rickman Brother

Michael Rickman Alan Rickman Brother

Sheila Rickman Alan Rickman Sister

Sheila Rickman Alan Rickman Sister

Rima Horton Alan Rickman Wife

Rima Horton Alan Rickman Wife

Alan Rickman Childhood Pic

Alan Rickman Childhood Pic

Early Life

Sidney, Alan On February 21st, 1946, Alan Rickman was born in the Acton district of London. He watched his father die of cancer when he was eight years old and was raised by working-class parents and three siblings amid the rubble of World War II.


Alan Rickman received his early education at West Acton First School and Derwentwater Primary School, both located in Acton. Later, he attended Latymer Upper School in London, where he became interested in drama. He was able to pursue his passion for acting thanks to the Direct Grant system. After completing his secondary education, Rickman enrolled at Chelsea College of Art and Design, where he studied from 1965 to 1968. He continued his education at the Royal College of Art, where he completed his studies in 1970.

Personal Life

Alan Rickman met Rima Horton when he was 19 years old and they remained together until his passing. They shared a home from 1977 but only got married secretly in 2012 in New York City. The couple did not have any children.


Alan Rickman began his acting career by playing the role of Tybalt in a BBC series adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. He later portrayed Sherlock Holmes in the 1976 theatrical production of Sherlock Holmes and appeared in The Devil is an Ass as Wittipol from 1976 to 1977.

In 1978, Rickman played Tybalt again in a television production of Romeo and Juliet. Additionally, he acted in the films Judas Kiss as Detective David Friedman and Dark Harbor as David Weinberg that year. He also appeared in theatrical productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost as Boyet, Captain Swing as Farquarson, and The Tempest as Ferdinand in the same year.

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Title Roles Year
A Big Adventure P. L. O’Hara 1995
A Little Chaos King Louis XIV 2014
A Promise Karl Hoffmeister 2013
Alice in Wonderland Absolem The Caterpillar 2010
Alice Through the Looking Glass Absolem The Caterpillar 2016
Blow Dry Phil Allen 2001
Bob Roberts Lukas Hart III 1992
Bottle Shock Steven Spurrier 2008
CBGB Hilly Kristal 2013
Close My Eyes Sinclair / Natalie’s husband 1991
Closet Land Interrogator 1991
Dark Harbor David Weinberg 1998
Die Hard Hans Gruber 1988
Dogma Metatron 1999
Dust Todd 2013
Eye in the Sky Lieutenant General Frank Benson 2015
Galaxy Quest Alexander Dane 1999
Gambit Lord Shahbandar 2012
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Professor Severus Snape 2002
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Professor Severus Snape 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Professor Severus Snape 2011
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Professor Severus Snape 2005
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Severus Snape 2009
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Professor Severus Snape 2007
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Professor Severus Snape 2001
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Professor Severus Snape 2004
Help! I’m a Fish Joe 2000
Judas Kiss Detective David Friedman 1998
Love Actually Harry 2003
Mesmer Franz Anton Mesmer 1994
Michael Collins Éamon de Valera 1996
Nobel Son Eli Michaelson 2007
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Richis 2006
Play Man 2001
Portraits in Dramatic Time Himself 2011
Quigley Down Under Elliot Marston 1990
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Sheriff of Nottingham 1991
Sense and Sensibility Colonel Brandon 1995
Snow Cake Alex Hughes 2006
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Judge Turpin 2007
The Boy in the Bubble Narrator 2011
The Butler Ronald Reagan 2013
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Marvin the Paranoid Android 2005
The January Man Ed 1989
The Search for John Gissing John Gissing 2001
The Wildest Dream Noel Odell 2010
The Winter Guest Man in street 1997
Truly, Madly, Deeply Jamie 1991


Title Role Notes Year
Romeo and Juliet Tybalt BBC Television Shakespeare 1978
Thérèse Raquin Vidal 3 episodes 1980
Shelley Clive Episode: “Nowt So Queer” 1980
Busted Simon Television film 1982
Smiley’s People Mr. Brownlow 1 episode 1982
The Barchester Chronicles Obadiah Slope 5 episodes 1982
Summer Season Croop Episode: “Pity in History” 1985
Girls on Top Dmitri / RADA 3 episodes 1985
Revolutionary Witness Jacques Roux Television short 1989
ScreenPlay Israel Yates Episode: “The Spirit of Man” 1989
Fallen Angels Dwight Billings Episode: “Murder, Obliquely” 1993
Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny Grigori Rasputin Television film 1996
Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings Captain George Fallon Sketch: Plots and Proposals 2000
King of the Hill King Philip Voice, Episode: “Joust Like a Woman” 2002
Something the Lord Made Dr. Alfred Blalock Television film 2004
The Song of Lunch He   2010

Video Games

Title Voice Year
The Space Bar My Parker / Ty Parker 1997


Title Roles Year
Antony and Cleopatra Mark Antony 1998
As You Like It Jaques 1985
Bad Language Bob 1983
Captain Swing Farquharson 1978
Commitments Unknown 1980
Creditors Director 2008
Hamlet Hamlet 1992
John Gabriel Borkman John Gabriel Borkman 2010–2011
Les Liaisons Dangereuses Le Vicomte de Valmont 1985
Les Liaisons Dangereuses Le Vicomte de Valmont 1986
Les Liaisons Dangereuses Le Vicomte de Valmont 1987
Love’s Labour’s Lost Boyet 1978
Mephisto Hendrik Hofgen 1986
My Name is Rachel Corrie Director and Editor 2006
Private Lives Elyot Chase 2001–2002
Seminar Leonard 2011–2012
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 1976
Tango at the End of Winter Sei 1991
The Devil is an Ass Wittipol 1976–1977
The Grass Widow Dennis 1983
The Seagull Mr. Aston 1981
The Tempest Ferdinand 1978
The Winter Guest Director 1995
Troilus and Cressida Achilles 1985


Yes, that is correct. Alan Rickman passed away on January 14, 2016, from pancreatic cancer. His death was confirmed by his family on January 14. On February 3, 2016, a private funeral was held, and Rickman was cremated at West London Crematorium in Kensal Green.

Net Worth

At the time of his death in 2016, Alan Rickman’s net worth was estimated to be around $16 million.

Alan Rickman’s Last Words

According to Reddit, the purported final words of Alan Rickman before his death were “To the window, to the wall, To the sweat drop down my balls.”

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Hammersmith London United Kingdom
Children Not Yet Update
Eye Color Light brown
Hair Color Light brown
Height In CM 184 CM
Height In Meter 1.84 M
Nationality British
Parents Father: Bernard Rickman
Mother: Margaret Doreen Rose Bartlett
Profession Actor Director
Siblings Brothers: David Rickman, Michael Rickman
Sister: Sheila Rickman
Spous Rima Horton
Weight 82 Kg
180 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Pisces


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