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Alan Rickman is an English actor and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in both modern and classical theater productions. Many consider his breakthrough performance to be his 1985 role as the Vicomte de Valmont in the play Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman is well known for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series.
Some of his other notable film roles include Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply, Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility, Harry in Love Actually, and P. L. O'Hara in An Awfully Big Adventure. More recently, he played Judge Turpin in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. In 1995, he was awarded the Golden Globe, Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Rasputin in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny.
Alan is the recipient of a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
He died January 14, 2016 in London, England after a battle with cancer.
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