Who doesn’t know “Severus Snape” in Harry Potter series? The resentful, most hated and unwanted character that before the ending; all viewers fell in love and adored him. Snape was well portrayed and just one of Alan Rickman’s notable-breathtaking performances. He is also known to be one of the Sexiest Man Alive.
Born as Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman on February 21, 1946 in Hammersmith, London – UK. His father died when he was 8 years old. Rickman was married just on 2012 in
with his long-time live-in partner Rima Horton. He does have 2 brothers and a younger sister. He attended elementary school at Derwentwater. He was a scholar in a secondary school Latymer. He then took Art and Design from Chelsea College and Royal College of Art. After graduating he and few of his friends established a design studio called “Graphiti.” He later decided to pursue his career in acting. As a start he sent a letter to Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to give him a chance to audition. He was given a chance and landed a place in RADA. He received the Emile Littler Prize for being the most promising actor, the prestigious Forbes Robertson Prize and also the Bancroft Gold Medal before leaving the said institution.
He first appeared as “Tybalt” in BBC Television Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in 1978. Emile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin, the TV-Episodes Shelly in 1980, followed by TV-Episodes Busted, a John le Carre novel – Smiley’s People and mini-series The Barchester Chronicles all in 1982. This was then followed in 1985 Return of the native Rickman as the narrator, mini-series Summer Season and Girls on Top series. His issue with a shoelace in his debut film “Die Hard: Return with a Vengeance” as Hans Gruber in 1988. He went back to mini-series after that movie. In 1991 he returned and one of the supporting roles in
: Prince of thieves with
was he won his Best Supporting Actor from BAFTA. In the same year he starred with
in the movie Close My Eyes. He appeared in an independent film titled Closet Land.
As he rose up on getting all major roles, he then made his critically acclaimed and as a Best Actor from Golden Globe, and outstanding actor from Emmy Awards, SAG Awards, Satellite Award for Best Actor, the character in a miniseries “Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny” with Sir Ian Mckellen. He appeared in other major roles with Liam neeson in Michael Collins, The Winter Guest with
, and more. He appeared as President Ronald Reagan in award winning “The Butler.” More upcoming movies like “
A Little Chaos
, Eye in the Sky with
, soon to be announced “The Parallel” and as a voice talent “Absolem” again in “
Alice Through the Looking Glass
He receive the awards for “MTV Favorite Character Portrayal,” “People’s Choice Award for Ensemble Movie Cast”, “San Diego Film Critic Society Best Ensemble Performance” Deathly Hallows Part 2 and “Scream Award for Best Ensemble” in Harry Potter’s Half-Blood Prince. Viewers say that he does have a peculiar way of acting and the way he delivers his scripts were so different. Not that many people know is that he had a speech disability and his lower jaw locks so tight that he almost doesn’t open his mouth while talking.