Alan Rickman was an English actor and director who was born on February 21, 1946

Alan Rickman's acting career began in the late 1970s when he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in England. 

Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Harry in Love Actually

Best Films Alan Rickman 

His breakout role as the villainous Hans Gruber in the action film "Die Hard" (1988). 

His portrayal of Professor Snape in the "Harry Potter" film series that brought him international fame and acclaim.

Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (1987)

Major Awards & Nominations

Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for "Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny" (1997) 

BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1992)

Before pursuing a career in acting, Rickman worked as a graphic designer and even opened his own design studio in London.

Before Film Career

Rickman was known for his distinctive voice, and was often asked to provide voiceovers for documentaries and commercials.

Rickman was a talented musician, and played the cello and the guitar.