|Birthplace:||Hammersmith, London, England|
|Birthdate:||21 February 1946|
|Films appeared in:||Die Hard|
Alan Rickman (born February 21 1946; passed away January 14, 2016) is an internationally reknown actor, made famous by his role in the original Die Hard, as the villain, Hans Gruber. His mysterious and complex performance was praised and is now one of his most popular roles.
He is also well known for playing Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series.
Rickman also portrayed the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (with Morgan Freeman) and the historical figure Éamon de Valera in Michael Collins (with Liam Neeson). He also appeared in Quigley Down Under, Truly Madly Deeply, Sense and Sensibility, Rasputin (where he got awards, nominations and praise as the title character), Judas Kiss, Dogma, Galaxy Quest, Blow Dry, Love Actually (again with Neeson), Something the Lord Made, Bottle Shock, Lee Daniel's The Butler (with Forest Whitaker and Cuba Gooding Jr.) and CBGB.