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Alan Rickman

Actor-director

Born - 21 February 1946, Acton, London, England
Died - 14 January 2016

Tall, light-haired English actor with cracklingly condescending tones and splendidly supercilous sneer, a formidable leading character player who made no films until his early forties, but quickly established himself in movies after his distinctive appearance as the villainous Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988). Films dominated his previously theatre-oriented career after that: The January Man (1989), Truly Madly Deeply (1990), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Bob Roberts (1992), Mesmer (1994), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Michael Collins (1996), The Winter Guest (1997), Judas Kiss (1998), Galaxy Quest (1999), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001, and all subsequent Potter films), Love Actually (2003), the voice of Marvin in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Bottle Shock (2008), the voice of the Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland (2010), Gambit (2012), The Butler (2013), A Promise (2013), A Little Chaos (2014), Eye in the Sky (2015) and the Caterpillar's voice again in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), his last. He also directed The Winter Guest and A Little Chaos. He married Rima Horton, his partner of 40 years, in 2012. He died from cancer.