Alan Rickman Early Life and Education
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was born on February 21, 1946, in Hammersmith, London, England. He was the second of four children born to Margaret Doreen Rose, a housewife, and Bernard William Rickman, a factory worker. Rickman’s family was not financially stable, and his father passed away when he was just eight years old. After his father’s death, his mother struggled to make ends meet, and the family moved to different areas of London frequently.
Rickman attended Derwentwater Primary School in Acton, London, and later went to Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith, where he developed an interest in drama. He was a talented artist and excelled in calligraphy, but his true passion was acting. After completing his secondary education, Rickman attended Chelsea College of Art and Design and later went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) to pursue his acting career.
Alan Rickman Family Life
Alan Rickman was married to Rima Horton, his longtime partner, in 2012. They had been together for over fifty years before tying the knot in a private ceremony in New York. Rickman and Horton did not have any children together.
Alan Rickman Career
Alan Rickman started his career as a stage actor in the late 1970s, performing with various theater companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Court Theatre. He made his screen debut in 1982 with the television series “Smiley’s People” and went on to star in several television shows and films.
Rickman’s breakthrough role came in 1988 when he portrayed the villainous Hans Gruber in the blockbuster action movie “Die Hard,” starring Bruce Willis. His portrayal of Gruber was widely praised, and he became a household name overnight. Rickman went on to star in several successful movies, including “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “Sense and Sensibility,” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
In addition to his acting career, Rickman was also a skilled director and producer. He directed and starred in the 1997 film “The Winter Guest,” and produced several other films and stage productions throughout his career.
Alan Rickman Net Worth
Alan Rickman’s net worth was estimated to be around $16 million at the time of his death in 2016. He had earned his fortune through his successful acting career and his work as a director and producer.