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Alan Rickman

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman

Alan Rickman was an English actor and director. He was born in Acton, London to a working class family. His ancestry was English, Irish and Welsh. In 1995, he earned a Golden Globe Award.

Alan Rickman‘s father died when he was eight years old. His mother married again, but divorced his stepfather after three years. He excelled at calligraphy and watercolour painting. From Derwentwater Junior School he won a scholarship to Latymer Upper School in London, where he became involved in drama. After graduating from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art(RADA), he worked extensively with British repertory and experimental theatre groups in productions. In 1978, he performed with the Court Drama Group, gaining parts in Romeo and Juliet and A View from the Bridge, among other plays. His first big television part came in 1982.

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