Alan Rickman

1946 - 2016

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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director. Known for his distinctive deep, languid voice, he trained at RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in London and became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), performing in modern and classical theatre productions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Rickman has received more than 38,852,662 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Alan Rickman is the 47th most popular actor (down from 42nd in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 88th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Actor.

Alan Rickman is most famous for playing the role of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films.

Memorability Metrics

  • 39M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 75.10

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 82

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.86

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Alan Rickman ranks 47 out of 13,578Before him are Marcello Mastroianni, Nicolas Cage, Vin Diesel, Shah Rukh Khan, Claudia Cardinale, and Debbie Reynolds. After him are Jack Nicholson, James Dean, Asta Nielsen, Chuck Norris, Katharine Hepburn, and Dustin Hoffman.

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Among people born in 1946, Alan Rickman ranks 10Before him are Freddie Mercury, Cher, George W. Bush, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Sonia Gandhi, and Bill Clinton. After him are Demis Roussos, Ted Bundy, Patti Smith, Gerard 't Hooft, Bon Scott, and Jane Birkin. Among people deceased in 2016, Alan Rickman ranks 9Before him are Johan Cruyff, Shimon Peres, Umberto Eco, Bud Spencer, David Bowie, and Debbie Reynolds. After him are Bhumibol Adulyadej, Leonard Cohen, Zaha Hadid, Imre Kertész, Dario Fo, and Andrzej Wajda.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Rickman ranks 85 out of 8,785Before him are George VI (1895), Elton John (1947), J. M. W. Turner (1775), Edward VI of England (1537), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), and Edward I of England (1239). After him are Mary Shelley (1797), George Harrison (1943), Henry VII of England (1457), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), John Napier (1550), and Nicholas Winton (1909).

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Among actors born in United Kingdom, Alan Rickman ranks 5Before him are Charlie Chaplin (1889), Anthony Hopkins (1937), Richard Burton (1925), and Sean Connery (1930). After him are Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Christopher Lee (1922), Liam Neeson (1952), Ian McKellen (1939), Maggie Smith (1934), Roger Moore (1927), and Michael Caine (1933).

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