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Alan Rickman

1946 - 2016

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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was a British actor and director. Known for his deep, languid voice, he trained at 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 30,585,992 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia. Alan Rickman is the 42nd most popular actor (up from 59th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 110th in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Actor.

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

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  • 80

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  • 7.04

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  • 4.74

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Among actors, Alan Rickman ranks 42 out of 9,996Before him are Yul Brynner, Claudia Cardinale, Roger Moore, Maggie Smith, Chuck Norris, and Meryl Streep. After him are Anthony Quinn, Michael Douglas, Debbie Reynolds, Ingrid Bergman, Gina Lollobrigida, and Marcello Mastroianni.

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Among people born in 1946, Alan Rickman ranks 10Before him are Cher, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and Ted Bundy. After him are Demis Roussos, Gianni Versace, Sonia Gandhi, David Lynch, Charlotte Rampling, and Bon Scott. Among people deceased in 2016, Alan Rickman ranks 8Before him are Fidel Castro, Umberto Eco, Johan Cruyff, Bud Spencer, David Bowie, and Leonard Cohen. After him are Debbie Reynolds, Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, and Dario Fo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Rickman ranks 88 out of 7,765Before him are Roger Moore (1927), Maggie Smith (1934), Elton John (1947), Edward Heath (1916), Edward I of England (1239), and Edward V of England (1470). After him are Roger Bacon (1220), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Walter Scott (1771), Guy Fawkes (1570), Robert Owen (1771), and Edward VIII (1894).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Alan Rickman ranks 7Before him are Charlie Chaplin (1889), Anthony Hopkins (1937), Sean Connery (1930), Richard Burton (1925), Roger Moore (1927), and Maggie Smith (1934). After him are Ian McKellen (1939), Liam Neeson (1952), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Cary Grant (1904), and Christopher Lee (1922).

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