Alan Rickman

1946 - 2016

Alan Rickman

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director. Known for his languid tone and delivery, Rickman's signature sound was the result of a speech impediment when he could not move his lower jaw properly as a child. 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 22,164,286 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 106th most popular actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 22M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 70.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 75

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Alan Rickman ranks 105 out of 8,832Before him are Jean-Claude Van Damme, Gary Cooper, Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Jean Marais, and Jean Gabin. After him are Clark Gable, Yves Montand, Christopher Lloyd, Jean Renoir, Sigourney Weaver, and Tony Curtis.

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Among people born in 1946, Alan Rickman ranks 15Before him are Demis Roussos, George Best, Patti Smith, Ted Bundy, Bon Scott, and Gianni Versace. After him are David Lynch, Tommy Lee Jones, Charlotte Rampling, Elfriede Jelinek, Mireille Mathieu, and Susan Sarandon. Among people deceased in 2016, Alan Rickman ranks 13Before him are Debbie Reynolds, Bhumibol Adulyadej, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Imre Kertész, and Zaha Hadid. After him are Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Cesare Maldini, Islam Karimov, and Jerome Bruner.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Rickman ranks 182 out of 5,347Before him are Boudica (33), Alfred Marshall (1842), Æthelstan (895), Jeff Beck (1944), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), and Theresa May (1956). After him are Joseph Priestley (1733), Brian Johnson (1947), Sting (1951), Terry Pratchett (1948), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), and Ian Fleming (1908).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Alan Rickman ranks 14Before him are Ian McKellen (1939), Michael Caine (1933), Liam Neeson (1952), Maggie Smith (1934), Cary Grant (1904), and Julie Andrews (1935). After him are Charlotte Rampling (1946), Judi Dench (1934), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Stan Laurel (1890), Jason Statham (1967), and Laurence Olivier (1907).