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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 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 23,516,555 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Alan Rickman is the 59th most popular actor (up from 104th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 182nd in 2019) and the 11th 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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  • 24M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 80.54

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 80

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, Alan Rickman ranks 59 out of 10,030. Before him are Michael Caine, Katharine Hepburn, Omar Sharif, Jean Reno, Sharon Tate, and Max von Sydow. After him are Steven Seagal, Steve McQueen, Robert Redford, Henry Fonda, Grace Kelly, and Olivia de Havilland.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1946, Alan Rickman ranks 9Before him are Freddie Mercury, Steven Spielberg, Cher, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ted Bundy. After him are Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Demis Roussos, Patti Smith, Gianni Versace, David Lynch, and George Best. Among people deceased in 2016, Alan Rickman ranks 11Before him are Bud Spencer, Leonard Cohen, Debbie Reynolds, Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, and David Bowie. After him are Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, Cesare Maldini, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Dario Fo, and Andrzej Wajda.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Rickman ranks 111 out of 6,924. Before him are Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), Aldous Huxley (1894), Blackbeard (1680), Ridley Scott (1937), Henry VI of England (1421), and Elton John (1947). After him are Edward VII (1841), J. J. Thomson (1856), H. G. Wells (1866), Edward Elgar (1857), John Napier (1550), and Diana, Princess of Wales (1961).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Alan Rickman ranks 11Before him are Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Roger Moore (1927), Ian McKellen (1939), Maggie Smith (1934), Christopher Lee (1922), and Michael Caine (1933). After him are Liam Neeson (1952), Judi Dench (1934), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Cary Grant (1904), Helen Mirren (1945), and Laurence Olivier (1907).

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