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Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman (born February 21, 1946) is a British stage and screen actor.

Born in Hammersmith, London to a lower-class background, Rickman was a graphic designer before entering the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London in the early seventies. Since then, he has been a constant presence on the British stage. He made a particular impression as the male lead in the 1985 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses[?], and became known to television audiences playing the comic role of Mr Slope in the BBC's 1980s adaptation of Barchester Towers.

He plays mostly period roles in British movies, while on the Hollywood screen he is typecast as the over-the-top villain.

The movies he has appeared in include:

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