Alan Rickman Dead: A Look Back At The 'Harry Potter' Star's Life In Pictures

With roles in the likes of 'Harry Potter', 'Love Actually' and 'Sense And Sensibility', Alan Rickman became one of the country's best-loved actors.


Born on 21 February 1946 in Acton, London, he launched his acting career after graduating from RADA in 1974.

His first screen role come in 1978 in a BBC TV adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Romeo And Juliet'. However, it wouldn't be until 10 years later that be burst onto the big screen as baddie Hans Gruber in 'Die Hard'.

From there, he went on to win a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and was then introduced to a whole new generation after landing the role of Professor Snape in the 'Harry Potter' franchise.

Here we look back at Alan's colourful 69 years, with his life in pictures.

Alan Rickman: 1946-2016

Alan Rickman(1946-2016)