Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman professionally known as Alan Rickman was an English actor and director. Alan had the ability to perform in both modern and old classical productions and earned many awards during the career. Alan did his schooling from Derwentwater Primary School and then Latymer Upper School in London.
After schooling, he attended Chelsea College of Art and then the Royal College of Art. Alan Rickman got the training at Prestigious Royal Academy of Art in London and was a member of Royal Shakespeare Company until his death due to pancreatic cancer on January 14, 2016, in London. Keep reading to know more about Alan Rickman’s net worth.
Rickman was born on February 21, 1946, in West London, England. Rickman’s father Bernard William Rickman was a factory worker and died due to lung cancer when Alan was just 8 years old. His mother was a Methodist housewife.
Alan had two brothers David and Michael and sister Sheila. His mother alone supported him and his siblings by working for Post Office. He met Rima Horton at the age of 19, and after staying together for more than three decades, finally, they married in 2012. The couple had no child.
Alan as a child was very brilliant in calligraphy and watercolor painting. He also worked as graphic designer for the Royal College of Art’s magazine. Before starting his career as an actor, Alan worked as a freelance designer and set dresser.
Rickman joined Royal Shakespeare Company in 1978 and played a role in The Tempest, and Love Labour’s Lost and many others but he didn’t like the experience. After leaving Royal Shakespeare Company, he starts working in BBC serials, and radio dramas.
The leading role of Le Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses became the turning point of Alan’s career, which decrease the distance between him and big screen. Soon After that, he appeared in Hollywood film Die Hard alongside Bruce Willis.
Alan then appeared in many successful movies which include Close My Eyes, Deeply and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in which he played the famous role of Sheriff of Nottingham. After the outstanding year of 1991, next years doesn’t prove much good for him. Alan next prolific year came in the 2000s when he played the role of Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter series. After the Harry Potter movies, he acted in a number of different movies including The Butler, A promise, and A Little Chaos.
Awards & Achievements:
He earned many awards for his notable performances, and some of them are mentioned below.
• He got BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in Robin Hood in 1991.
• He earned Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny in 1996.
• For his prolific work in Harry Potter series, he won MTV World Cup Award for Favorite Harry Potter Character portrayal.
• He also got Scream Award for Best Ensemble for Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince.
Net Worth of Alan Rickman
Veteran English actor and director Alan Rickman was popularly known as Severus Snape because of his role in Harry Potter series had an estimated net worth of $16 million at the time of his death. He worked at stage alongside movies for more than three decades to earn that money. Alan Rickman was the 20th highest grossing actor in movie history.
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was a contemporary English actor and director. He belonged to the middle-class family, and through his hard work, he earned massive respect from the audience across the world. His role in Harry Potter will be remembered by people for a long period. He died on 14 January 2016, due to cancer.