Alan Rickman’s key roles on stage and screen

Alan Rickman’s key roles on stage and screen


Alan Rickman at the New York premier of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2009.
Photo: AFP

Alan Rickman, who has died of cancer aged 69, was a great Hollywood screen villain, but also a versatile and acclaimed stage and screen actor. Here are some of his major roles from a career that began nearly 40 years ago:


 “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” (1985) — Le Vicomte de Valmont

 “Antony and Cleopatra” (1998) — Mark Antony (opposite Helen Mirren)

 “Private Lives” (2002) — Elyot Chase

 “John Gabriel Borkman” (2010) — John Gabriel Borkman

 “Seminar” (2011) — Leonard


 “Die Hard” (1988) — Hans Gruber

 “Truly Madly Deeply” (1990) — Jamie

 “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991) — The Sheriff of Nottingham

 “Sense and Sensibility” (1995) — Colonel Brandon

 “Rasputin” (1995) — Grigori Rasputin

 “Galaxy Quest” (1999) — Alexander Dane

 “Love Actually” (2003) — Harry

 Rickman also played Professor Severus Snape in eight Harry Potter films from “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (2001) through “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (2011).


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