Alan Rickman
1988: Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die HardTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Legendary British actor Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. Tributes have already begun pouring in from across the globe, with Stephen Fry being one of the first to tweet about the "desperately sad news".

Although he is most popularly known for his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, Rickman has had hundreds of other appearances in films, plays and TV shows. The film star won 15 film awards during his career, including one Golden Globe for his role in the 1996 HBO biopic Rasputin. The Die Hard actor has also been nominated nearly 30 times.

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Blue Caterpillar (voice)

Eye in the Sky (2015)
Lieutenant General Frank Benson

A Little Chaos (2014)
King Louis XIV

Dust (2013)
Todd

CBGB (2013)
Hilly Kristal

A Promise (2013)
Karl Hoffmeister

  • Awarded: Tiatian Award for Best Supporting Actor

The Butler (2013)
Ronald Reagan
Nominated:

  • Hollywood Award for Best Ensemble Cast, Screen Actor Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
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Gambit (2012)
Shabandar

The Boy in the Bubble (2011)
The Storyteller (voice)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Professor Severus Snape
Nominated:

  • Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • EDA Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • ACCA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Screen Actor Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor

Portraits in Dramatic Time (2011)
Alan Rickman

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Professor Severus Snape

The Song of Lunch (2010)
He

Back at the Barnyard (2010)
General Alien

Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Blue Caterpillar (voice)

Arena (2010)
Various characters

Sonnet Number 12 (2009)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Professor Severus Snape

Bottle Shock (2008)
Steven Spurrier
Awarded:

  • Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Judge Turpin
Nominated: Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor, Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Professor Severus Snape

Nobel Son (2007)
Eli Michaelson

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Richis

Snow Cake (2006)
Alex
Runner up:

  • Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Professor Severus Snape

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Marvin (voice)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Professor Severus Snape

Something the Lord Made (2004)
Dr Alfred Blalock
Nominated:

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
  • OFTA Television Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
  • Golden Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Love Actually (2003)
Harry
Nominated:

  • PFCS Award for Best Ensemble Acting

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Professor Severus Snape
Nominated:

  • PFCS Award for Best Acting Ensemble

King of the Hill (2002)
King Philip

The Search for John Gissing (2001)
John Gissing

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Professor Severus Snape

Play (2001)
Man

We Know Where You Live (2001)
Second Yorkshireman

Blow Dry (2001)
Phil Allen

Help! I'm a Fish (2000)
Joe (voice)

Texas: In Demand (2000)
Leading Male

Galaxy Quest (1999)
Alexander Dane
Nominated:

  • Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor

Dogma (1999)
Metatron
Nominated:

  • Golden Satellite Award for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Dark Harbour (1998)
David Weinberg

Judas Kiss (1998)
Detective David Friedman

The Winter Guest (1997)
Man in street
Awarded:

  • Gold Hugo Award for Best Film
  • Audience Award at the Brussels International Film Festival
  • OCIC Award at the Venice Film Festival
  • CinemAvvenire Award at the Vince Film Festival

Nominated:

  • Chlotrudis Award for Best Director
  • Czech Lion Award for Best Foreign Language Film
  • Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival

Michael Collins (1996)
Eamon de Valera
Nominated

  • BAFTA Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Rasputin (1996)
Grigori Rasputin
Awarded:

  • Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
  • Golden Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Screen Actor Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV or Movie or Miniseries

Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Colonel Brandon
Nominated

  • BAFTA Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
  • ACCA for Best Cast Ensemble
  • Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Screen Actor Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast

An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)
PL O'Hara

Mesmer (1994)
Franz Anton Mesmer
Awarded:

  • Best Actor at the Montreal World Film Festival

Fallen Angels (1993)
Dwight Billings

Bob Roberts (1992)
Lukas Hart III

Close My Eyes (1991)
Sinclair
Awarded:

  • Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
  • ALFS Award for Best Actor of the Year
  • Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Sheriff George of Nottingham
Awarded:

  • BAFTA Film Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
  • ALFS Award for Best Actor of the Year

Nominated:

  • Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • CFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • MTV Movie Award for Best Villian

Closet Land (1991)
Interrogator

Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
Jamie
Awarded:

  • Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
  • ALFS Award for Best Actor of the Year
  • Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor

Nominated:

  • BAFTA Film Award for Best Actor

Quigley Down Under (1990)
Elliot Marston
Awarded:

  • ALFS Award for Best Actor of the Year

Revolutionary Witness (1989)
Jacques Roux

Screenplay (1989)
Israel Yates

Theatre Night (1989)
Colin

The January Man (1989)
Ed

Die Hard (1988)
Hans Gruber

Girls on Top (1985)
Voice of RADA/Dimitri

Summer Season (1985)
Croop

Busted (1983)
Simon

The Barchester Chronicles (1982)
Obadiah Slope

Smiley's People (1982)
Mr Brownlow

Shelley (1980)
Clive

Therese Raquin (1980)
Vidal

Romeo & Juliet (1978)
Tybalt