Alan Rickman Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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A director and actor, Alan Rickman was born Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman on 21 February 1946 in Acton, London, of Welsh, Irish and English ancestry. Many people knew him for playing a number of roles both on screen and on stage. However, his biggest popularity was his appearance in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series in which he performed as Severus Snape. On January 14, 2016 he died of pancreas cancer.

So, how rich was Alan Rickman? Alan was a wealthy man with an. estimated net worth amounting to about $16 million. He acquired this wealth from his role in film and TV, having been featured in many shows. His role in he ‘Harry Potter’ franchise allowed him to increase his net worth significantly, making him one of the highest grossing actors. Some of the films he appeared in include ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,’ ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply,’ ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ ‘Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny and ‘Love Actually,’ among many others.


Alan Rickman Net Worth $16 Million


Alan Rickman was born to Bernard Rickman and Margaret Doreen. He had three siblings: David, Michael and Sheila. He joined Derwenter Primary School, where he excelled in watercolor and calligraphy painting. He then enrolled in Derwenter Junior School before joining Latymer Upper School located in London. After graduating, he and several other friends started Graphiti, a graphic design studio, but decided to pursue acting after three years of business. He went for an audition at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he excelled and studied from 1972-1974.

Alan Rickman then started working with experimental theatre groups and British repertory, appearing in plays such as ‘The Grass Window,’ ‘A View From the Bridge,’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ In 1985, he was offered the lead role in ‘Vicomte de Valmont’ by the Royal Shakespeare Company Production, and his performance saw him receive nominations for Drama Desk Award and Tony Award in 1987. Rickman’s role in ‘Die Hard,’ a film in which he played as Hans Gruber, saw him get a spot on the list of ‘AFI’s 100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains.’ He was listed among the top 50 best villains in the history of film. In 1991, his performance in ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,’ in which he played the Sheriff of Nottingham, also earned him recognition and praise as the best actor. In 1995, he directed ‘The Winter Guest,’ which premiered at Almeida Theatre. In his career, Alan also played many comic roles, including in ‘Galaxy Quest,’ ‘Dogma,’ ‘Love Actually,’ ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,’ and ‘Nobel Son.’ It is reported that, as of his death, his films had grossed more than $3.4 billion, which certainly contributed to making his net worth increase significantly.

When it comes to awards and recognition, Alan Rickman had a very successful career in both film and TV. In 2001, he received a nomination for various awards for his role in ‘Snape’, including St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards, 2011 Scream Awards, 2011 Saturn Awards, and 2011 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards. In 2004, he received another nomination for Emmy Awards for his role in the show ‘Something the Lord Made.’ In 2009, he was offered the James Joyce Award, which is offered by the Literary and Historical Society in the University College of Dublin. Rickman’s role as the title character in the film ‘Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny’ helped him scoop Screen Actors Guild Award, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award.

In his personal life, Alan Rickman married Rima Horton, who he met in 1965, but confirmed their private marriage only in 2012. In August 2015, he suffered a stroke and was hospitalised, where he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. His health deteriorated, and on 14 January 2016 he succumbed in a hospital located in London at the age of 69.

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