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ALAN RICKMAN's most recent film appearances have been in "Perfume,” "Snow Cake,” "Nobel Son” and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” For "Sense and Sensibility” and "Michael Collins” he received BAFTA nominations and for "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” he won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. For "Truly Madly Deeply,” "Close My Eyes” and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” he was named Evening Standard Film Actor of the Year.

He also starred in "Mesmer,” for which he was named Best Actor at the Montreal Film Festival.

Other film roles include "Die Hard,” "Bob Roberts,” "An Awfully Big Adventure,” "Dogma,” "Galaxy Quest” and the popular "Harry Potter” series of films.

For his role as the enigmatic Russian monk in HBO's "Rasputin,” Rickman won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for Outstanding Lead Actor. He was also nominated for an Emmy for HBO's "Something the Lord Made.” For the Royal Shakespeare Company he starred in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses” both in the West End and on Broadway, where he was nominated for a Tony Award. For the Royal Court Theatre he appeared in "The Grass Widow,” "The Lucky Chance” and "The Seagull.” For the National Theatre Rickman starred opposite Helen Mirren in "Antony and Cleopatra” and played the title role in "Hamlet” at Riverside Studios, directed by Robert Sturua, the celebrated director of the Rustaveli Theatre in Georgia.

Rickman has also appeared three times at the Edinburgh Festival: a double bill of "The Devil Is an Ass” and "Measure for Measure”; "The Brothers Karamazov”; and Yukio Ninagawa's "Tango at the End of Winter,” which later transferred to the West End and won Rickman the Time Out Award for Best Actor.

Most recently in the theatre, Rickman starred in the highly acclaimed production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives,” both in London and New York. He won both the Variety Club and Theatre Goers Awards for Best Actor and was nominated for an Olivier, an Evening Standard and a Tony Award.

As a director, Rickman's work includes "The Winter Guest” by Sharman MacDonald at both the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Almeida Theatre in London. He also directed the feature film version of "The Winter Guest,” which won three awards and was an Official Selection at the Venice Film Festival, and later won Best Feature at the Chicago Film Festival. Most recently, he directed "My Name is Rachel Corrie” at the Royal Court Theatre. It later transferred to the West End, the Galway and Edinburgh Festivals and New York.

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