‘Harry Potter’ Star Alan Rickman to Feature in BAFTA Interview

LONDON — British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles include Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” will discuss his craft and career in an onstage interview at BAFTA.

The April 15 event is part of BAFTA’s “A Life in Pictures” series of talks, which have included David Fincher, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep and Quentin Tarantino. Recordings of previous events in the series are available here.

Rickman began his acting career in theater, where his credits include a Tony nomination for his performance in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” His feature film debut came in the 1988 alongside Bruce Willis in “Die Hard.” Since then he has appeared in more than 40 films, including the Harry Potter series, “Sweeney Todd” and “Love Actually.”

Rickman was awarded a BAFTA in 1992 for his role as the Sheriff of Nottingham in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.” In the same year, he was also BAFTA-nominated for his lead role in “Truly, Madly, Deeply.” He received two further BAFTA nominations in 1996 and 1997, for “Sense and Sensibility” and “Michael Collins,” respectively.

Rickman made his directorial debut in 1997 with “The Winter Guest,” starring Emma Thompson and Phyllida Law. He recently directed and co-wrote his second feature film, historical drama “A Little Chaos,” in which he also stars with Kate Winslet and Stanley Tucci. The film premiered as the Closing Gala at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, and opens in the U.K. on April 17. Focus Features recently removed the pic from its release schedule in the U.S.

Rickman will next be seen in “Eye in the Sky,” co-starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Colin Firth and Barkhad Abdi, and will reprise his role as the Blue Caterpillar in “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.”

More Film

  • Rose Byrne

    Film News Roundup: Rose Byrne in Talks to Join Tiffany Haddish's 'Limited Partners'

    LONDON — British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles include Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” will discuss his craft and career in an onstage interview at BAFTA. The April 15 event is part of BAFTA’s “A Life in Pictures” series of talks, which have included David Fincher, Tom […]

  • Cher and Meryl Streep'Mamma Mia! Here

    How the Cast of 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Geeked Out Around Cher

    LONDON — British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles include Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” will discuss his craft and career in an onstage interview at BAFTA. The April 15 event is part of BAFTA’s “A Life in Pictures” series of talks, which have included David Fincher, Tom […]

  • 'BuyBust' Review

    Film Review: ‘BuyBust’

    LONDON — British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles include Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” will discuss his craft and career in an onstage interview at BAFTA. The April 15 event is part of BAFTA’s “A Life in Pictures” series of talks, which have included David Fincher, Tom […]

  • John Malone

    John Malone, Scott Paterson Retiring From Lionsgate Board

    LONDON — British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles include Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” will discuss his craft and career in an onstage interview at BAFTA. The April 15 event is part of BAFTA’s “A Life in Pictures” series of talks, which have included David Fincher, Tom […]

  • Moviepass

    MoviePass Parent's Stock Plunges Again to Record Low

    LONDON — British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles include Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” will discuss his craft and career in an onstage interview at BAFTA. The April 15 event is part of BAFTA’s “A Life in Pictures” series of talks, which have included David Fincher, Tom […]

  • Timothee Chalamet

    Timothee Chalamet in Talks to Star in Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune'

    LONDON — British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles include Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” will discuss his craft and career in an onstage interview at BAFTA. The April 15 event is part of BAFTA’s “A Life in Pictures” series of talks, which have included David Fincher, Tom […]

  • Taraji P Henson Sam Rockwell

    Taraji P. Henson-Sam Rockwell Drama 'Best of Enemies' Bought by STX

    LONDON — British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles include Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” will discuss his craft and career in an onstage interview at BAFTA. The April 15 event is part of BAFTA’s “A Life in Pictures” series of talks, which have included David Fincher, Tom […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content