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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and on screen. Rickman trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in modern and classical theatre productions. His first big television role came in 1982, but his big break was as the Vicomte de Valmont in the stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman gained wider notice for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard
Die Hard
(1988) and Severus Snape
Severus Snape
in the Harry Potter series.[1] Rickman's other film roles included the Sheriff of Nottingham
Sheriff of Nottingham
in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), for which he received the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991), Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility (1995), the title character in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996), which won him a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
and a Screen Actors Guild Award, Harry in Love Actually
Love Actually
(2003), P.L. O'Hara in An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Dr. Alfred Blalock
Alfred Blalock
in the Emmy-winning HBO film Something the Lord Made (2004), Alexander Dane in Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest
(1999), and Judge Turpin
Judge Turpin
in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007). Rickman died of pancreatic cancer on 14 January 2016 at age 69.[2] His final film roles are as Lieutenant General Frank Benson in the thriller Eye in the Sky (2015), and the voice of Absolem, the caterpillar in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 In the media 4 Personal life 5 Illness, death and legacy 6 Filmography 7 Awards and nominations 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Rickman was born in Hammersmith[3], West London
London
on 21 February 1946,[4][5] to a working-class family, the son of Margaret Doreen Rose (née Bartlett)[6][7] and Bernard William Rickman.[8][9] Rickman's mother was a housewife[5][10] and his father was a factory worker, house painter and decorator, and former World War II aircraft fitter.[5][10][11] His ancestry was English, Irish and Welsh;[12] his father was Catholic
Catholic
and his mother a Methodist.[13] Rickman's family also included brothers David and Michael, and sister Sheila.[5] When he was eight years old, Rickman's father died of lung cancer, leaving his mother to raise him and his three siblings mostly alone. According to Paton, the family was "rehoused by the council and moved to an Acton estate to the west of Wormwood Scrubs
Wormwood Scrubs
Prison, where his mother struggled to bring up four children on her own by working for the Post Office."[5][14] She married again in 1960, but divorced Rickman's stepfather after three years.[5][13][15] Before he met Rima Horton at age 19, he stated that his first crush was at 10 years old to a girl named Amanda "at sports day."[16] As a child, he excelled at calligraphy and watercolour painting. Rickman attended Derwentwater Primary School in Acton, a school that followed the Montessori method of education,[5] and then Latymer Upper School
Latymer Upper School
in London
London
through the Direct Grant system, where he became involved in drama. After leaving Latymer, he attended Chelsea College of Art and Design
Chelsea College of Art and Design
and then the Royal College of Art. This education allowed him to work as a graphic designer for the Royal College of Art's in-house magazine, ARK and the Notting Hill Herald, which Rickman considered a more stable occupation than acting: "Drama school wasn't considered the sensible thing to do at 18".[17][18][19] After graduation, Rickman and several friends opened a graphic design studio called Graphiti, but after three years of successful business, he decided that he was going to pursue acting professionally. He wrote to request an audition with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA),[20] which he attended from 1972 until 1974. While there, he supported himself by working as a dresser for Sir Nigel Hawthorne and Sir Ralph Richardson.[21] Career[edit]

Rickman in December 2009

After graduating from RADA, Rickman worked extensively with British repertory and experimental theatre groups in productions including Chekhov's The Seagull
The Seagull
and Snoo Wilson's The Grass Widow at the Royal Court Theatre, and appeared three times at the Edinburgh International Festival. In 1978, he performed with the Court Drama Group, gaining roles in Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
and A View from the Bridge, among other plays. While working with the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
(RSC), he was cast in As You Like It. He appeared in The Barchester Chronicles (1982), the BBC's adaptation of Trollope's first two Barchester novels, as the Reverend Obadiah Slope.[22][23] Rickman was given the male lead, the Vicomte de Valmont, in the 1985 Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
production of Christopher Hampton's adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, directed by Howard Davies.[24] After the RSC production transferred to Broadway in 1987, Rickman received both a Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination and a Drama Desk Award nomination for his performance.[25] Rickman has played a wide range of roles. He played romantic leads including Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply
Truly, Madly, Deeply
(1991); numerous villains in Hollywood big-budget films, including German criminal Hans Gruber in Die Hard
Die Hard
(1988), Australian Elliot Marston opposite Tom Selleck in Quigley Down Under (1990) and the Sheriff of Nottingham
Sheriff of Nottingham
in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991); and the occasional television role such as Dr. Alfred Blalock in HBO's Something the Lord Made (2004) and the "mad monk" Rasputin
Rasputin
in the HBO biopic Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996), for which he won a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
and an Emmy Award.[26] Rickman's role as Hans Gruber in Die Hard
Die Hard
earned him a spot on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains list as the 46th best villain in film history, though he revealed he almost did not take the role as he did not think Die Hard
Die Hard
was the kind of film he wanted to make.[27] His performance as the Sheriff of Nottingham
Sheriff of Nottingham
in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves also earned him praise as one of the best actors to portray a villain in films.[28][29] Rickman took issue with being typecast as a villain, even though he was known for playing "unsympathetic characters".[30] His portrayal of Severus Snape, the potions master in the Harry Potter series (2001–2011), was dark, but the character's motivations were not clear early on.[31] During his career, Rickman played comedic roles, including as Sir Alexander Dane/Dr. Lazarus in the sci-fi parody Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest
(1999), the angel Metatron, the voice of God, in Dogma (also 1999), Emma Thompson's foolish husband Harry in the British Christmas-themed romantic comedy Love Actually
Love Actually
(2003), providing the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android
Marvin the Paranoid Android
in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and playing the egotistical, Nobel Prize-winning father in Nobel Son
Nobel Son
(2007).

Rickman at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival

Rickman was nominated for an Emmy for his work as Dr. Alfred Blalock in HBO's Something the Lord Made (2004). He also starred in the independent film Snow Cake
Snow Cake
(2006) with Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
and Carrie-Anne Moss, and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (also 2006), directed by Tom Tykwer. He appeared as Judge Turpin
Judge Turpin
in the critically acclaimed Tim Burton
Tim Burton
film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) alongside Harry Potter co-stars Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
and Timothy Spall. He provided the voice of Absolem the Caterpillar in Burton's film Alice in Wonderland (2010).[32] Rickman performed onstage in Noël Coward's romantic comedy Private Lives, which transferred to Broadway after its successful run in London
London
at the Albery Theatre
Albery Theatre
and ended in September 2002; he reunited with his Les Liaisons Dangereuses co-star Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
and director Howard Davies in the Tony Award-winning production. Rickman's previous stage performance was in Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra
in 1998 as Mark Antony, with Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
as Cleopatra, in the Royal National Theatre's production at the Olivier Theatre in London, which ran from October to December 1998. Rickman appeared in Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood
with All the Trimmings (2000), a Christmas special with Victoria Wood, playing an aged colonel in the battle of Waterloo who is forced to break off his engagement to Honeysuckle Weeks' character. Rickman directed The Winter Guest
The Winter Guest
at London's Almeida Theatre
Almeida Theatre
in 1995 and the film version of the same play, released in 1997, starring Emma Thompson and her real-life mother Phyllida Law.[33] With Katharine Viner, he compiled the play My Name Is Rachel Corrie
My Name Is Rachel Corrie
and directed the premiere production at the Royal Court Theatre, which opened in April 2005. He won the Theatre Goers' Choice Awards for Best Director. Rickman befriended the Corrie family and earned their trust, and the show was warmly received. But the next year, its original New York production was "postponed" over the possibility of boycotts and protests from those who saw it as "anti-Israeli agit-prop". Rickman denounced "censorship born out of fear". Tony Kushner, Harold Pinter and Vanessa Redgrave, among others, criticised the decision to indefinitely delay the show. The one-woman play was put on later that year at another theatre to mixed reviews, and has since been staged at venues around the world.[34] In 2009, Rickman was awarded the James Joyce Award by University College Dublin's Literary and Historical Society.[22] In October and November 2010, Rickman starred in the eponymous role in Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman
John Gabriel Borkman
at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin alongside Lindsay Duncan and Fiona Shaw.[35] The Irish Independent
Irish Independent
called Rickman's performance breathtaking.[36]

Rickman and Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Rickman again appeared as Severus Snape
Severus Snape
in the final installment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011). Throughout the series, his portrayal of Snape garnered widespread critical acclaim.[37] Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times said Rickman "as always, makes the most lasting impression,"[38] while Peter Travers
Peter Travers
of Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine called Rickman "sublime at giving us a glimpse at last into the secret nurturing heart that ... Snape masks with a sneer."[39] Media coverage characterised Rickman's performance as worthy of nomination for an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor.[40] His first award nominations for his role as Snape came at the 2011 Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Awards, 2011 Saturn Awards, 2011 Scream Awards and 2011 St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards in the Best Supporting Actor category.[41] In November 2011, Rickman opened in Seminar, a new play by Theresa Rebeck, at the John Golden Theatre
John Golden Theatre
on Broadway.[42] Rickman, who left the production in April, won the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a Play[43] and was nominated for a Drama League Award.[44] Rickman starred with Colin Firth
Colin Firth
and Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
in Gambit (2012) by Michael Hoffman, a remake of the 1966 film.[45] In 2013, he played Hilly Kristal, the founder of the East Village punk-rock club CBGB, in the CBGB
CBGB
film with Rupert Grint.[46] In the media[edit]

Rickman posing for a fan after a performance of John Gabriel Borkman in 2011

Rickman was chosen by Empire as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (No. 34) in 1995 and ranked No. 59 in Empire's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in October 1997. In 2009 and 2010, Rickman was ranked once again as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars by Empire, both times placing No. 8 out of the 50 actors chosen. Rickman was elected to the Council of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
(RADA) in 1993; he was subsequently RADA's vice-chairman and a member of its Artistic Advisory and Training committees and Development Board.[47] Rickman was voted No. 19 in Empire magazine's Greatest Living Movie Stars over the age of 50 and was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Play): in 1987 for Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and in 2002 for a revival of Noël Coward's Private Lives. The Guardian named Rickman as an "honourable mention" in a list of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination.[48] Two researchers, a linguist a sound engineer, found "the perfect [male] voice" to be a combination of Rickman's and Jeremy Irons' voices based on a sample of 50 voices.[49] Rickman featured in several musical works, including a song composed by Adam Leonard entitled "Not Alan Rickman".[50] Credited as 'A Strolling Player' in the sleeve notes, the actor played a "Master of Ceremonies" part, announcing the various instruments at the end of the first part of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells II
Tubular Bells II
(1992) on the track "The Bell".[51] Rickman was one of the many artists who recited Shakespearian sonnets on the album When Love Speaks
When Love Speaks
(2002), and also featured prominently in a music video by Texas entitled "In Demand",[52] which premiered on Europe MTV
MTV
in August 2000. Personal life[edit] In 1965, at age 19, Rickman met 18-year-old Rima Horton, who became his girlfriend and would later be a Labour Party councillor on the Kensington and Chelsea London
London
Borough Council (1986–2006) and an economics lecturer at the nearby Kingston University.[53][54] In 2015, Rickman confirmed that they had married in a private ceremony in New York City in 2012. They lived together from 1977 to 2016, the year Rickman died. The two had no children.[55] Rickman was an active patron of the research foundation Saving Faces;[56] and honorary president of the International Performers' Aid Trust, a charity that works to fight poverty amongst performing artists all over the world.[57] When discussing politics, Rickman said he "was born a card-carrying member of the Labour Party".[23] Rickman was the godfather of fellow actor Tom Burke.[58] Illness, death and legacy[edit] In August 2015, Rickman suffered a minor stroke, which led to the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. He concealed the fact that he had terminal cancer from all but his closest confidants.[59] On 14 January 2016, Rickman died in London
London
at age 69, a little more than a month before what would have been his 70th birthday.[1] Soon after, his fans created a memorial underneath the "Platform 9¾" sign at London
London
King's Cross railway station.[60] His death has been compared to that of David Bowie, a fellow English cultural figure who died at the same age as Rickman four days earlier, also from cancer kept private from the public.[61][62] Tributes from Rickman's co-stars and contemporaries appeared on social media following the announcement; since his cancer was not publicly known, some—like Ralph Fiennes, who "cannot believe he is gone", and Jason Isaacs, who was "sidestepped by the awful news"—expressed their surprise.[53] Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
called Rickman "a magnificent actor and a wonderful man". Emma Watson
Emma Watson
wrote, "I feel so lucky to have worked and spent time with such a special man and actor. I'll really miss our conversations." Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe
appreciated his loyalty and support: "I'm pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in Britain and America. He didn't have to do that."[63] Evanna Lynch
Evanna Lynch
said it was scary to bump into Rickman in character as Snape, but "he was so kind and generous in the moments he wasn't Snaping about."[64] Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint
said, "even though he has gone I will always hear his voice."[53] Kate Winslet, who gave a tearful tribute at the London
London
Film Critics' Circle Awards, remembered Rickman as warm and generous,[65] adding, "And that voice! Oh, that voice." Dame Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
said his voice "could suggest honey or a hidden stiletto blade."[53] Emma Thompson remembered "the intransigence which made him the great artist he was—his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me ... I learned a lot from him."[63] Colin Firth
Colin Firth
told The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
that, as an actor, Rickman had been a mentor.[66] John McTiernan, director of Die Hard, said Rickman was the antithesis of the villainous roles for which he was most famous on screen.[67] Sir Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
wrote, "behind [Rickman's] mournful face, which was just as beautiful when wracked with mirth, there was a super-active spirit, questing and achieving, a super-hero, unassuming but deadly effective."[63] Writer/Director Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
told a tearful 10 minute story about Rickman on his Hollywood Babble On podcast. Rickman's family offered their thanks "for the messages of condolence".[68] Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes

1978 Romeo and Juliet Tybalt Alvin Rakoff BBC Television Shakespeare

1980 Thérèse Raquin Vidal

3 episodes

Shelley Clive

Episode: "Nowt So Queer"

1982 Busted Simon

Television film

Smiley's People Mr. Brownlow Simon Langton Episode No. 1.2

The Barchester Chronicles The Revd Obadiah Slope David Giles 5 episodes

1985 Summer Season Croop

Episode: "Pity in History"

Girls on Top Dimitri / Voice of RADA

2 episodes

1988 Die Hard Hans Gruber John McTiernan

1989 Revolutionary Witness Jacques Roux

Television short

The January Man Ed, the painter Pat O'Connor

Screenplay Israel Yates

Episode: "The Spirit of Man"

1990 Quigley Down Under Elliot Marston Simon Wincer

1991 Truly, Madly, Deeply Jamie Anthony Minghella

Closet Land The Interrogator Radha Bharadwaj

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Sheriff of Nottingham Kevin Reynolds

Close My Eyes Sinclair Bryant Stephen Poliakoff

1992 Bob Roberts Lukas Hart III Tim Robbins

1993 Fallen Angels Dwight Billings

Episode: "Murder, Obliquely"

1994 Mesmer Franz Mesmer Roger Spottiswoode

1995 An Awfully Big Adventure P.L. O'Hara Mike Newell

Sense and Sensibility Colonel Brandon Ang Lee

1996 Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny Grigori Rasputin Uli Edel Television film

Michael Collins Éamon de Valera Neil Jordan

1997 The Winter Guest Man in street Alan Rickman Uncredited, Also director and co-writer

1998 Judas Kiss Detective David Friedman Sebastian Gutierrez

Dark Harbor David Weinberg Adam Coleman Howard

1999 Dogma The Metatron Kevin Smith

Galaxy Quest Alexander Dane / Dr. Lazarus Dean Parisot

2000 Help! I'm a Fish Joe Voice, Stefan Fjeldmark, Michael Hegner and Greg Manwaring

2001 Blow Dry Phil Allen Paddy Breathnach

Play Man Anthony Minghella

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Professor Severus Snape Chris Columbus Also released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

The Search for John Gissing John Gissing Mike Binder

2002 King of the Hill King Philip

Voice, Episode: "Joust Like a Woman"

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Professor Severus Snape Chris Columbus

2003 Love Actually Harry Richard Curtis

2004 Something the Lord Made Dr. Alfred Blalock Joseph Sargent Television film

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Professor Severus Snape Alfonso Cuarón

2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Marvin the Paranoid Android Garth Jennings Voice

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Professor Severus Snape Mike Newell

2006 Snow Cake Alex Hughes Marc Evans

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Antoine Richis Tom Tykwer

2007 Nobel Son Eli Michaelson Randall Miller

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Professor Severus Snape David Yates

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Judge Turpin Tim Burton

2008 Bottle Shock Steven Spurrier Randall Miller

2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Severus Snape David Yates

2010 Alice in Wonderland Absolem the Caterpillar Tim Burton Voice

The Song of Lunch He Niall MacCormick BBC Drama Production[69]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Professor Severus Snape David Yates

The Wildest Dream Noel Odell Anthony Geffen Voice, Documentary

2011 Portraits in Dramatic Time Himself

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Professor Severus Snape David Yates

The Boy in the Bubble Narrator

Voice, Short film

2012 Gambit Lord Shahbandar Michael Hoffman

2013 The Butler Ronald Reagan Lee Daniels

A Promise Karl Hoffmeister Patrice Leconte

CBGB Hilly Kristal Randall Miller

Dust Tooth fairy

Short film

2014 A Little Chaos King Louis XIV Alan Rickman Also director and co-writer

2015 Eye in the Sky Lieutenant General Frank Benson Gavin Hood

2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass Absolem the Caterpillar James Bobin Voice, Posthumous release,[70] (final film role)

Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Alan Rickman

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Director John McTiernan on Alan Rickman: 'He Had a Gift for Playing Terrifying People'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 January 2016.  ^ Innes, Sheila (5 January 2016). "Thanks for the tributes". LinkedIn (Sheila Innes). Retrieved 28 July 2016.     Owen, David W. (15 January 2016). "Brother is left 'broken' by Alan Rickman's death". Leicester Mercury. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.  ^ " The Song of Lunch – Alan Rickman". BBC. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2011.  ^ Loughrey, Clarisse (14 January 2016). " Alan Rickman
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Awards for Alan Rickman

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BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1968) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1969) Colin Welland (1970) Edward Fox (1971) Ben Johnson (1972) Arthur Lowe
Arthur Lowe
(1973) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1974) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1975) Brad Dourif
Brad Dourif
(1976) Edward Fox (1977) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1978) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1979) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1981) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1982) Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott
(1983) Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott
(1984) Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott
(1985) Ray McAnally (1986) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(1987) Michael Palin
Michael Palin
(1988) Ray McAnally (1989) Salvatore Cascio (1990) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1994) Tim Roth
Tim Roth
(1995) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1996) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(1997) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1998) Jude Law
Jude Law
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2002) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2003) Clive Owen
Clive Owen
(2004) Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
(2005) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Barkhad Abdi
Barkhad Abdi
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Dev Patel
Dev Patel
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
(1955) Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan
(1956) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1957) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1958) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1959) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1960) Maurice Evans (1961) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1962) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
(1963) Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(1964) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1965) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1966) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1967) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1968) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1969) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1970) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1971) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1972) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1973) Anthony Murphy (1973) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1974) William Holden
William Holden
(1974) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1975) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1976) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1976) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1977) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1977) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1978) Michael Moriarty (1978) Peter Strauss (1979) Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
(1980) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1983) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1984) Richard Crenna
Richard Crenna
(1985) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1986) James Woods
James Woods
(1987) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1988) James Woods
James Woods
(1989) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1990) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1991) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1992) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1993) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1994) Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Armand Assante
Armand Assante
(1997) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1998) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1999) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(2000) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2001) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2002) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2003) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2004) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2005) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(2006) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Barry Pepper
Barry Pepper
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2014) Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
(2015) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2016) Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1981) Anthony Andrews
Anthony Andrews
(1982) Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
(1983) Ted Danson
Ted Danson
(1984) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1985) James Woods
James Woods
(1986) Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid
(1987) Michael Caine/ Stacy Keach
Stacy Keach
(1988) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1989) James Garner
James Garner
(1990) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1991) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1992) James Garner
James Garner
(1993) Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1994) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Ving Rhames (1997) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1998) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1999) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2000) James Franco
James Franco
(2001) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2002) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2003) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2004) Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
(2005) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2006) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2014) Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2015) Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
(2016) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2017)

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London
London
Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year

Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1991) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
/ Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(1998) Jeremy Northam
Jeremy Northam
(1999) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2000) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2001) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2002) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2003) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2004) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2005) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2006) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2007) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2012) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2015) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1997) Delroy Lindo
Delroy Lindo
(1998) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(1999) James Woods
James Woods
(2000) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(2001) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2002) James Woods
James Woods
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
(2005) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2006) David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Jason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs
(2011) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2016) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1994) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1997) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
(1998) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1999) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2002) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2003) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2004) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(2005) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2006) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2015) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2016) Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård
(2017)

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