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Born: February 21, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Was a graphics designer at his own graphic design business for three years before turning to acting
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Appeared on stage in such productions as "Ubu Roi" and "Hamlet"
1979:
Made American TV debut as Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet" for "The Shakespeare Plays" on PBS
1985:
Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company
1985:
Originated role of Le Vicomte de Valmont in RSC's West End production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" opposite Lindsay Duncan; reprised the role in the RSC's production on Broadway in 1987; earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance
1988:
Feature acting debut in "Die Hard" as German terrorist Hans Gruber
1991:
Starred as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Kevin Costner's "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"
1995:
Gave acclaimed perfomance in title role of HBO movie "Rasputin"; won Emmy Award
1995:
Co-starred in the Oscar-winning film version of "Sense and Sensibility"
1997:
Feature directorial debut, "The Winter Guest"; also co-scripted with playwright Sharman MacDonald
1998:
Co-starred with Helen Mirren in the London stage production of "Antony and Cleopatra"
1999:
Played an angel in Kevin Smith's comedy "Dogma"
2001:
Reteamed on stage with Lindsay Duncan for a revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives"
2001:
Cast as Professor Snape in, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the film adaptation of the first novel of the best-selling fantasy series by J.K. Rowling
2002:
Again played Professor Snape in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
2003:
Starred in the romantic drama "Love Actually"
2004:
Starred opposite Mos Def in the HBO drama "Something the Lord Made"; a dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie
2004:
Reprised role of Professor Snape in, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," the third book in the 'Harry Potter' series
2005:
Reprised role of Professor Snape in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"; adapted from the fourth book in the fantasy series by J.K. Rowling and directed by Mike Newell
2005:
Directed the play "My Name Is Rachel Corrie" at the Royal Court Theatre in London; based on the writings of the 23 year old American woman who was killed on March 16, 2003 by an Israeli Army bulldozer
2007:
Co-starred with Sigourney Weaver in the drama, "Snow Cake"
2007:
Reprised the role of Professor Snape in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth book in the fantasy series
2007:
Played the lecherous Judge Turpin, opposite Johnny Depp, in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
2008:
Portrayed English wine expert Steven Spurrier in "Bottle Shock"
2009:
Reprised the role of Professor Snape in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth book in the fantasy series directed by David Yates
2010:
Re-teamed with Tim Burton to play the Caterpillar in "Alice in Wonderland"
2010:
Reprised role of Professor Snape for the seventh and final installment of the series directed by David Yates, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"; film released in two parts, Part 1 in November 2010 and Part 2 in July 2011
2011:
Cast in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar" on Broadway

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