In May 2010 he finiAlan Rickmand directing Strindberg's play Creditors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Harvey Theatre after its previous run at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2008. In 1982 British television audiences came to know Alan Rickman as the Reverend Obadiah Slope in the BBC's adaptation of Barchester Towers known as The Barchester Chronicles. Early life
Rickman was born in South Hammersmith London to a working class family the son of Margaret Doreen Rose (née Bartlett) a housewife and Bernard Rickman a factory worker.
In 1995 he was awarded the Golden Globe Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Rasputin in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny. He is a renowned stage actor in modern and classical productions and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.