BAFTA to host A Life in Pictures with Alan Rickman
by Naman Ramachandran
- Multi-award winning actor and director to discuss his craft and career
Alan Rickman, the multi-award winning British actor and director will discuss his craft and career at a ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ event at BAFTA’s headquarters in London on April 15. ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ is a long-running series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone their craft. The series has hosted Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Jim Broadbent, David Fincher, Tom Hanks, Ethan Hawke, Dustin Hoffman, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Quentin Tarantino, Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone.
Rickman’s film debut was in Die Hard (1988). Since then he has acted in some forty films, including the Harry Potter series, Sweeney Todd and Love Actually. He won a BAFTA in 1992 for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and the same year he was also BAFTA-nominated for Truly, Madly, Deeply. He received two further BAFTA nominations in 1996 and 1997, for Sense and Sensibility and Michael Collins.
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, A Little Chaos [+see also:
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Rickman’s upcoming films are Eye in the Sky, co-starring Helen Mirren and Colin Firth, and Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.