Though I had a clue about what his final story might be, it was only the smallest clue, and therefore there was a sense of playing two things at once, just in case you have to shift.
“I think there should be laughs in everything,” he says.“Sometimes, it’s a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties.”“Our abilities are nothing we can really take credit for,” he says. But I’ve worked with some great actors who didn’t train at all.“God knows, we put ourselves out on the line with that, comedically,” he says a bit nervously.“It’ll be interesting to see how that turns out on the screen.”He hopes to do more comedy, seeing the ridiculous as a reflection of the human condition.Like many actors and artists, Alan Rickman is a complex mix of passions and personality.
He talks about his love and respect for writing, and the insecurity and self-criticism that so many creative people experience.Alan Rickman was born on 21 February 1946 on a council estate in South Hammersmith, London to a working class family, the son of Margaret Doreen Rose (née Bartlett; b. ☀After three years at Chelsea College, Rickman did graduate studies at the Royal College of Art and started a successful graphics design business with friends called Graphiti, before his love of the theatre led him to seek an audition with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).He received a scholarship allowing him to study at RADA, which enabled him to start his professional acting career which lasted nearly 40 years, a career which has spanned stage, screen and television and lapped over into directing, as well. You can reveal things about yourself or you can hide.Therefore, the audience recognises something about themselves or they don't—You hope they don't leave the theatre thinking 'that was nice..where's the cab?'" Whilst he was best known for his film roles, Rickman's first love was the stage.Rickman was reunited with his Les Liaisons Dangereuses co-star, Lindsay Duncan, and director, Howard Davies for this Tony Award winning production.