Actor Director Alan Rickman Interviews Tavis Smiley PBS
The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor discusses his new film, A Little Chaos, which he also directed.
Born in West London, England, Alan Rickman showed his interest in the arts from an early age. He cut his teeth as an actor in 1978, when he joined the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. He earned a Tony Award nomination as the star of the 1988 stage production, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, but gained international recognition later that year for his role as terrorist Hans Gruber in the blockbuster action film Die Hard. Since then, he has established himself as one of the most respected actors in the industry, and has starred in such films as Love Actually, Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise. Rickman plays King Louis XIV in his latest project, A Little Chaos, which he also directed.