"Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman" is an English actor. Rickman is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in both modern and classical theatre productions. His breakout performance was as the Vicomte de Valmont in Les liaisons dangereuses (play)/Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play/Tony Award. Rickman is well known for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1991), Severus Snape in the Harry Potter (film series)/Harry Potter film series, Éamon de Valera in Michael Collins (film)/Michael Collins, Metatron#Metatron in film/Metatron in Dogma (film)/Dogma, and Ronald Reagan in The Butler.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actors! More Alan Rickman on Wikipedia.
I can only guess at the pressures of funding an independent theater company in New York, but calling this production 'postponed' does not disguise the fact that it has been canceled. This is censorship born out of fear, and the New York Theatre Workshop, the Royal Court, New York audiences-all of us are the losers.Alan Rickman