Severus Snape

Severus Snape

Alan Rickman’s Education Background

alan rickmanAlan Rickman is an English actor who was born on February 21, 1946. He was born in Hammersmith, London. He has one older brother, one younger brother, and one younger sister. He is best known for his performances in Die Hard, Dogma, and as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this talented actor and theatre director.

Rickman’s family was a working class family. His father died when he was eight years old, leaving his mother alone to raise their four children. Rickman attended Derwentwater Primary School in Acton. He was very skilled at calligraphy and watercolor painting and won a scholarship to Latymer Upper School in London, which is where he first became interested in drama. After Latymer, he attended Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art. He then began a career as a graphic designer because he thought it was a more sensible career than acting. Read the rest of this entry »


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