Rickman lives in London with politician Rima Horton.
Over the years, he
has fought to save London theatre, and is personally interested in pursuing meatier subjects in his
work, "sex, religion politics, any of those words with big letters". Born in 1946 to Irish and Welsh parents, he initially studied at the Royal College of Art.
developed the Royal Shakespeare Company
production of Dangerous Liaisons and portrayed Valmont, the play became a huge hit.