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  The Magnificent Alan Rickman   top quiz  
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British actor Alan Rickman certainly made an impact, managing to outshine more established stars in some of his roles. This quiz covers some of his life and work.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 15 23
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  Magic Gatherings   popular trivia quiz  
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He's provided us magic, some deliciously hilarious moments and portrayed some of the scariest villains there's ever been. Take a brief look at a great career by matching the story with the character Alan Rickman played.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, May 13 16
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  Alan Rickman's Movies   great trivia quiz  
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A quiz for fans of the talented Mr. Alan Rickman. I hope you enjoy it!
Tough, 10 Qns, brandz_mygirl, Feb 03 07
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  Alan Rickman: Life and Movies   popular trivia quiz  
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Alan Rickman is one of my favorite actors. At age 69, he died way too young. This quiz is about his life and movies.
Average, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, May 11 16
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  How Great Is Alan Rickman    
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A great majority of the information I was able to find concerning Alan Rickman I owe to this website:
Average, 10 Qns, sebastiancat, Jul 07 10
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  My Life with Alan Rickman    
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Okay, so my life with Alan Rickman consists of me watching his movies. Anyone have a problem with that?! If you can answer these questions correctly, then I guess you have a life with Alan too (though I'm sure he prefers me over you!).
Average, 15 Qns, gillyjj, Dec 29 22
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trivia question Quick Question
In 2010's "Alice in Wonderland", for whom did Alan Rickman supply the voice?

From Quiz "Alan Rickman: Life and Movies"

Alan Rickman Trivia Questions

1. What were Alan's middle names?

From Quiz
Alan Rickman: Life and Movies

Answer: Sidney Patrick

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was born on February 21, 1946. He was born in London, England.

2. In which movie, whose screenplay was written by Emma Thompson, did Alan Rickman play a man with a troubled past who eventually finds love and happiness?

From Quiz Alan Rickman's Movies

Answer: Sense and Sensibility

Alan played Colonel Brandon, and did his usual brilliant job in portraying the character of a sensitive yet emotionally frozen man who finds happiness with Kate Winslet's character. By the way, the always wonderful Emma Thompson won an Oscar for her screenplay and she also starred in the movie. "Sense and Sensibility" (1995) was directed by an amazing Ang Lee from Taiwan, this was the first English-speaking movie he had ever directed. Alan never appeared in "Pride and Prejudice" (2005) nor in "Jane Eyre" (1996). Alan did star in "An Awfully Big Adventure" (1995).

3. In this movie Alan portrayed a character who wasn't so much alive (he was dead, in other words). What was the movie title?

From Quiz My Life with Alan Rickman

Answer: Truly, Madly, Deeply

Costarring Juliet Stevenson, this was a lovely, funny, poignant tear-jerker of a movie. Referred to as "the thinking person's 'Ghost'," it was sadly overshadowed by 'Ghost', and many people missed the superior movie.

4. What is Alan Rickman's birth name?

From Quiz How Great Is Alan Rickman

Answer: Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman

He was born Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman on February 21st, 1946.

5. What acting school did Rickman attend from 1972 to 1974?

From Quiz Alan Rickman: Life and Movies

Answer: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, or RADA, was founded in 1904 in London, England. It is one of the oldest schools for drama in the U.K. Alan Rickman was vice-chairman until his death in 2016.

6. Alan Rickman had a role in a movie where the two main characters had first names of Alfred and Vivien. What was the name of this movie?

From Quiz Alan Rickman's Movies

Answer: Something the Lord Made

Mos Def played the role of Vivien Thomas to Alan Rickman's Dr Alfred Blalock and together they defied racial prejudice in the 1940s America and pioneered the field of heart surgery. Source: Excellent HBO movie, watch it! Alan starred in all the movies listed above: "Something the Lord Made" (2004), "Rasputin" (1996), "Dogma" (1999), "Judas Kiss" (1998).

7. For a play performed within the movie, Alan portrayed the quintessential Captain Hook. This movie costarred Hugh Grant at his slimiest best. The movie title, please?

From Quiz My Life with Alan Rickman

Answer: An Awfully Big Adventure

This movie centers on a small repertory theatre company in post-WWII Liverpool. Rickman is tremendous as the actor O'Hara, but it is a truly sad and somewhat disturbing movie. I would love to see him do a full version of 'Peter Pan.' By the way, the title of the movie comes from the book "The Adventures of Peter Pan," in which Peter refers to death as "an awfully big adventure."

8. What did Alan Rickman want to be when he grew up?

From Quiz How Great Is Alan Rickman

Answer: Graphic Artist

9. In 1987, Rickman was nominated for a Tony for his acting in what show?

From Quiz Alan Rickman: Life and Movies

Answer: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

"Les Liaisons Dangereuses" is a play that was written by Christopher Hampton around 1985. It is based on the 1782 novel of the same name. The play is about two men, Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, who use sex as a weapon. They target two women, Madame de Tourvel and C├ęcile de Volanges. Tourvel is a married woman and Volanges is a young woman who is in love with her music tutor. Not caring whom they hurt while playing their games, they agree to help Volanges win the heart of her tutor, while planning to use what they do later in their own evil plans. The show opened in 1985 at The Other Place on Stratford-upon-Avon. It was staged by The Royal Shakespeare Company. Alan Rickman played the Vicomte de Valmont. Two years later he reprised the role in the Broadway production.

10. From which film are the following words taken, "Wild Dave is taking you for a ride."?

From Quiz Alan Rickman's Movies

Answer: Dark Harbor

Norman Reedus (yummy) played an interesting role in this unexpected movie. I am not going to say more as it might spoil the ending for those who have not seen it and want to rent or buy the movie. The quote in the question is said by Alan's character, David Weinberg, when he surprises his wife, Alexis, with a boat trip to an island. Alan starred in all the movies mentioned above, "Dark Harbor" (1998), "Judas Kiss" (1998), "January Man" (1989) and "Quigley Down Under" (1990).

11. Alan Rickman (in my humble opinion) is a truly great character actor. He's done it all. What was his first major motion picture?

From Quiz How Great Is Alan Rickman

Answer: "Die Hard"

"Die Hard" was Alan Rickman's first major motion picture. Prior to that he was seen on TV. A baddie, but still a force.

12. Who did Alan Rickman play in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"?

From Quiz Alan Rickman: Life and Movies

Answer: Sheriff of Nottingham

"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" came out in 1991. It was directed by Kevin Reynolds. Robin Hood was played by Kevin Costner. Robin Hood, who was out of prison and back in England, had joined up with a band of outlaws that were led by Little John. The people of Nottingham were being oppressed by the Sheriff. Robin Hood began to steal from the rich people to help out these poor oppressed people. The Sheriff wanted to put a stop to Robin Hood's actions and get rid of Robin Hood. However, Robin Hood had the support of all the poor people, his "Merry Men" and Maid Marian.

13. In which movie did Alan's character claimed to be an "exceptional thief"?

From Quiz Alan Rickman's Movies

Answer: Die Hard

Alan Rickman did a fantastic job as the sinister Hans Gruber in "Die Hard" (1988). Hans Gruber was after millions of dollars, actually hundreds of millions of dollars, worth of security bonds belonging to the Nakatomi Corporation but was foiled by a NY cop, John McClane played brilliantly by Bruce Willis. On a related note, Hans Gruber's death scene (fall from the building) is made more interesting with knowing that the stuntman holding Alan Rickman's hand dropped him on the count of two instead of the usual three, so Hans Gruber's look of shock was Alan Rickman's genuine look of horror. Luckily it was only a 20ft drop onto an airbag. He also starred in "Judas Kiss" (1998) and "January Man" (1989). He did appear in "Die Hard: With a Vengeance" (1995) but briefly and only in McClane's flashback (the falling from the building scene).

14. In a bit of a departure, Alan played his police detective character in the crime thriller "The Judas Kiss" with a different accent. What was the accent?

From Quiz My Life with Alan Rickman

Answer: Southern American

Well, I'm not sure I could have been any more accurate. It just seemed odd coming out of his perfect British mouth. At least I could understand him -- Emma Thompson was in the movie too as an FBI agent, and I could barely catch a thing she said! (Greg Wise was another cast member, which makes two movies the three of them have done together, "Sense and Sensibility" being the other).

15. He never won an Oscar, but Alan did receive a BAFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his scene stealing performance in which 1991 film?

From Quiz The Magnificent Alan Rickman

Answer: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

This is the film which made many of us root for the Sheriff of Nottingham, the villain, rather than the hero Robin Hood (or was that just me?). The film stars Kevin Costner as Robin with Morgan Freeman as Azeem, Robin's companion. The English folk tale has been told many times, and all the elements were in there with Christian Slater playing Will Scarlet with Nick Brimble as Little John, two of Robin's 'Merry Men'. A surprise appearance by Sean Connery, as King Richard the Lionheart, at the end also helped. Rickman's performance was extraordinary with lines such as 'no more merciful beheadings and cancel Christmas' and 'I'm gonna cut your heart out with a spoon' making an impact. BAFTA enjoyed it so much he won the award detailed in the question, but sadly the Oscars passed him by completely.

16. Alan Rickman played Professor Snape in the movie adaptation of "Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone". Who was originally cast to play Professor Snape before Alan took over?

From Quiz How Great Is Alan Rickman

Answer: Tim Roth

Tim Roth was originally cast and then backed out. I couldn't imagine a better person than Alan in the role. According to IMDB: "Tim Roth was a leading contender for the role of Professor Severus Snape. Roth dropped out of contention, however, to pursue his role as General Thade in Tim Burton's adaptation of 'Planet of the Apes' (2001)." After that JK Rowling handpicked Alan Rickman.

17. In eight different movies, Alan Rickman played this character who seemed to be evil early on. But as the movies progressed, especially at the end, we learned that there was more to him. What was this character's name?

From Quiz Alan Rickman: Life and Movies

Answer: Severus Snape

SPOILERS AHEAD! The plot of the "Harry Potter" series is as follows: Voldemort was a very evil man and basically killed anyone who opposed him. Lily and James Potter had a baby they named Harry Potter. Voldemort asked Lily and James to join his side but they refused, so Voldemort had them killed. He tried to kill the baby Harry Potter but the killing spell did not work on him due to his mother's kiss on his forehead. Instead, Harry ended up with a scar that looked like a bolt of lightning. Harry was sent to live with his aunt, uncle and their son. They, however, knew that Harry was different because they know that his parents were wizards. So they treated Harry horribly, making him sleep under the stairs instead of giving him a bedroom. At age eleven, Harry found out that he's a wizard and attended Hogwarts. While there he met his two best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Together the three of them got into a lot of trouble, but in each movie they ended up saving the day. In "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", Harry received a prophesy that stated, "Neither will live while the other survives". Harry understood that it's either him or Voldemort. In the end of the movie series, Harry faced Voldemort and after a long battle defeated him. Before this defeat he learned that Snape killed Albus Dumbledore because Dumbledore was sick and dying. He knew that Voldemort sent Draco Malfoy to do it but also knew Malfoy couldn't do it so it had to be Snape. He also learned that Snape was not evil after all; he was merely a man who was in love and rejected by the woman he loved, Harry's mother Lily.

18. In the movie, "Love Actually", how was Alan Rickman's character related to Hugh Grant's character?

From Quiz Alan Rickman's Movies

Answer: brother-in-law

Prior to "Love Actually" (2003), Alan and Hugh had co-starred together in two other movies: "Sense and Sensibility" (1995) and "An Awfully Big Adventure" (1995). In "Love Actually", Emma Thompson played the wife of Alan Rickman's character and also the sister of Hugh Grant's character. The movie is about the love lives of 8 different couples, set in the few weeks leading up to Christmas. The shots taken at the airport at the beginning and end of the movie are real, not acted! The film crew had to seek permission from the people whose pictures were taken, in order to use their shots in the movie. Look out for Hugh's dance in the movie, a real hoot!

19. Not a human this time, not even a former human. Alan portrayed an angel in this movie. Its cast included lots of famous names, including a 60's comedian, a singer and two "wunderkind" Hollywood guys.

From Quiz My Life with Alan Rickman

Answer: Dogma

I didn't care for this movie about a couple of angels "gone bad." I think it might be one of those "either you love it or hate it" movies. But Alanis Morrisette as God? Please!

20. In 2010's "Alice in Wonderland", for whom did Alan Rickman supply the voice?

From Quiz Alan Rickman: Life and Movies

Answer: The Caterpillar

SPOILERS: "Alice in Wonderland" is about a little girl named Alice who is bored with her studies. When she sees the White Rabbit, she chases him down a hole. There she meets all sorts of interesting creatures including Absolem the Caterpillar who smokes a pipe and gives advice. When Alice tells him she doesn't know where she wants to go he tells her that it doesn't matter which direction you go in. Ultimately, Alice faces the Red Queen who wants to behead her but Alice fights against the deck of cards and makes it home safely with the help of the White Queen.

21. Which movie of Alan's was based in the town of Keighley?

From Quiz Alan Rickman's Movies

Answer: Blow Dry

Keighley (pronounced Keith-Leigh) is an actual town and civil parish in the county of West Yorkshire, England, northwest of Bradford, on the meeting point of the River Aire and the River Worth. Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "The Winter Guest" (1997) was filmed in Scotland, "Truly Madly Deeply" (1991) in London and "Snowcake" (2005) in Canada. In "Blow Dry" (2001), Alan plays a hair stylist who joins his former wife and son in taking part in hairdressing contest.

22. With a very recognizable voice, Alan Rickman was on the album "When Love Speaks" (2002). What did he recite?

From Quiz Alan Rickman: Life and Movies

Answer: Shakespeare's sonnets

"Love Speaks" was a collection of Shakespeare sonnets read by famous people. He read sonnet 130 "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun".

23. Here's something you don't see too often. A movie with a cast of two! Alan costarred with Madeleine Stowe.

From Quiz My Life with Alan Rickman

Answer: Closet Land

"The Winter Guest" is a movie about the sticky relationship between a mother and daughter that A.R. directed and co-wrote, starring Emma Thompson and Phyllida Law. "Close My Eyes" is probably the only Rickman movie I never want to see -- the subject matter (incest) seems too repulsive to me! "Mesmer," with Alan in the title role, is a biography of the controversial eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer.

24. Who was Rickman's long-time girlfriend and eventual wife (from 2012 to 2016, when he died)?

From Quiz Alan Rickman: Life and Movies

Answer: Rima Horton

Rima Horton was born on January 31, 1947. She and Rickman were together since 1977 but did not marry until 2012. She was 18 and he was 19 when they met and started dating.

25. Alan played the role of Alexander Dane in the wonderfully funny comedy "Galaxy Quest" (1999). In the movie, a Thermian looks up to (hero worships) Alexander Dane or Dr. Lazarus as he is known in the Thermian world. What is the name of this Thermian?

From Quiz Alan Rickman's Movies

Answer: Quellek

Go and see this movie if you have not yet done so. It is very funny and you get to see Alan Rickman in a different light. I love his sense of humour and the dry British wit. Hilarious!

26. What instrument does Alan's character play in "Truly, Madly, Deeply"?

From Quiz My Life with Alan Rickman

Answer: cello

This film focuses on Nina, a woman unable to move beyond her grief at the loss of her love. So strong is her need that Jamie retuns. Nina is renewed, but then must face the reality of what life with Jamie had actually been like (not to mention the inconveniences that come from cohabiting w/ a dead guy!). Jamie had been a professional cellist. Though A.R. did not do the actual playing, he did a very convincing job of faking it.

27. What was the cause of Rickman's death on January 14, 2016?

From Quiz Alan Rickman: Life and Movies

Answer: Pancreatic cancer

It was a big surprise to his fans when he died as he kept his illness from everyone but close friends and family. Fans soon showed their love for Rickman by creating a memorial at platform 9 and 3/4 at London King's Cross railway station.

28. Alan Rickman played a character whose enemy was named "Locksley". Which movie was this?

From Quiz Alan Rickman's Movies

Answer: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

True blue Alan Rickman fans would have got the answer in a micro-second. The story of Robin Hood and his merry men is a much-loved classic. Before I saw this movie, I never gave much thought to the Sheriff of Nottingham except as the much detested villain. After watching the movie I loved Alan's Sheriff and felt that it totally outclassed Kevin Costner's, Robin Hood. Plenty of unforgettable quotes from the Sheriff in this movie. Again Alan starred in all the movies listed above and their release dates are as follows: "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991), "Bob Roberts" (1992), "Close My Eyes" (1991) and "Quigley Down Under" (1990).

29. This 1988 action hit was the first movie Rickman ever appeared in. As is often the case, he was cast as the bad guy.

From Quiz My Life with Alan Rickman

Answer: Die Hard

In "Die Hard," Bruce Willis plays a NY policeman who happens to be in a LA office buiding when it has been taken over by terrorists (led by Rickman), and its inhabitants held hostage. His first venture into movie making, Alan had to learn quickly that no one cared what his "motivation" was for each action. (Makes me think of his Alexander Dane character in "Galaxy Quest"!)

30. 'Dogma' appeared in 1999 and featured a host of stars, including Rickman. Which role did he play?

From Quiz The Magnificent Alan Rickman

Answer: Metatron

Described as a 'fantasy comedy', this film was created and directed by Kevin Smith as part of his series called 'View Askewniverse' which began with 'Clerks' in 1994. The film also stars Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Salma Hayek, and Alanis Morissette, who plays God. Smith himself appears in the film as his usual character of 'Silent Bob'. The, somewhat controversial, plot involves two fallen angels (Affleck and Damon) who are banished from Heaven They discover a way to get back using Catholic dogma during a rededication service. The downside is that this would prove God is not omnipotent and lead to the end of human life. Metatron (Rickman) is a seraph, a type of angel, who tasks a human being to prevent this disaster. Even this brief description of the plot should be enough to make you understand why the Catholic Church wasn't happy about the film, but I'm sure Alan made a great angel.

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