The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that BAFTA-winning actor Alan Rickman will discuss his craft and career at a special 'BAFTA A Life In Pictures' event at BAFTA's headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Wednesday 15 April. The event is sponsored by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.

'BAFTA A Life In Pictures' is a long-running series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world's leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft. The series has hosted such figures as Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Jim Broadbent, David Fincher, Tom Hanks, Ethan Hawke, Dustin Hoffman, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Quentin Tarantino, Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone.

Alan Rickman began his acting career in theatre, where his credits include a Tony nomination for his performance in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. His feature film debut came in the 1988 alongside Bruce Willis in Die Hard. Since then he has appeared in over forty films, including the entire Harry Potter series, Sweeney Todd and Love Actually.

Rickman was awarded a BAFTA in 1992 for his role as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. In the same year, he was also BAFTA-nominated for his lead role in Truly, Madly, Deeply. He received two further BAFTA nominations in 1996 and 1997, for Sense And Sensibility and Michael Collins respectively.

Alan Rickman made his directorial debut in 1997 with The Winter Guest, starring Emma Thompson and Phyllida Law. He recently directed and co-wrote his second feature film, A Little Chaos, in which he also stars with Kate Winslet and Stanley Tucci. The film premiered as the Closing Gala at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and opens in the UK on Friday 17 April.

Rickman will next be seen in Eye In The Sky, co-starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Colin Firth and Barkhad Abdi, and will reprise his role as the Blue Caterpillar in Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass.