Who is Rima Horton?
Rima Horton is an English lecturer known for working with the Labour Party as a councilor on the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council.
Moreover, she is also recognised as the ex-wife of the Primetime Emmy award-winning actor, Alan Rickman.
Rima Horton Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Rima Elizabeth Horton was born on 31 January 1947 under the Aquarius zodiac sign, in Bayswater, London, England, one of four children to parents Elice Irene and Wilfred Stewart Horton.
Born in a working-class family, she focused on success early and strived to become a well-educated person. She was one of the best students at the co-educational private St. Vincent’s primary school and later City of London School for Girls.
During her teenage years, Rima became interested in acting, and while in high school she performed in theatre and joined several amateur groups, including the Brook Drama Club. At just 15 years old, she went to Paris with the drama club, showcasing her acting and directing talents.
Aged 18, Rima won the Most Promising Youngster Award at the Southhall Music & Drama Festival.
Although talented, Rima never considered acting as a full-time job. Instead, she won election as a Labour Party councilor on the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council in 1986.
She was Chief Whip and spokesperson on education during her tenure that lasted until May 2006, when she lost her position due to a national shift, explained in a swing against the Labour Party, which was in government nationally for nine years.
She also ran as a Labour Party candidate for Parliament, but she lost to the Conservative candidate on two occasions, after which she didn’t run again.
To speak further of her accomplishments, Rima was a senior economics lecturer at Kingston University until 2012, when she retired.
As of mid- 2022, Rima Horton’s net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million, earned largely through her successful career in politics as a member of the Labour Party.
The Untold Truth: Relationship with Alan Rickman
Rima and Alan met when she was 18 and he was 19 years old, at Chelsea College of Arts as members of two theatre groups. The couple started living together in 1977, and were inseparable until he died in 2016. Rima and Alan didn’tmarry until 2012, and even then only came forward with the information three years later, when he was already diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. They didn’t have children.
Rima Horton Trivia
From 2002 to 2005 Rima was on the board of directors of The Making Place, which is a children’s charity, Moreover, she was on the Gate Theatre board of trustees in Notting Hill.
Rima Horton’s Husband, Alan Rickman Biography
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was born on 21 February 1946, in London, England, the son of Margaret Doreen Rose and Bernard William Rickman, a Second World War aircraft fitter, house painter, and decorator.
He had three siblings, brothers David and Michael and a sister named Sheila. His father passed away when Alan was eight years old, and with his siblings and mother moved to an Acton estate to the west of Wormwood Scrubs Prison. His mother had a tough time raising four children, and working for the Post Office.
He attended Latymer Upper School, where he became interested in acting, then after matriculating, he enrolled at Chelsea College of Art and Design, and continued his education at the Royal College of Art from 1968 to 1970.
After a short stint as a co-owner of a graphic design studio called Graphiti with a few of his friends, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA),and after completing his education there, Alan honed his acting skills with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in the plays “Sherlock Holmes”, and “The Devil is an Ass”, before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company and appearing in such plays as “Love’s Labour’s Lost”, “The Tempest”, and “Captain Swing” among others.
Known for his deep, languid voice, Alan secured his first significant on-screen role in 1988, as Hans Gruber in the Academy Award-nominated action thriller film “Die Hard”, co-starring Bruce Willis and Bonnie Bedelia.
Before the ’80s ended, Alan appeared in the action comedy-crime film “The January Man”, starring Kevin Kline, Havey Keitel, Susan Sarandon and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
He enjoyed success in the ’90s, with such roles as Sheriff of Nottingham in the film “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991), then as Colonel Brandon in the film “Sense and Sensibility” (1995), while in 1996, he was Grigori Rasputin in the television movie “Rasputin”. He then starred in the thriller crime-drama film “Judas Kiss”, and the ’90s ended for him with the starring role in the award-winning sci-fi comedy-adventure film “Galaxy Quest”, co-starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver.
In 2001 he appeared as Professor Severus Snape in the first installment of the “Harry Potter” franchise, entitled “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (2001), and continued to portray the dark and mysterious wizard in all the films that followed, including “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” part one and two in 2011.
Alan was praised for his work throughout the 2000s, making several other notable appearances. He was Harry in the film “Love Actually” in 2003, then in 2006 he teamed up again with Sigourney Weaver, this time in the romantic drama film “Snow Cake”, and the same year starred in the fantasy crime-drama film “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”.
He continued his career with starring roles, first in the comedy-drama film “Bottle Shock” in 2008, with Bill Pullman and Chris Pine. Four years later, Alan starred with Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth in the comedy-crime film “Gambit”, and in 2013 starred in the award-winning romantic drama film “A Promise”, alongside Rebecca Hall and Richard Madden.
The same year he appeared in Lee Daniels’s eponymous film “The Butler”, and in 2014, he wrote and directed the romantic drama film “A Little Chaos”, in which he starred with Kate Winslet.
He worked on several more projects, including the action thriller drama film “Eye in the Skye” (2015) and “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, which premiered following his death.
At the time of his death, Alan Rickman’s net worth was estimated to be around $16 million, earned through his magnificent acting career, during which he appeared in more than 70 films.
Known for his philanthropic work, Alan helped several organizations, including Save the Children and Refugee Council, and was an active patron of the research foundation Saving Faces. Moreover, he was an honorary president of the International Performers’ Aid Trust.
Active in politics, he was a strong supporter of the Labour Party.