Ian Richardson

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Ian William Richardson CBE (7 April 1934 – 9 February 2007) was a Scottish actor best known for his portrayal of the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards trilogy. He was also a leading Shakespearean stage actor.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ian William Richardson CBE (7 April 1934 – 9 February 2007) was a Scottish actor best known for his portrayal of the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards trilogy. He was also a leading Shakespearean stage actor.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Ian Richardson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Gender -

Known Credits 75

Birthday 1934-04-07

Day of Death 2007-02-09

Place of Birth Edinburgh, Scotland

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2007 Becoming Jane as Richter Langlois
2006 Hogfather as Death
2006 Terry Pratchett's Hogfather(0 episodes)
2006 Twice Upon a Time as Lord Evelyn Gaylord
2006 The Booze Cruise III: The Scattering as Marcus
2005 The Booze Cruise II: The Treasure Hunt as Marcus Foster
2005 Bleak House(5 episodes)
2005 Joyeux Noël as L'évêque
2004 Daemos Rising as Narrator
2002 Strange(8 episodes)
2001 From Hell as Sir Charles Warren
2000 Gormenghast as Lord Groan
2000 Gormenghast(5 episodes)
1999 The Magician's House(12 episodes) as Stephen Tyler
1999 The King and I as The Kralahome
1998 A Knight in Camelot as Merlin
1998 Dark City as Mr. Book
1997 Incognito as Turley (prosecutor)
1997 The Canterville Ghost as Simon de Canterville
1997 A Royal Scandal as Narrator
1997 B.A.P.S. as Manley
1996 Catherine The Great as Vorontzov
1996 The Treasure Seekers as Haig
1994 A Change of Place as Henri Chambertin
1993 To Play the King as Francis Urquhart
1993 To Play the King(0 episodes) as Francis Urquhart
1993 Dirty Weekend as Nimrod
1993 M. Butterfly as Ambassador Toulon
1992 Year of the Comet as Sir Mason Harwood
1992 An Ungentlemanly Act as His Excellency, Governor Rex Hunt
1991 The Gravy Train Goes East as Michael Spearpoint
1990 House of Cards as Francis Urquhart
1990 House of Cards(4 episodes) as Francis Urquhart
1990 The Gravy Train as Michael Spearpoint
1990 King of the Wind as Bey of Tunis
1990 Chillers(1 episode)
1990 The Phantom of the Opera as Cholet
1990 The Plot to Kill Hitler as Ludwig Beck
1989 The Winslow Boy as Sir Robert Morton, KC
1988 Burning Secret as Edmund's Father
1988 Whoops Apocalypse as Rear Admiral Bendish
1988 Troubles as Edward Spencer
1987 Cry Freedom as State Prosecutor
1987 The Fourth Protocol as Sir Nigel Irvine
1987 Porterhouse Blue(4 episodes)
1987 Porterhouse Blue
1987 Monsignor Quixote as Bishop of Motopo
1985 Brazil as Mr. Warrenn
1984 Mistral's Daughter as Adrien Avigdor
1984 Mistral's Daughter(7 episodes) as Adrien Avigdor
1984 Six Centuries of Verse(10 episodes) as Himself - Reader
1984 The Master of Ballantrae as Mr. MacKellar
1983 The Sign of Four as Sherlock Holmes
1983 The Hound of the Baskervilles as Sherlock Holmes
1983 Number 10(1 episode)
1982 The Woman in White(1 episode)
1981 Private Schulz(7 episodes)
1980 Gauguin the Savage as Degas
1979 Charlie Muffin as Cuthbertson
1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as Bill Haydon
1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(4 episodes)
1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(9 episodes) as Bill Haydon
1978 Danton's Death as Robespierre
1972 Man of La Mancha as The Padre
1972 The Darwin Adventure
1970 Play for Today(1 episode)
1968 A Midsummer Night's Dream as Oberon
1968 All's Well That Ends Well as Bertram
1967 Marat/Sade as Jean-Paul Marat
1965 Play of the Month(1 episode)
1963 As You Like It as Le Beau
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1900 Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes
1900 An Ungentlemanly Act(0 episodes)
1900 The Gravy Train(8 episodes)
1900 Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes(5 episodes) as Dr. Joseph Bell

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