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Ian Richardson

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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Apr 7, 1934 In Edinburgh, Scotland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes
Latest Project:
Series An Ungentlemanly Act 2017
Known For
Poster of Becoming Jane
Poster of The Gravy Train
Poster of The Woman in White
Poster of The Darwin Adventure
Movie Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes 2020
Series An Ungentlemanly Act Unknown 2017
Movie Becoming Jane Richter Langlois 2007-03-02
Movie Hogfather Death 2007-10-12
Movie The Booze Cruise III: The Scattering Marcus 2006-05-21
Series Hogfather Unknown 2006-12-17
Movie Twice Upon a Time Lord Evelyn Gaylord 2006-11-08
Series Bleak House Unknown 2005-10-27
Movie The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby Judge 2005-10-29
Movie The Booze Cruise II: The Treasure Hunt Marcus Foster 2005-12-25
Movie Joyeux Noël The Bishop 2005-11-09
Series Imperium: Nero Settimio 2004-01-01
Movie Dæmos Rising Narrator 2004-03-31
Movie Imperium: Nero Septimus 2004-05-23
Series Strange 2002-03-09
Movie From Hell Sir Charles Warren 2001-10-19
Series Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes Dr. Joseph Bell 2000-01-04
Series Gormenghast Lord Groan 2000-01-17
Movie The King and I The Kralahome (voice) 1999-03-19
Series The Magician's House Stephen Tyler 1999-10-31
Movie Alice Through the Looking Glass Wasp 1998-12-26
Movie Dark City Mr. Book 1998-02-27
Movie A Knight in Camelot Merlin 1998-11-08
Movie B.A.P.S. Manley 1997-03-28
Movie The Canterville Ghost Simon de Canterville 1997-10-31
Movie A Royal Scandal Narrator 1997-10-10
Movie Incognito Turley (prosecutor) 1997-11-14
Movie Catherine the Great Vorontzov 1996-04-27
Movie The Treasure Seekers Haig 1996-01-01
Movie A Change of Place Henri Chambertin 1994-10-09
Series To Play the King Francis Urquhart 1993-11-21
Movie M. Butterfly Ambassador Toulon 1993-09-09
Movie Dirty Weekend Nimrod 1993-10-29
Movie An Ungentlemanly Act His Excellency, Governor Rex Hunt 1992-01-01
Movie Year of the Comet Sir Mason Harwood 1992-04-24
Movie Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Polonius 1991-02-08
Movie The Plot to Kill Hitler Ludwig Beck 1990-01-30
Series The Phantom of the Opera Cholet 1990-03-18
Series The Gravy Train Michael Spearpoint 1990-06-27
Series Chillers Unknown 1990-04-14
Movie King of the Wind Bey of Tunis 1990-05-25
Series House of Cards Francis Urquhart 1990-11-18
Movie The Winslow Boy Sir Robert Morton, KC 1989-04-30
Movie Burning Secret Edmund's Father 1988-12-23
Movie The Fourth Protocol Sir Nigel Irvine 1987-02-24
Movie Monsignor Quixote Bishop of Motopo 1987-02-13
Series Porterhouse Blue 1987-06-03
Movie Cry Freedom State Prosecutor 1987-11-05
Movie Whoops Apocalypse Rear Admiral Bendish 1986-05-06
Series Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Nehru 1986-01-26
Movie Brazil Mr. Warrenn 1985-02-20
Movie Star Quality Ray Malcolm 1985-11-10
Movie The Master of Ballantrae Mr. MacKellar 1984-01-31
Series Six Centuries of Verse Himself - Reader 1984-05-02
Series Mistral's Daughter Adrien Avigdor 1984-09-24
Series Number 10 Unknown 1983-02-13
Movie The Sign of Four Sherlock Holmes 1983-12-06
Movie The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes 1983-11-03
Series The Woman in White Frederick Fairlie 1982-04-14
Series Private Schulz 1981-05-06
Movie Gauguin the Savage Degas 1980-04-29
Movie Charlie Muffin Cuthbertson 1979-12-11
Series Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Bill Haydon 1979-09-10
Movie Danton's Death Robespierre 1978-04-23
Movie Gawain and the Green Knight Narrator (voice) 1973-06-01
Movie Man of La Mancha The Padre 1972-12-20
Movie The Darwin Adventure 1972-09-27
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon 1968-09-30
Movie All's Well That Ends Well Bertram 1968-03-06
Movie Marat/Sade Jean-Paul Marat 1967-01-01
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Movie As You Like It Le Beau 1963-03-21
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24