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Ian Richardson

Actor | * 04/07/1934 († 72, 02/09/2007) | Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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Ian William Richardson, (7 April 1934 – 9 February 2007) was a Scottish actor of film, stage and television. He portrayed the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards (1990–1995) television trilogy. Richardson was also a leading Shakespearean stage actor. Richardson's other notable work included a portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in two films (The Sign of Four and The Hound of the Baskervilles), significant roles in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Brazil, and M. Butterfly, and as the lead in the Broadway production of Marat/Sade. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | TV Movies

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Awards & Nominations for Ian Richardson

Commander of The Order of The British Empire Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical

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Movies with Ian Richardson as Actor(57)

as Death2007 Hogfather
as Richter Langlois2007 Becoming Jane
as Lord Evelyn Gaylord2006 Twice Upon a Time
as The Bishop2005 Joyeux Noel
as Septimus2004 Imperium: Nero
as Narrator2004 Dæmos Rising
as Sir Charles Warren2001 From Hell
as Narrator2000 3-D Halloween
as Mr. Torte2000 102 Dalmatians
as The Kralahome (voice)1999 The King and I
as Merlin1998 A Knight in Camelot
as Mr. Book1998 Dark City
as Mr. Fairlie1997 The Woman In White
as Simon de Canterville1997 The Canterville Ghost
as Turley (prosecutor)1997 Incognito
as Narrator1997 A Royal Scandal
as Manley1997 B.A.P.S.
as Vorontzov1996 Catherine the Great
as Henri Chambertin1994 A Change of Place
as Dr. Trench1994 Words Upon the Window Pane
as Nimrod1993 Dirty Weekend
as Ambassador Toulon1993 M. Butterfly
as His Excellency, Governor Rex Hunt1992 An Ungentlemanly Act
as Sir Mason Harwood1992 Year of the Comet
as Ludwig Beck1990 The Plot to Kill Hitler
as Bey of Tunis1990 King of the Wind
as Sir Robert Morton, KC1989 The Winslow Boy
as Edmund's Father1988 Burning Secret
as Anthony Blunt1987 Blunt
as Bishop of Motopo1987 Monsignor Quixote
as State Prosecutor1987 Cry Freedom
as Sir Nigel Irvine1987 The Fourth Protocol
as Rear Admiral Bendish1986 Whoops Apocalypse
as Mr. Warrenn1985 Brazil
as Mr. MacKellar1984 The Master of Ballantrae
as Sherlock Holmes1983 The Sign of Four
as Sherlock Holmes1983 The Hound of the Baskervilles
as Inspector Anthony Arrowsmith1982 A Cotswold Death
as Gen. Bernard L. Montgomery1981 Churchill and the Generals
as Degas1980 Gauguin the Savage
as Cuthbertson1979 Charlie Muffin
as Robespierre1978 Danton's Death
as Michael - 'Private View'1978 Sorry...
as Narrator (voice)1973 Gawain and the Green Knight
as The Padre1972 Man of La Mancha
as Jean-Paul Marat1967 Marat/Sade
as Le Beau1963 As You Like It

TV Shows/Series with Ian Richardson as Actor(26)

as Conway Jefferson2004 Agatha Christie's Marple
2002 Strange
as Lord Groan2000 Gormenghast
as Stephen Tyler1999 The Magician's House
as Francis Urquhart1995 The Final Cut
as Francis Urquhart1993 To Play the King
as Max Leiner1992 Highlander: The Series
as Michael Spearpoint1991 The Gravy Train Goes East
as Michael Spearpoint1990 The Gravy Train
as Francis Urquhart1990 House of Cards
as Edward Spencer1988 Troubles
as Himself - Reader1984 Six Centuries of Verse
as Adrien Avigdor1984 Mistral's Daughter
as Frederick Fairlie1982 The Woman in White
as Bill Haydon1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Full Name: Ian Richardson
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Saturday, 04/07 1934 (April) in Edinburgh
Died: Friday, 02/09 2007 (February) in London (aged: 72)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, George Heriot's School
Ian Richardson frequently works together with these people:
Patrick Stewart (5x, Actor)
Ian Holm (5x, Actor)
Ian McNeice (5x, Actor)
Andrew Davies (5x, Crew)
Colin Jeavons (5x, Actor)
Christian Carion (5x, Crew)
Lisa Stadnykova (5x, Actress)
Charles Gray (4x, Actor)
Brian Blessed (4x, Actor)
Alex Proyas (4x, Crew)
Terry Pratchett (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6694, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/07/2020