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Ian Richardson

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Ian Richardson

Scottish actor best known for his portrayal of the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards trilogy add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1934.

Countries: United Kingdom (68%), United States (15%), (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Donald Sinden, Kenneth Clark, Derek Jacobi

Linked to: Royal Shakespeare Company, George Heriot's School, Tynecastle High School, University of Stirling

 

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Ian Richardson was born in 1934 add something


1960

After a period at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre he appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company , of which he was a founding member, from 1960 to 1975 add something

 

Ronald Lacey - Lacey performed on British television throughout the 1960s and 1970s, with roles spanning from a part in Kenneth Clark's "Civilisation" television series, as the gravedigger, in a re-enactment of the gravedigger scene from "Hamlet", with Ian Richardson as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as Horatio, to a guest shot as the "Strange Young Man" on The Avengers episode "The Joker," to a memorable turn as Harris in the sitcom "Porridge", with the latter finally landing him in the role for which his unusual physical characteris


1969

A notable Shakespearean cameo role was a brief performance as Hamlet in the gravedigger scene as part of episode six, 'Protest and Communication', of Kenneth Clark's Civilisation television series in 1969 add something

 

In the 1969 season his roles included "Pericles" in Terry Hands's production add something

 

Patrick Stewart - In 1969, he had a brief TV cameo role as Horatio, opposite Ian Richardson's Hamlet, in a performance of the gravedigger scene as part of episode six of Sir Kenneth Clark's "Civilisation" television series


1972

He played one musical role on film - the Priest in "Man of La Mancha", the 1972 screen version of the Broadway musical add something

 

In 1972, he appeared in the musical "Trelawney", with which the Bristol Old Vic reopened after its refurbishment add something


1974

In 1974, he played Iachimo in John Barton's RSC production of "Cymbeline" add something


 

On leaving the RSC, he played Professor Henry Higgins in the 1976 Broadway revival of "My Fair Lady" and received the Drama Desk award and a Tony nomination add something


1980

He had earlier played Sherlock Holmes in two 1980s television versions of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and "The Sign of Four" add something

 

In the 1980s he became well known as Major Neuheim in the award-winning "Private Schulz", and more notably Sir Godber Evans in Channel 4's adaptation of "Porterhouse Blue" add something

 

Sebastian Shaw (actor) - Shaw remained active in his later years; along with fellow Royal Shakespeare Company actors Ian Richardson, John_Nettles, Martin Best and Ann Firbank, he engaged in discussions and workshops with acting teachers and students in the early 1980s


1981

He appeared on Broadway in 1981 in the original production of Edward Albee's play "Lolita", an adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's book, but this is not regarded as having been a success add something


1987

In 1987, he played a variation on this role, when he portrayed the Bishop of Motopo in the non-musical telefilm "Monsignor Quixote", based on Graham Greene's modernized take on the Quixote story add something


1989

He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1989 add something


1992

He received another BAFTA film nomination for his role as Falkland Islands governor Sir Rex Hunt in the 1992 film "An Ungentlemanly Act", and played another corrupt politician, Michael Spearpoint, British Director of the European Economic Community in the ambitious satirical series "The Gravy Train" and "The Gravy Train Goes East" add something

 

Rex Hunt (governor) - Hunt was portrayed by Ian Richardson in the 1992 BBC television drama "An Ungentlemanly Act", depicting the 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands

 

Stuart Urban - In 1992, his one-off television film "An Ungentlemanly Act", a dramatisation of the first thirty-six hours of the Falklands War starring Ian Richardson and Bob Peck, was widely acclaimed


1996

He narrated the 1996 BBC docudrama "A Royal Scandal" add something


1998

Jennifer Connelly - Her next appearance was in the critically acclaimed 1998 science fiction film "Dark City", where she played alongside Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, Ian Richardson and Kiefer Sutherland


2002

In 2002 Richardson joined Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Donald Sinden and Dame Diana Rigg in an international tour of "The Hollow Crown" add something

 

Janet Suzman - In 2002 she returned to the RSC to perform in a new version of "The Hollow Crown" with Sir Donald Sinden, Ian Richardson and Sir Derek Jacobi

 

Derek Jacobi - In 2002, Jacobi toured Australia in "The Hollow Crown" with Sir Donald Sinden, Ian Richardson and Dame Diana Rigg


2003

In 2003 he once more returned to fantasy in the recurring role of the villainous Canon Black in the short-lived BBC cult series "Strange" add something


2004

Paul Scofield - In 2004, a poll of actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Ian McKellen, Donald Sinden, Janet Suzman, Ian Richardson, Antony Sher and Corin Redgrave, acclaimed his Lear as the greatest Shakespearean performance ever


2005

In 2005, he took on the role of a curiously detached Chancellor in the highly successful TV drama "Bleak House" add something


 

Dame Helen Mirren dedicated her 2006 Best Actress BAFTA award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the film "The Queen" to Ian Richardson add something

 

His last stage appearance was in 2006 as Sir Epicure Mammon in "The Alchemist" at the National Theatre in London add something

 

In June 2006 he was made an honorary Doctor of the University of Stirling add something

 

In December 2006, Richardson starred in Sky One's two-part adaptation of the Terry Pratchett novel "Hogfather" add something

 

Terry Pratchett - A two-part, feature-length version of "Hogfather" starring David Jason and the voice of Ian Richardson was first aired on Sky One in the United Kingdom in December 2006, and on ION Television in the U.S. in 2007


Ian Richardson died in 2007 add something

 

Ian Richardson died in his sleep of a heart attack on the morning of 9 February 2007, aged 72 add something


2008

His widow and his son Miles placed his ashes in the foundations of the auditorium of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford during its renovations in 2008 add something

 

House of Cards (U.S. TV series) - While finishing production on his 2008 film "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", David Fincher's agent showed him "House of Cards", a BBC miniseries starring Ian Richardson