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      Ian Richardson

      Ian Richardson

      Highest Rated: 98% Brazil (1985)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 7, 1934

      Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

      After attending the College of Dramatic Arts in Glasgow, Ian Richardson spent time honing his craft further at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and at the Royal Shakespeare Company (of which he was a founding member). Further theater roles followed both in London and on Broadway, as well as appearances on television and in film throughout the 1960s and 1970s. But it would be in the 1980s that Richardson began truly receiving the recognition he deserved as an actor, with a Royal Television Society Award (for "Best Performance") for his role in 1981 British comedy "Private Schulz." The early 1990s would see Richardson take on the role that he would forever be best remembered for, as Francis Urquhart in a four-part television version of "House of Cards" (based on a political thriller novel penned by Michael Dobbs), for which Richardson won a BAFTA Award for "Best Actor" and a Broadcasting Press Guild Award for "Best Acting Performance." Richardson continued to land solid roles (and earn more award nominations) until his death from a heart attack on February 9, 2007, at the age of 72.

      Highest rated movies

      98% Brazil
      93% Marat/Sade
      76% Dark City
      74% Cry Freedom
      67% The Fourth Protocol
      61% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
      58% Becoming Jane
      57% From Hell

      Photos

      A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, from left: Ian Richardson as Oberon, Judi Dench as Titania, 1968 amsnd1968-fsct002(amsnd1968-fsct002) MARAT/SADE, Ian Richardson, Glenda Jackson, Patrick Magee, 1967 MARAT/SADE, John Steiner (back), Michael Williams, Ian Richardson, 1967 MARAT/SADE, Ian Richardson, 1967 MARAT/SADE, Ian Richardson, Michael Williams, 1967 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, from left: Ian Richardson as Oberon, Judi Dench as Titania, 1968 amsnd1968-fsct001(amsnd1968-fsct001) MARAT/SADE, Patrick Magee, Ian Richardson, 1967 MARAT/SADE, Ian Richardson, Michael Williams, 1967 MARAT/SADE, Ian Richardson, 1967 BRAZIL, Ian Richardson, Jonathan Pryce, 1985. TWICE UPON A TIME, (aka DESACCORD PARFAIT), Ian Richardson, Charlotte Rampling, James Thierree, 2006. ©Gaumont/Columbia TriStar Films BECOMING JANE, James McAvoy, Ian Richardson,2007. ©Miramax BAPS, (aka B.A.P.S), Ian Richardson, Martin Landau, 1997, (c)New Line Cinema

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      58% 74% Becoming Jane Judge Langlois (Character) $18.7M 2007
      No Score Yet 84% Hogfather Unknown (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogfather - Teil 2 Tod (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogfather - Teil 1 Tod (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Booze Cruise III: The Scattering Marcus (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 46% Twice Upon a Time Lord Evelyn Gaylord (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Booze Cruise II: The Treasure Hunt Marcus (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 70% Greyfriars Bobby Judge (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: The Body in the Library Conway Jefferson (Character) - 2004
      57% 66% From Hell Sir Charles Warren (Character) $31.6M 2001
      30% 32% 102 Dalmatians Mr. Torte (Character) $66.9M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magician's House II Stephen Tyler/The Magician (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 49% Alice Through the Looking Glass Wasp (Character) - 1999
      13% 41% The King and I The Kralahome (Voice) $12.0M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magician's House Stephen Tyler (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 45% A Knight in Camelot Merlin (Character) - 1998
      76% 85% Dark City Mr. Book (Character) $14.3M 1998
      33% 60% Incognito Turley (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 52% The Woman in White Mr. Fairlie (Character) - 1997
      15% 67% B.A.P.S Manley (Character) $7.2M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Canterville Ghost Simon de Canterville (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fifth Province Dr. Drudy (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 29% Treasure Seekers Haig (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 47% Catherine the Great Vorontzov (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 36% A Change of Place Henri Chambertin (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Words Upon the Window Pane Dr. Trench (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Foreign Affairs Edwin (Character) - 1993
      39% 67% M. Butterfly Ambassador Toulon (Character) $1.0M 1993
      No Score Yet 25% Dirty Weekend Nimrod (Character) - 1993
      0% 50% Year of the Comet Sir Mason Harwood (Character) $2.2M 1992
      No Score Yet 87% An Ungentlemanly Act His Excellency, Gov. Rex Hunt (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 53% The Plot to Kill Hitler Gen. Beck (Character) - 1990
      61% 87% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Polonius (Character) $55.0K 1990
      No Score Yet 67% Phantom of the Opera Cholet (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 44% Burning Secret Mr. Tuchman (Character) $132.7K 1988
      74% 87% Cry Freedom State Prosecutor (Character) $4.9M 1987
      67% 55% The Fourth Protocol Sir Nigel Irvine (Character) $12.4M 1987
      No Score Yet 100% Blunt: The Fourth Man Anthony Blunt (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 80% Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Nehru (Character) - 1986
      98% 90% Brazil Mr. Warrenn (Character) $3.7M 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsignor Quixote Bishop of Motopo (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Quality Ray Malcolm (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 71% Mistral's Daughter Adrien Avigdor (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 49% The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Number 10 Unknown (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 22% The Sign of Four Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Cotswold Death Inspector Anthony Arrowsmith (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gauguin the Savage Degas (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ike: The War Years Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Muffin Cuthbertson (Character) - 1974
      53% 71% Man of La Mancha The Padre (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Darwin Adventure Capt. Fitzroy (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 55% A Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon (Character) - 1968
      93% 79% Marat/Sade Jean-Paul Marat (Character) - 1967

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet House of Cards Trilogy Francis Urquhart (Character) 1990 1993 1995 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1995 1998 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Character) 2001
      No Score Yet 89% Highlander: The Series Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Phantom of the Opera Cholet (Character) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Porterhouse Blue Unknown (Character) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman in White Frederick Fairlie (Character) 1982
      100% 88% Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Bill Haydon (Character) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Civilisation Hamlet (Character) 1969