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HOUSE OF CARDS

Ian Richardson was best known for his role as the cold and evil Tory politician Francis Urquhart in this much praised BBC drama of the 1990s. He also reprised the role of Urquhart in 'To Play The King' and 'The Final Cut'.

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House Of Cards Main Cast List

Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart
Susannah Harker as Mattie Storin
Miles Anderson as Roger O'Neill
Colin Jeavons as Tim Stamper
Damien Thomas as Michael Samuels
Malcolm Tierney as Patrick Woolton
Alphonsia Emmanuel as Penny Guy
Diane Fletcher as Elizabeth Urquhart
William Chubb as John Krajewski
Kenneth Gilbert as Harold Earle
Christopher Owen as McKenzie
David Lyon as Prime Minister Henry Collingridge
Isabelle Amyes as Anne Collingridge
John Hartley as Greville Preston
James Villiers as Charles Collingridge
Kenny Ireland as Ben Landless
Nicholas Selby as Lord Billsborough
Tommy Boyle as Stephen Kendrick
Richard Braine as Kevin Spence
Angela Rippon as Newsreader
John Arnatt as Sir Jasper Grainger
Hugh Dickson as Dr. Andrew Christian
Kenneth Hadley as Chauffeur
Robert Ashby as Presenter
Delaval Astley as Political Secretary
Ian Collier as Man at Hospital
Alex Leppard as Commissionaire
Johnnie Lyne-Pirkis as Young Man At No. 10
Subash Singh Pall as Waiter
Michael Tomlinson as Constable
Frank Williams as Treasurer

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'House Of Cards : Complete BBC Series Trilogy Box Set DVD' House Of Cards : Complete BBC Series Trilogy Box Set [1990] ~ Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker

Ian Richardson Brief Biography

Ian Richardson was best known for his role as the cold and evil Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the much praised BBC drama of the 1990s, 'House Of Cards'. He also reprised the role of Urquhart in 'To Play The King' and 'The Final Cut'.

Richardson was born on April 7th, 1934 in Edinburgh, and honed his acting skills at the College of Dramatic Art, Glasgow. He went on to become an accomplished stage actor, becoming a leading player with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and, in 1976, was nominated for a Tony for his Broadway performance as Henry Higgins in 'My Fair Lady'.

A few days before he was due to start filming for the long-running ITV drama, 'Midsomer Murders', Ian Richardson died in his sleep on February 9th, 2007. He will be remembered as one of the finest of British actors, and his other notable TV appearances included in 'A Voyage Round My Father (1969)', 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979)', 'The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1983)', and 'Bleak House (2005)'. He also appeared in the films 'Brazil (1985)', 'The Fourth Protocol (1987)', and 'Cry Freedom (1987)'. Ian's father also invented the Jaffa Cake - allegedly!

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