Ian Richardson

1934 - 2007

Ian Richardson

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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Richardson has received more than 887,428 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,503rd most popular actor.

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  • 48.31

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ian Richardson ranks 2,470 out of 8,832Before him are Fred Gwynne, Arkady Raikin, Virginia Mayo, Jeffrey Jones, Robert Guillaume, and Walter Pidgeon. After him are Jean Hersholt, Annie Potts, Bodil Ipsen, Greg Kinnear, Danai Gurira, and Pauley Perrette.

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Among people born in 1934, Ian Richardson ranks 211Before him are Ružica Sokić, Roberto Clemente, Timothy West, Mahbub ul Haq, Marc Rich, and Karl-Josef Rauber. After him are Sergio Balanzino, Tom Baker, Marilyn Horne, Roger Norrington, Shirley Jones, and Zequinha. Among people deceased in 2007, Ian Richardson ranks 180Before him are Giuseppe Baldo, Liviu Librescu, Michael Brecker, Néstor Rossi, Jan Wolkers, and Ellen Preis. After him are Stuart Rosenberg, Driss Chraïbi, Egon Bondy, Manuel Bento, Teoctist Arăpașu, and Jörg Immendorff.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Richardson ranks 2,382 out of 5,347Before him are Jack Sheppard (1702), James Young Simpson (1811), Gwendoline Christie (1978), Hubert Parry (1848), W. J. Coffee (1774), and Roger Deakins (1949). After him are John Winthrop (1588), William Elford Leach (1791), Abhisit Vejjajiva (1964), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Corin Redgrave (1939), and Wilfrid (634).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ian Richardson ranks 322Before him are Jason Flemyng (1966), Barbara Steele (1937), Billy Boyd (1968), Ian Hart (1964), John Thaw (1942), and Gwendoline Christie (1978). After him are Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Corin Redgrave (1939), Miriam Margolyes (1941), Tom Hollander (1967), Francesca Annis (1945), and Freddie Highmore (1992).