Ian Richardson

1934 - 2007

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Ian William Richardson (7 April 1934 – 9 February 2007) was a Scottish actor. 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, M. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Richardson has received more than 1,099,221 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Ian Richardson is the 2,365th most popular actor (up from 2,466th in 2019), the 2,260th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,380th in 2019) and the 306th most popular British Actor.

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  • 24

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  • 3.14

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  • 3.51

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Among actors, Ian Richardson ranks 2,365 out of 10,030Before him are Florence Lawrence, Leo White, Franciszek Pieczka, Marguerite Durand, Leonid Bykov, and Bobby Driscoll. After him are Machine Gun Kelly, Damian Lewis, Kelly Rutherford, Philip Bosco, Irene Cara, and Keir Dullea.

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Among people born in 1934, Ian Richardson ranks 199Before him are Mikel Laboa, Paco Ibáñez, Frank País, Maria Carta, Roberto Clemente, and Darlene Conley. After him are Shirley Jones, Carmelo Simeone, Susan George, Pierre Barouh, Horst Szymaniak, and Zequinha. Among people deceased in 2007, Ian Richardson ranks 158Before him are Sandro Salvadore, Alfons Maria Stickler, Angelo Felici, Sa'dun Hammadi, Tosiwo Nakayama, and Darlene Conley. After him are Salomon Morel, Nazik Al-Malaika, Toulo de Graffenried, Theodore Maiman, Jim Gray, and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Richardson ranks 2,260 out of 6,924Before him are Paul Potts (1970), William Speirs Bruce (1867), Arnold Bennett (1867), William Cowper (1731), Eleanor of England, Countess of Bar (1269), and Reginald Doherty (1872). After him are Damian Lewis (1971), Princess Alexandra, 2nd Duchess of Fife (1891), Arthur Young (1741), Bob Klose (1945), Paul Greengrass (1955), and Francis Darwin (1848).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ian Richardson ranks 306Before him are Bernard Fox (1927), John Williams (1903), Jonny Lee Miller (1972), Naomie Harris (1976), Albert Austin (1881), and Francesca Annis (1945). After him are Damian Lewis (1971), Tommy Flanagan (1965), Gordon Jackson (1923), Samantha Eggar (1939), John Mahoney (1940), and Felicity Jones (1983).

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