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

Brazil
Marat/Sade
Dark City
Cry Freedom
The Fourth Protocol
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Becoming Jane
From Hell

Photos

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 68% 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
31% 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 50% 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
75% 85% Dark City Mr. Book (Character) $14.3M 1998
33% 60% Incognito Turley (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 50% 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
43% 67% M. Butterfly Ambassador Toulon (Character) $1.0M 1993
No Score Yet 25% Dirty Weekend Nimrod (Character) - 1993
0% 47% 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 No Score Yet Phantom of the Opera Cholet (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 44% Burning Secret Mr. Tuchman (Character) $132.7K 1988
74% 88% Cry Freedom State Prosecutor (Character) $4.9M 1987
74% 56% 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 50% The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Number 10 Unknown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 29% 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
47% 72% 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 100% 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 94% 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% 100% Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Bill Haydon (Character) 1979