Ian Richardson

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Ian William Richardson CBE (7 April 1934 – 9 February 2007) was a Scottish actor best known for his portrayal of the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards trilogy. He was also a leading Shakespearean stage actor.

Most Popular Ian Richardson Trailers

Total trailers found: 58

Dark City Trailer (1998)

27 February 1998

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Brazil Trailer (1985)

20 February 1985

Brazil is a Terry Gilliam dystopic black comedy film that reflects the melancholy, dreamlike quality of a famous Brazilian song that’s been translated into English.

Whoops Apocalypse Trailer (1988)

06 May 1988

When a small British owned island in the Caribbean is invaded and the world's most dangerous terrorist kidnaps a member of the Royal family, the countdown to World War 3 begins.

B.A.P.S. Trailer (1997)

28 March 1997

Can two clueless Georgia homegirls with big hearts -- and even bigger hair -- find happiness, fame and thrills in the swank hills of Beverly? Anything is possible when you are B.

From Hell Trailer (2001)

19 October 2001

Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.

The Hound of the Baskervilles Trailer (1983)

03 November 1983

Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

Becoming Jane Trailer (2007)

02 March 2007

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

Joyeux Noël Trailer (2005)

09 November 2005

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood.

Hogfather Trailer (2006)

18 December 2006

It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

Incognito Trailer (1997)

14 November 1997

Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Trailer (1990)

12 September 1990

Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

The Fourth Protocol Trailer (1987)

28 August 1987

Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare.

The King and I Trailer (1999)

19 March 1999

Animated version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about when the King of Siam meets a head strong English school mistress.

A Knight in Camelot Trailer (1998)

08 November 1998

Yet another variation on Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee At King Arthur's Court." Here, a computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.

Catherine The Great Trailer (1996)

27 April 1996

Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.

Year of the Comet Trailer (1992)

24 April 1992

Year of the Comet is a 1992 romantic comedy adventure film about the pursuit of the most valuable bottle of wine in history.

Cry Freedom Trailer (1987)

05 November 1987

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s.

Burning Secret Trailer (1988)

23 December 1988

Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s.

Marat/Sade Trailer (1967)

01 January 1967

In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat's death, using the patients as actors.

Man of La Mancha Trailer (1972)

20 December 1972

In the sixteenth century, Miguel de Cervantes, poet, playwright, and part-time actor, has been arrested, together with his manservant, by the Spanish Inquisition.

A Midsummer Night's Dream Trailer (1968)

30 September 1968

Peter Hall's Royal Shakespeare Company production is one of the best versions of this oft-attempted but seldom achieved vision.

Imperium: Nerone Trailer (2004)

23 May 2004

A six-episode mini-series covering five centuries of the Roman Empire.

House of Cards Trailer (1990)

24 November 1990

Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned with a reduced majority, he fully expects the new Prime Minister, Henry Collingridge, to give him his just reward: a senior Cabinet post.

M. Butterfly Trailer (1993)

09 September 1993

In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.

Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Trailer (1986)

26 April 1986

The film depicts Lord Mountbatten's time as Viceroy of India shortly after the Second World War in the days leading up to Indian independence.

King of the Wind Trailer (1990)

25 May 1990

In 1727, an Arab colt is born with the signs of the wheat ear and the white spot on his heel: evil and good.

The Booze Cruise III: The Scattering Trailer (2006)

21 May 2006

The gang return for their third adventure, this time on a trip to scatter Grace's mother's ashes on the Yorkshire Moors.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Trailer (1979)

10 September 1979

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

The Phantom of the Opera Trailer (1990)

18 March 1990

Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera.

The Treasure Seekers Trailer (1996)

01 January 1996

Adaptation of the E. Nesbit novel set in turn of the century England. Widower and father of five, Richard Bastable has only days to save his family home and stave off financial ruin.

Twice Upon a Time Trailer (2006)

08 November 2006

The Master of Ballantrae Trailer (1984)

31 January 1984

Mistral's Daughter Trailer (1984)

24 September 1984

Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an arrogant and selfish man who places his work above everything.

The Sign of Four Trailer (1983)

06 December 1983

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to track down the Great Mogul, the second-largest diamond in the world.

Gormenghast Trailer (2000)

17 January 2000

A four-episode television serial based on the Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake. It was produced and broadcast by the BBC.

Dirty Weekend Trailer (1993)

29 October 1993

Shortly after she moves into her own flat in Brighton, Bella finds she is being spied on and generally harassed by a man living across from her.

Dæmos Rising Trailer (2004)

31 March 2004

Trapped in an isolated cottage, Captain Cavendish thinks he is seeing ghosts. The only person who might understand and help is Kate Lethbridge-Stewart .

Star Quality Trailer (1985)

10 November 1985

Lorraine Barrie, a fading but brilliant actress with a penchant for manipulating every theatrical endeavour to her best advantage, meets her match when she must trust her success to an equally willful stage director.

The Canterville Ghost Trailer (1997)

31 October 1997

'The Canterville Ghost' is one of the most popular choice for making a film in Oscar Wilde's works, and the original short story deserves the popularity.

A Change of Place Trailer (1994)

09 October 1994

Kim Jameson is a university professor while Kate Jameson - also known as Dominique, Kim’s twin sister - is a troubled model working in Paris.

Monsignor Quixote Trailer (1987)

13 February 1987

Sir Alec Guiness stars with Leo McKern in the story of a friendship between a Catholic priest and a Communist Mayor.

The Gravy Train Goes East Trailer (1991)

27 October 1991

The Gravy Train Goes East is the 1991 sequel to 1990 British mini-series The Gravy Train written by Malcolm Bradbury.

All's Well That Ends Well Trailer (1968)

06 March 1968

An adaptation directed by Claude Whatham for the BBC's Theatre 625 slot. Essentially a recording of John Barton's acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production starring Catherine Lacey (the Countess), Ian Richardson (Bertram), Lynn Farleigh (Helen), Clive Swift (Parolles) and Sebastian Shaw (the King), it was broadcast on 3 June 1968.

The Plot to Kill Hitler Trailer (1990)

30 January 1990

A historical recreation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command Officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government.

A Royal Scandal Trailer (1997)

10 October 1997

The doomed marriage of the Prince Regent and Caroline of Brunswick.

The Booze Cruise II: The Treasure Hunt Trailer (2005)

25 December 2005

The Booze Cruise is a series of three feature length comedy dramas written for British television by Paul Minett and Brian Leveson.

The Winslow Boy Trailer (1989)

30 April 1989

In pre-WW1 England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

As You Like It Trailer (1963)

21 March 1963

One of the earliest hits for the newly established RSC, Michael Elliott’s sparkling version of Shakespeare's comedy is still remembered with joy by a generation of theatre-goers.

The Darwin Adventure Trailer (1972)

27 September 1972

The story of Charles Darwin's journey on The Beagle.

To Play the King Trailer (1993)

21 November 1993

Francis Urquhart, unscrupulous but cunning Conservative politician, managed to become the British prime minister and crush all significant opposition.

3-D Halloween Trailer (2000)

15 October 2000

Gauguin the Savage Trailer (1980)

29 April 1980

Based on the turbulent life of the temperamental French painter, Paul Gauguin, and his compulsive search for creative freedom which caused him to abandon his wife and five children in Paris for a life of contentment in Tahiti.

Porterhouse Blue Trailer (1987)

02 June 1987

In late-'80s Britain, Porterhouse College Cambridge is an anachronism, its students uniformly male and (in the vast number of cases) privately educated.

Troubles Trailer (1988)

01 May 1988

A grand hotel fallen into decay, two women with secrets and a dangerous political situation about to boil over - these intriguing elements all combine in this gripping drama from the producer of the hit mini-series, The Irish R.

An Ungentlemanly Act Trailer (1992)

01 January 1992

Based on actual accounts, this film portrays the days and hours before and during the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina, which eventually lead to the Falklands War.

The Gravy Train Trailer (1990)

27 June 1990

A four-part comedy written by Malcolm Bradbury with an international cast including Alexei Sayle, Chn

Charlie Muffin Trailer (1979)

11 December 1979

Charlie Muffin, top British Intelligence operative, has just broken up a major Soviet spy network in England.

Danton's Death Trailer (1978)

23 April 1978

Danton 's Death is arguably the most dramatic and penetrating study of revolution ever written. Georg Biichner concentrates on that moment in 1794 when the Reign of Terror, already well established, spills over into a total blood-bath.