Friday, February 09, 2007

Sad News

Actor Ian Richardson dead at 72

Laconic actor Ian Richardson, famed for his role as the arch manipulator in the BBC political drama House of Cards, has died suddenly at the age of 72, his agent said on Friday...

"House of Cards was just so much his own," Diamond said, reflecting on Richardson's role as the epitome of elegant evil in the BBC parliamentary trilogy.

His oleaginous aside as a Machiavellian politician - "You might say that, I couldn't possibly comment" - has entered the language as a perfect catchphrase for devious evasiveness.

I first taped HOUSE OF CARDS off the air when it was broadcast on our local PBS station and then bought the VHS set from the BBC when it became available. There are differences between the PBS and BBC edits of the series.

Link to the ITV story.

Someone on an alternate history site is writing a fanfic about how the character of Francis Urquhart would have handled 9/11 and the events of the real year 2001.

1 comment:

Leslie Bates said...

Of course the obvious bumper sticker would read: WHAT WOULD F.U. DO?