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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd February 2002 The Millenium Bridge was re-opened after a 5m de-wobbling redesign.

22nd February 1953 Comedy actor Nigel Planer, Young Ones, was born in Westminster, London.

22nd February 1940 Born today: Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)

22nd February 1928 Born today: Bruce Forsyth, London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game)

22nd February 1907 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

22nd February 1892 Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London)

22nd February 1868 Celebrated magician David Devant born David Wighton in Holloway, London.

22nd February 1684 Born today: William Pulteney, London, statesman (Earl of Bath)

Actor Ian Richardson lived here



Actor Ian Richardson lived here

This is where Scottish actor Ian Richardson lived.

Location: 131 Lavender Sweep, Battersea, SW11 1EA

Description: Ian Richardson CBE, Scottish actor and star of House of Cards, lived and died here.

He famously portrayed the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in BBC drama House of Cards. On the big screen he was the mole finally unmasked by Sir Alec Guinness and slain by Ian Bannen in John Le Carr's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979).

He was also a leading Shakespearean stage actor at the RSC between 1960 to 1975.

Richardson's last years saw him in Miss Marple in 2004, the Lord Chancellor in Bleak House, and 2006 as the voice of Death in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather.

A week after his death Dame Helen Mirren burst into tears dedicating her Best Actress BAFTA to him.

He was survived by his wife, Maroussia Frank, whom he married in 1961, and their sons, Jeremy and Miles.




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Actor Ian Richardson lived here

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